As President Donald Trump’s lawyers continue to insist that voter fraud occurred in a number of key swing states this year, the president’s own focus in recent days has been on the state of Georgia, where a pair of runoff elections will soon determine which party controls the U.S. Senate in the upcoming congressional term.
According to Breitbart, the president took a trip to the Peach State over the weekend to stump for the GOP candidates in those races with a massive rally in Valdosta, where he issued an urgent request to supporters to get out and vote for Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler on Jan. 5.
“If you don’t vote, the socialists and the communists win,” Trump told rallygoers, according to Breitbart.
Trump fights boycott effort
The warning from Trump came in the wake of several high-profile lawyers generating controversy by telling Republicans in Georgia to boycott voting in the runoffs in protest of what allegedly happened on Nov. 3.
Most of that sort of rhetoric came from prominent lawyer L. Lin Wood, who has been working alongside attorney Sidney Powell in a number of swing states trying to prove that massive election fraud took place last month — enough to flip the results of the election, once rectified, the lawyers say.
Wood’s suggestion at a recent rally that Georgia voters not cast their ballots in the special election was apparently his way of forcing Loeffler and Perdue to demand that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brand Raffensperger, both Republicans, take further actions to help expose any potential election fraud in the Peach State.
According to Politico, an anonymous source reported that President Trump was so put off by Wood’s suggestion to boycott the runoff election that he actually called the lawyer personally and told him to “knock it off.”
Wood’s calls for a boycott were also widely criticized by Republicans like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who called the attorney’s suggestion one of the “nuttier things” he’s seen in his political career, Politico reported.
A warning for Republicans
Aside from telling his Georgia supporters that socialism and communism will win if the Democrats are able to take control of the upper chamber, Trump wasted no time at his weekend rally slamming Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who are facing off against Loeffler and Perdue, respectively.
The president told the crowd in Georgia that Ossoff is a “radical zealot” who wants to pass legislative items like the “Green New Deal,” and said that Ossoff supports radical progressive causes like the “defund the police” movement.
Trump then trained his sights on Warnock, who he called “anti-Israel.”
After touching on a number of instances of alleged voter fraud in the state of Georgia, the president wrapped up his rally by reminding Georgia voters that without Loeffler and Perdue as the last line of defense against radical, leftist policies, freedoms like the Second Amendment and religious liberty are at risk of being taken. We can only hope his message of warning is heeded in a few short weeks.