Trump Supporters in Georgia Ask RNC Chair Why They Should Vote in Runoffs When System Is 'Rigged'

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    Frustrated supporters of President Donald Trump in Georgia challenged Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on why they should even vote in the upcoming Senate runoffs if "rigged" elections are "already decided."

    McDaniel's Saturday campaign stop in Marietta, Georgia, appeared to backfire as Trump supporters who have adopted the president's conspiratorial accusations about "voter fraud" asked why their vote even matters. The scene doesn't bode well for Republicans as they look to hang onto a thin U.S. Senate majority that hinges on prevailing in two January 5 runoff elections. Both incumbent Georgia GOP senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, face stiff challenges from Democratic candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.

    One baffled Trump supporter at the event asked how Republicans turned out in such "crazy numbers," but somehow Joe Biden still defeated the president. He claimed "machines are switching the votes," a baseless accusation lifted directly from Trump.


    McDaniel was forced to defend the U.S. election system despite Trump's unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. The GOP chairwoman found herself pushing back against the Republican president's messaging, telling state GOP voters to worry about election fraud issues "later," or at least to hold their concerns until after the all-important U.S. Senate runoffs.

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    "Why should we vote in this election when we know it's already decided?" asked one demoralized Marietta voter.

    "It's not decided. This is the key—it's not decided," McDaniel told the irate crowd of Republican Trump supporters. The president lost the state by more than 12,000 votes in the November 3 election against Biden. "So if you lose your faith and you don't vote and people walk away—that will decide it," she warned attendees.


    McDaniel was hit with a barrage of questions directly pertaining to Trump's ongoing accusations of voter fraud, which he has extended to several other states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania, where he lost by tens or even hundreds of thousands of votes. Trump supporters present at the event appeared apathetic about the upcoming vote, saying the expansion of "money and work when [the election] is already decided" seems pointless.

    Trump warned Americans that "a lot of things" are set to change in terms of the presidential election outcome, despite state after state rejecting his campaign's legal challenges. McDaniel's appearance in Marietta on Saturday occurs in the same Cobb County where the local GOP chairman said Thursday they had not even signed on to attorney Sidney Powell's typo-filled lawsuit contesting the election results.

    Nonetheless, Trump has lashed out against several Georgia state lawmakers including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who he called "the enemy of the people," a phrase used frequently in Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union.

    "Kemp is a crook!" one upset Trump supporter shouted at McDaniel Saturday, a reference to the state's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, who is also a very public backer of the president.

    Biden holds a sizable electoral vote margin of victory, and he is pushing ahead with his transition into the White House on January 20. McDaniel's visit to Georgia in support of Republican senators Loeffler and Perdue comes as Trump himself announced his own visit to the state ahead of the runoff races. The president said Thursday he plans to visit the state this coming week to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler.

    Longtime Republican strategist Karl Rove noted on Fox News Saturday that if Democrats capture the seats, they "don't need to change the rules" in order to undo Trump's 2017 tax cuts, which were written into law by the GOP majority. Instead they can use the Budget Control Act of 1974 and a move labeled "budget reconciliation" in order to do it with the simple majority of 50 senate votes plus Vice President Kamala Harris.

    McDaniel pointed out to campaign stop attendees that Perdue was leading Ossoff by more than 88,000 votes, urging GOP voters to ensure they get out and vote in such a close race. Under Georgia state laws, a two-person runoff is held when no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, which occurred in the November 3 contests.

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  2. Recusant
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    A Florida attorney went to considerable lengths to flesh out his "tongue in cheek" plans to engage in voting fraud, including using his brother's address to register to vote in Georgia. His "joke" took the form of encouraging Florida voters to register to vote in Georgia and describing how they should go about doing so. Oh, did I forget to mention that he was encouraging Republican voters to engage in voting fraud?

    "Florida attorney under investigation for registering to vote in Georgia, encouraging others to do the same" | WSB Atlanta

     
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  3. c jay
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    Yes, all voter fraud should be investigated no matter what your political affiliation.
     
