Will Trump’s ‘rigged election’ claims hurt the GOP’s chances in Ga. Senate runoffs?

Will Trump’s ‘rigged election’ claims hurt the GOP’s chances in Ga. Senate runoffs?
Raphael Warnock (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – If it does, if in fact the GOP loses both elections and control of the Senate, it is beginning to look like an unavoidable consequence of the battle for the truth about the general election.]

Republican strategists are signaling that the Georgia runoffs featuring Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are even more important than the 2020 general election, especially with some in President Donald Trump’s camp — and often times the president himself — claiming the state’s election process is corrupt.

The Daily Caller spoke to a number of Republican strategists and those familiar with Georgia elections, and while they didn’t definitively say Trump and his supporters’ claims were hurting, they certainly indicated they weren’t helping the GOP maintain its majority in the Senate.

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Ford O’Connell, who worked on the 2008 Senate runoff in Georgia, told Daily Caller that Georgia voters should be concerned about “irregularities” in the 2020 general election but still urged them to vote for Loeffler and Perdue to maintain the GOP’s slim Senate majority.

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