At a Saturday campaign stop in Marietta, Georgia, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel attempted to persuade Republicans to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, even as voters expressed ambivalence about expanding “money and work when it’s already decided.”
Incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are facing tough reelection battles in two January runoff elections that could determine control of the US Senate.
“It’s not decided. This is the key — it’s not decided,” McDaniel told a fiery crowd of Republicans who turned the RNC chair’s meet-and-greet session Saturday into a public airing of grievances surrounding the November 3 election.
She pointed to the certified results of the November 3 Georgia Senate race that showed Perdue leading Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff by more than 88,000 votes. In Georgia, if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the two top vote-getters head to a runoff.
“So if you lose your faith and you don’t vote and people walk away — that will decide it,” McDaniel said.
President Donald Trump, who announced Thursday he’d travel to Georgia next week to campaign for Loeffler and Perdue, has leveled baseless claims of widespread fraud in Georgia, calling Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, “the enemy of the people.” [Continue reading…]