  4. JoeNation
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    How about the sabotage of the US Postal Service?
     
  5. c jay
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    Yes, investigate it all. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. I doubt if you can find a non-partisan investigator anyway. Instead, we are going to continue to hold witch hunts, make outlandish claims, until there is blood in the streets and no one gets it.
     
  6. JoeNation
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    But aren't you calling for investigations? Aren't investigations mostly witch hunts?
     
  7. c jay
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    If only done by zealots, example; last impeachment and I will even throw in the Paula Jones BS. Investigations should be a non-bias search for the truth. Complaints and affidavits from pole observers have fallen on the death ears of various states attorney generals and the press yells "nothing to see here..."
     
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  8. FryDaddyJr

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  9. c jay
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    "Telephone Poles have a lot in common."
    A published poem by a hitch hiker I gave a ride to back in the 70's.
    It stuck with me, other then that, your point is...........
     
  10. FryDaddyJr

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    "pole observers". Christ on Toast learn to spell.
     
  11. c jay
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    severely dyslexic, heavily reliant on spell checks. Sorry, Satan on a Pickle. Thank you for pointing out my disability. Privileged @R%$#@. (Intersectionality has no friends)
     
  12. Recusant
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    So Republican attorneys general in multiple states have been deliberately ignoring valid evidence of voting fraud? Why would they be doing that?

    Could it be that the supposed evidence is in fact not as solid as the Trumpist propaganda machine would like the gullible to believe?

    Nah, must be a vast conspiracy in which somehow the votes in most but not all the swing states were manipulated so that down-ballot Republican candidates were elected but the precious votes for President Trump were fiddled and suppressed. The Republican officials in those states cooperated with the scheme, and have ensured its success by ignoring solid evidence of voting fraud. Further, dozens of judges (including those appointed by President Trump) have colluded to help carry out this monstrous theft of votes from Trump, but not from other Republican candidates. Yeah, that makes much more sense. Somehow. Must be Soros and the globalists who engineered this stab in the back (Dolchstosslegende) I tell you!
     
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  13. c jay
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    Nothing happening here......

     
  14. Recusant
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    It wasn't nothing. Nor was it fiddling the vote.

    Georgia's Secretary of State office (run by a Republican, naturally) investigated the claims supposedly supported by that video. Nobody who's been watching the moronic Trumpist parade of false claims and failed lawsuits will be surprised to learn what they found.

    "Fact Check: Video From Georgia Does NOT Show Suitcases Filled With Ballots Suspiciously Pulled From Under A Table; Poll Watchers Were NOT Told To Leave" | Lead Stories

    That video will be shouted about and referenced probably for years. The facts don't matter, because they've never mattered to the most devoted followers of Dear Leader.
     
  15. c jay
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    The claims and stamps on the video, plus reported counts, show ballots being counted without oversight, period. But the word of a guy responsible for sending every registered voter in the state mail-in ballots. Not that he has any skin in the game proving that his plan was safe and fool proof. But if it fits your narrative, go for it.
     
  16. toughcoins

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  17. c jay
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    c jay Well-Known Member

    Here's how Fact Check works; False because they were NOT in suitcases, they were in tote boxes.
     
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  18. JoeNation
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    Republicans at the state level have unequivocally certified and endorsed the results of the election. If that isn't good enough for you then you're too far gone to bother applying reality to. Reality is clearly not your friend.
     
  19. Recusant
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    It was determined by investigators working for the Republican Secretary of State that the contents of the video did not show "evidence of voter fraud." The courts of the US have examined the supposed evidence in literally dozens of cases in which voting fraud was alleged. Every single case based on that allegation has failed. If there were genuine evidence supporting the allegations, the results would have been different. People will jump up and down and shout to their hearts' content, parroting Trump's lies--the facts remain.
     
  20. toughcoins

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    This is total, unequivocal BS.

    The odds of 4 operators of ballot processing machines all running out of ballots to process, and all 4 suddenly needing a fresh batch of ballots to process, all conveniently stowed away in . . . yes, you guessed it . . . exactly 4 containers, are both slim and none.

    The video exposes a coordinated effort, and not a natural process . . . PERIOD!!! End of the true story.

    You can lie all you want, but in the end it will be paid for.
     
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