Trump Claims Georgia Election Was ‘Scammed,’ Demands Senate Runoff Races Are ‘Called Off’
Kemp has not echoed the president’s unfounded accusations of widespread voter fraud and certified its election results, giving 16 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden
He told Fox News last week that he was ashamed he had endorsed Kemp for governor and continued to put pressure on him this week, telling him to “call off” the Jan. 5 Senate runoff races.
Do something @BrianKempGA. You allowed your state to be scammed. We must check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots. Then call off election. It won’t be needed. We will all WIN! https://t.co/UiJrlyBGiK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2020
“You allowed your state to be scammed,” Trump wrote to Kemp on Twitter. “We must check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots. Then call off election. It won’t be needed. We will all WIN!”
While there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, Trump’s request would be all but impossible to fulfill, as ballots are separated from their envelopes during the tabulating process for voter privacy reasons. However, signatures are checked twice by this point — once when the ballot was requested and once when it was returned.
The Senate runoffs hold particularly great weight, as they could shift control of the Senate back to the Democrats. For this to happen, both Republican incumbents would have to lose their runoff races, leaving the Senate tied and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaker.