‘They have not earned your vote’: Trump allies urge Georgia Republicans to sit out Senate runoffs

Allies of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election urged Republicans in Georgia on Wednesday to stay at home for the Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections, arguing Trump supporters shouldn’t take part in another “rigged election.”

Attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell told a crowd of Trump loyalists not to vote for either of the two Georgia incumbent Republican senators, Kelly Loeffler or David Perdue, during a “Stop the Steal” gathering in Atlanta.

The event, billed as a “press conference” but resembling the raucousness of a Trump rally, was filled with wild conspiracies and falsehoods about last month’s election won by President-elect Joe Biden. Attention also turned to the two runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.

“Where is Kelly Loeffler here? Where is David Perdue?” said Wood, who unsuccessfully sued Georgia seeking to stop the presidential election’s certification. “He ought to be standing right here.”

“Do not be fooled twice,” he added. “This is Georgia. We ain’t dumb. We’re not going to vote on Jan. 5 on another machine made by China. You’re not going to fool Georgians¬†again. If Kelly Loeffler wants your vote, if David Perdue wants your vote, they’ve got to earn it.”


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