President Trump is not happy with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp regarding the state’s recent election results. Georgia has become a focal point of the 2020 presidential election as the state conducts its third recount amid continued allegations of widespread voter fraud in the state. The President, who previously endorsed Kemp for governor, told Fox host Maria Bartiromo “the governor’s done nothing” about problems during the election.
The President said in a series of tweets, “Why won’t Gover Brian Kemp, the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes. It will be a “goldmine” of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state. Also, quickly check the number of envelopes versus the number of ballots, You may just find that there are many more ballots than there are envelopes. So simple, and so easy to do. Georgia Republicans are angry, all Republicans are angry. Get it done!”
According to The Daily Wire:
....Also, quickly check the number of envelopes versus the number of ballots. You may just find that there are many more ballots than there are envelopes. So simple, and so easy to do. Georgia Republicans are angry, all Republicans are angry. Get it done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020
Trump’s remarks come as Republicans are trying to win two runoff U.S. Senate races in the state in a little over a month from now. Some have argued that remarks from Trump and his lawyers, who have suggested that Kemp could have been paid off in some sort of nefarious election activity, are hurting the GOP’s chances of winning the two seats. Control of the U.S. Senate will be determined by the outcome of these two races.
A Republican official told The Daily Wire that Trump’s comments were an “unnecessary distraction” at a time when everyone in the party is united to close out the two Senate races with wins.
“This is an unnecessary distraction, as Republicans are united to re-elect Senators Loeffler and Perdue,” the official said. “The focus for everyone needs to be on the two Georgia senate runoffs in January, and turning our Republican voters. There is too much at stake for Republicans to lose focus. If Democrats win, they have full control in Washington, giving Biden and the radical left the green light to push through whatever extreme ideas they have.”
Georgia has faced had a long string of problems involving the 2020 presidential election, resulting in multiple recounts which have uncovered thousands of uncounted ballots. Despite the fact no evidence to support President Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud has been made public the Trump legal team has not given up yet. Joe Biden is expected to remain the winner of the Peach State after the recount has concluded.