GOP voters in Georgia consider throwing the runoff to hurt the party in support of Trump: report
The Georgia Senate runoffs will ultimately determine the GOP's leverage in the federal government — but Republican voters are considering teaching lawmakers a lesson to show their support of President Donald Trump.
Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud has elevated his supporters' level of distrust in not only the government but also the Republican Party. Now, Republican voters in Georgia are considering boycotting the special election, according to International Business Times.
On Sunday, Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood tweeted a suggestion that Georgia voters should withhold their money and votes due to Republicans' handling of the election in the state.
"Politicians love votes & money (not necessarily in that order). Want to get @SenLoeffler & @sendavidperdue out of their basements to demand that action must be taken to fix steal of the 11/3 GA election? Threaten to withhold your votes & money. Demand that they represent you," Wood tweeted on Sunday.
Amid the post-election legal war, Trump has publicly lambasted incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (D-Ga.), Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, as well as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, all Republicans, for the outcome of the election.
Allegiance to Trump has also been displayed in the form of hashtags. Over the weekend, the hashtag, #WriteInTrumpForGA, began circulating on social media as a form of encouragement for Georgia voters to replace Perdue and Loeffler's name with Trump's on their runoff ballot.
"We will do whatever it takes to completely destroy the Republican Party," on person tweeted, according to The Nation.
During an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Boz," Republican pollster Frank Luntz expressed concern about the damage Trump could ultimately do by continuing to say that the United States' election system is rigged. However, the Republican Party will likely suffer the most.
"If [Trump] continues to disillusion voters... by saying that the elections were rigged and that your vote doesn't matter, this could have severe consequences for the administration in trying to keep those two seats Republican," Luntz said Monday
Without Perdue and Loeffler's seats, Republicans will lose the Senate which would give Democrats control of both chambers.
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