'Call off election!' In untethered rant, Trump falsely claims Georgia's January runoff 'won’t be needed'

'Call off election!' In untethered rant, Trump falsely claims Georgia's January runoff 'won’t be needed'
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The President of the United States is demanding a governor break the law in an effort to illegally award him that state's Electoral College votes.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted Republican Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia "call off" the January runoff election, because his state was "scammed."

Americans can now add President Trump's name to the list of Republicans who are working to depress voter turnout from members of their their own party at next month's critical election that will determine who will win both U.S. Senate seats for the state of Georgia.

The President is claiming not only was there election fraud in Georgia, but that the fraud in the Peach state was so massive that incumbent GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue actually won their races. That's false. In reality, both obtained less than 50 percent of the vote, and are facing their Democratic challengers in a January 5 runoff.

Trump's tweet is of course a lie, one of countless lies about the election Trump has made for months now.

Trump's lie is so provocative Twitter quickly slapped a warning label on it.

So critical are those two races, not only for the people of Georgia, but for control of the entire U.S. Senate. Should both Democrats – Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock – win, Democrats will control the U.S. Senate.

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