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President Donald Trump waves as he leaves after speaking at a campaign rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Oct. 16, in Macon, Ga. (weigh in on the state of the 2020 election)

Trump urges Georgia to vote in Senate runoffs at rally, still hits ‘rigged’ election

With the Republican majority at stake in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, President Trump returned to the campaign trail Saturday for the first time since last month’s presidential election. He held an evening rally in Valdosta, Ga., for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

By the Levant News newsdesk
Trump described to the crowd how he saw the stakes in the twin Senate runoffs. “Very simply, you will decide whether your children will grow up in a socialist country or free country. Socialism is just the beginning for these people. They want to go into a communistic form of government,” the president continued.

He urged Georgians to vote, while still sowing distrust in the state’s handling of elections. “You must go vote, vote early. They cheated, they rigged our presidential election, but we will still win it. They’re going to try and rig this election too.”

Trump then hit the state’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. “Your governor could stop it very easily, if he knew what the hell he was doing.” He said that Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger were “afraid of Stacey Abrams,” the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist.

“If I lost, I’d be a very gracious loser. If I lost, I’d go to Florida…but you can’t ever accept what they steal and rig and rob. You can’t accept it,” Trump continued. Of the 2024 presidential election, Trump said, “Hopefully, I won’t have to be a candidate.”

Just after the rally, the president took to Twitter to urge Georgians to register to vote before Monday, Dec. 12, and to request an absentee ballot before 12/31.

“The answer to the Democrat voter fraud is not to stay at home – that’s what Pelosi and Schumer want you to do. If you want revenge on the Democrats for their efforts to steal the Presidential election, where we are fighting hard, you have to show up and vote in RECORD numbers!” he added.

As the mostly maskless supporters stood in line waiting for temperature checks, a chant broke out: “Stop the steal.”

On the eve of Trump’s trip, Vice President Mike Pence – in the Peach State for the second time since the kickoff of the twin Senate showdowns – emphasized: “President Trump and I need David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler back in the Republican majority in the United States Senate.”

Loeffler and Perdue are the GOP candidates in the Jan. 5 elections, which will determine if Republicans hold the chamber, or if Democrats control both the House and Senate, as well as the White House.

Republicans desperately need Trump supporters to return to the polls a month from now, despite unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election.

The balance of power for the next Senate coming out of last month’s elections is 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. That means Democrats must win both of Georgia’s runoffs to make it a 50-50 split Senate. If that occurs, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be the tie-breaking vote, giving her party a razor-thin majority in the chamber.

Trump continues to fight the results of the presidential contest in Georgia, a once solidly red state that’s turned into a crucial battleground in recent years. President-elect Joe Biden carried the state by roughly 12,000 votes in last month’s election. The results were backed up by a manual recount mandated by state officials. A second recount requested by the president, completed Friday, didn’t alter the final result – and the election results were cerrtified.

But as Biden prepares to take office, Trump has continued his assault on the election. On Friday, as his legal team filed a new lawsuit in Georgia, Trump tied the runoffs to his push to reverse the state’s presidential election results as he once again demanded a signature audit of ballots.

“The best way to insure a @KLoeffler and @sendavidperdue VICTORY is to allow signature checks in the Presidential race, which will insure a Georgia Presidential win,” the president claimed. And he argued that “Spirits will soar and everyone will rush out and VOTE!”

With agencies

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  1. It makes no difference in the murderous thieving land of endless perverted lies – which puppet-skank is ‘put’ in office for the equally-greedy psycho politicorporates.

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