US President Donald Trump traveled to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for two Republicans in the Senate ahead of the January Senate elections. Trump, however, largely highlighted his allegations of election fraud in the presidential election, which he lost.
Trump began his speech in Georgia by reminding everyone in Georgia to vote for the Republican Party candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue.
“You have to decide whether your children will grow up in a socialist country or in a free country,” he said.
Soon, he turned his eyes back to the presidential election, highlighting allegations of electoral fraud, for which there is no evidence.
– from [demokraterna] They cheated and rigged our presidential elections, but we still win them. And they will try to rig this election [senatorsvalet] Also.
The crowd welcomed Trump into Georgia and shouted “We love you!” And another “four years!”
When candidates Lewefeler and Perdue took the podium in the Senate, many in the audience shouted, “FIGHT FOR TRUMP!” And “Stop stealing the elections!”
Why are Senate elections important?
Georgia’s Senate elections are of particular interest because they determine whether Republicans or Democrats obtain a majority in the Senate.
Georgia hasn’t had a Democratic senator in 20 years, but it now looks very equal in the state with two Senate seats at stake.
From the Democratic Party, John Usoff and Raphael Warnock are running for the Senate in Georgia.
Democrats already have a majority in the US House of Representatives, and a majority in the Senate requires the party to win two seats in the Georgia Senate.
Former President Joe Biden has said he will travel to Georgia to support the Democratic candidates in the election, but it is unclear when that will happen.
No evidence of electoral fraud – Trump pressured Georgia’s governor
Federal and state election officials dismiss Trump’s allegations of election fraud.
Biden’s victory in the presidential election in Georgia – where no Democrat has won the presidential election since 1992 – has fueled Trump in particular.
During his campaign meeting on Saturday, Trump said he would take the election fraud case to the Supreme Court “soon,” but he did not elaborate further. Experts don’t see how this would be possible.
Many fear that Trump’s allegations of election fraud could adversely affect the Senate election. And many Republicans have expressed concern about it.
Trump attacked many Republicans who do not support him – including Georgia State Governor Brian Kemp.
The incumbent president pressed Kemp on Saturday to stand behind him to reverse the state’s election results.
Biden won the presidential election with 306 votes to 232. The Electoral College will meet on December 14 to determine the outcome.
Sources: Reuters, Associated Press