Trump to rally in Georgia on the eve of the Senate by-elections

President Trump and the Republican National Committee said Sunday that the president will hold a rally in Dalton, Georgia, on January 4, the night before the state’s crucial Senate run-off election. Republicans must hold on to at least one of the Senate seats to retain the Senate majority, while Democrats must win both to make a 50-50 draw, with Kamala Harris, the elected vice president, as the vote.

“On behalf of two GREAT Senators, @sendavidperdue & @KLoeffler, I’m going to Georgia on Monday night, January 4th to have a big and wonderful event. So important to our country that they win! ‘ Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday night.

Mr. Trump announced he would go to Georgia shortly before the end of the year White House announced he signed a $ 900 billion COVID-19 bill that, along with $ 1.4 billion in government spending. His refusal to sign the bill for nearly a week put both Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, in a rough spot before the end because they both voted for it. Both Perdue and Loeffler immediately issued statements in which he thanked Trump for the bill.

Neither Perdue nor Loeffler won 50% of the vote in November, forcing run-off elections. Perdue led Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff, and while Raphael Warnock got the most votes in his race, Loeffler and Republican Congressman Doug Collins collectively got more votes than he did.

President Trump holds rally in Georgia for Senate candidates Loeffler and Perdue
President Donald Trump is attending a rally in support of Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 5, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia. The rally with the senators comes ahead of a major run-off election for Perdue and Loeffler on Jan. 5 that will decide who will control the U.S. Senate.

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The race attracted a considerable amount of money and Ossoff became the best-funded candidate of the Senate of all time last week, raising $ 107 million between October 15 and December 15 alone.

By mnr. Trump’s previous rally in Georgia he falsely insisted we win the election and especially the state. Mr. Trump refused to concede the general election, and he singled out Republican election officials in Georgia, who turned blue for President-elect Joe Biden when he made unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud and a difficult election.

With the Electoral College on December 14 celebrating the victory of Mr. Biden confirmed and a number of lawsuits that challenged the election results in the courtroom, Mr. Trump has pinned his hopes on overthrowing the election results. several key states when they meet to count the votes on January 6th. But Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked GOP senators last week not to object to the outcome of the election when the joint sitting convenes.

Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota and the majority whip, said the attempt to cast ballot polls “is going nowhere.”

“In the Senate, it will go off like a shot dog,” Thune told reporters on Dec. 21.

Dalton, where the rally is being held on Jan. 4, is in one of Georgia’s most conservative House districts. In January, the district is represented by Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who promoted QAnon conspiracy theories and a firm ally of Mr. Trump is.

The Republican National Committee said all participants in the Dalton meeting will have to undergo temperature checks, get masks that they are “instructed to wear” and have access to hand sanitizer. The rally is being held at an airport hangar, a well-known place for Mr. Trump’s rallies before the election.