President Trump says the Georgia Senate run-off races are illegal and invalid because of ‘hasty’ changes made to the ‘unconstituintional’ voting process in the state prior to the election
The Commander-in-chief made the claim on Twitter Friday night, as Georgians head to the polls to cast their ballots in the two run-off races.
If Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win both races, the Senate will flip blue, giving Democrats control of the Presidency and both chambers of Congress from late this month.
It would spell disaster for President Trump’s legacy as he prepares to leave the White House on January 20.
Clearly concerned about what is at stake, he challenged the legitimacy of the run-off races in a series of angry tweets.
President Trump says the two Georgia Senate run-off races are illegal and invalid because of ‘hasty’ changes made to the ‘unconstitutional’ voting process in the state prior to the election
Clearly concerned that the Senate may flip Democrat following the Georgia run-off races, Trump challenged their legitimacy in a series of angry tweets
He wrote: ‘Before even discussing the massive corruption which took place in the 2020 Election, which gives us far more votes than is necessary to win all of the Swing States (only need three), it must be noted that the State Legislatures were not in any way responsible for the massive changes made to the voting process, rules and regulations, many made hastily before the election, and therefore the whole State Election is not legal or Constitutional.
‘Additionally, the Georgia Consent Decree is Unconstitutional & the State 2020 Presidential Election is therefore both illegal and invalid, and that would include the two current Senatorial Elections.’
Twitter flagged the tweets with a message which read: ‘Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the US Presidential election. This claim about election fraud is disputed.’
Joe Biden was determined to have won Georgia in the Presidential election by a razor thin margin.
The Democrat president-elect garnered 49.5 percent of the vote, while Trump attained 49.3 percent.
There’s been higher turnout in Democratic Congressional districts versus Republicans ones and a higher percentage of black voters than in the fall, which could be good news for Democratic Senate hopefuls Jon Ossoff (left) and Rev. Raphael Warnock
Trump’s tweet comes following a report that Democrats hold an edge in early, in-person voting in the run-off races, leaving
Additionally, there’s been higher turnout in Democratic Congressional districts than Republican ones.
The amount counts for more than a third of the 4.9 million Georgians who voted in the November 3 general election.
Ossoff and Warnock are challenging GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.
Perdue announced Thursday he was in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 by a staff member.
If Democrats pick up both seats the party will have 50 members of the Senate – and with the help of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a majority.
Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler (left) and David Perdue (right) will have to make up any voting deficit on Election Day Tuesday. Perdue announced Thursday he was in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 by a staff member
Harris will return to the state Sunday to campaign, while President-elect Joe Biden will be in Atlanta Monday.
President Donald Trump will also hold a rally in Dalton, Georgia Monday, which will be one of his few public appearances since Election Day.
Georgia-based GOP consultant Chip Lake told Fox News that ‘the early-voting numbers are certainly a little more favorable to Democrats than the early-voting data that we had in November.’
‘Republicans need to have a strong Election Day turnout on Tuesday. Election Day votes count the exact same as early votes. We had just under a million people vote on Election Day on Nov. 3,’ Lake continued.
‘For Republicans to win these runoff races, I think it’s crucial that we need to have Election Day turnout at 800,000 votes or higher on Tuesday.’
Karl Rove, President George W. Bush’s top strategist who’s running the Georgia Republicans fundraising apparatus, wrote in a memo earlier this week, ‘the combined total number of votes cast so far by absentee mail-in and in-person early voting is a couple points more Democratic than it was in the fall,’ Fox reported.
In November, Biden won the state, flipping it to red for the first time since Bill Clinton in 1992.
Both Ossoff and Warnock did well enough to squeak out a run-off, which occurs when neither Senate candidate reach a 50 per cent threshold.
Election Day is Tuesday, January 5.