Joe Biden, the Democrat, won the Presidential race….
(Even with vote suppression efforts)
National Republicans have been on the states Republicans case BEFORE the just completed race results recount…
There is a runoff election because the two Republican US Senate people didn’t clear the 50% vote bar….
There is no worse time for Georgia Republicans to be engulfed in a civil war. Their presidential candidate just narrowly lost the state, which has long been a conservative safe space, while two competitive runoff races are looming in January that could determine control of the U.S. Senate — and the direction of the country for the first part of this decade.
And yet the war has come, full of double-crossing, internecine accusations of lying and incompetence, and a bitter cleavage into factions over the question of how much fealty should be shown to President Trump — and the extent to which Republicans should amplify his false argument that the election in this fast-changing Southern state was stolen from him.
Republicans in Georgia and elsewhere are now faced with a stark choice. They can stick by Mr. Trump and his rash claims of fraud, and risk alienating moderate voters who may have had their fill of Trumpism — including the thousands who helped turn Georgia blue this month. Or they can break with Mr. Trump, invite his wrath and risk throwing the political equivalent of a wet blanket on conservative turnout for the Senate runoffs in January.
“This is clearly a divisive issue for Republicans in Georgia,” said Ashley O’Connor, a Republican strategist. “But the balance of the Senate is at stake here for Republicans so everybody would do better reminding themselves what’s at stake.”
The hostilities here involve a tangle of overlapping rivalries among statewide and national Republicans…..
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) told Bloomberg that Donald Trump’s frequent and unsubstantiated accusations of mail-in voting fraud likely contributed to 24,500 people who voted in the state’s Republican primary not voting in the Nov. 3 election — possibly accounting for President-elect Joe Biden’s 14,000-vote advantage in the state.
Said Raffensperger: “In effect, what you’re doing is you are suppressing your own voters. I have no control over what campaigns do, and if they do ill-advised actions that suppress their own vote, what can I do?”