Don Jr urges voters to turn out for Senate runoffs as Trump continues to push fraud claims in Georgia

Don Jr urges voters to turn out for Senate runoffs as Trump continues to push fraud claims in Georgia
Donald Trump Jr., photo via Gage Skidmore.

As Donald Trump desperately seeks a third tabulation of Georgia's votes to once again solidify his loser status, Republicans are beginning to fret over the toll his imaginary fraud claims will have on GOP turnout for the two critical Senate runoffs in January. In fact, the threat level must be pretty All-CAPS epic because Don Jr. himself took to Twitter Monday morning to stem the fallout.

"I'm seeing a lot of talk from people that are supposed to be on our side telling GOP voters not to go out & vote for @KLoeffler and @PerdueSenate," Don Jr. tweeted a day after the Trump campaign insisted on yet another recount of the state's voting results, which have already been certified. "That is NONSENSE. IGNORE those people. We need ALL of our people coming out to vote for Kelly & David," he added.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Team Trump issued a statement accusing Georgia election officials of delivering "the People false results" while providing zero evidence the count was somehow fraudulent. "There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots," it said. Biden ultimately won the state by about 13,000 votes—close, but not recount close.

But apparently the constant drumbeat of baseless claims from Team Trump that a bogus voting system massively disenfranchised Trump voters isn't such a great turnout message.


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.