Yes, Georgia Republicans Should Vote
Despite infighting and calls for a boycott, don’t deliver the Senate to radical Democrats.
We’ve written more than once about the importance of the Georgia Senate runoffs and the critical need for victories by both Republican senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. We’ve also warned about the radical nature of their opponents, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively. There were important developments in the race over the weekend.
We’ll start with the reason for Republican infighting — the 2020 election results and the allegations of voter fraud in the Peach State. Republican Governor Brian Kemp backed a hand recount in the state, which reduced Joe Biden’s lead by only about a thousand votes from the initial count. Kemp backed a second recount, which found the same result. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s call on Saturday for a special legislative session with the hopes of appointing pro-Trump electors to throw the state to the president anyway.
Why? As Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger put it, “We’ve never found systemic fraud. We don’t see anything that would overturn the will of the people here in Georgia.”
To Trump’s credit, he still came to the state Saturday and stumped for Loeffler and Perdue. “The answer is not to stay at home,” Trump declared. “That’s what Nancy Pelosi and [Chuck] Schumer … want you to do.” Indeed, as Mark Alexander warned, Schumer hopes Georgia is his path to tyranny — court packing, Senate packing, ending the legislative filibuster, draconian gun control, etc. “Now we take Georgia,” Schumer said last month, “and then we change the world.”
Instead, Trump said, “If you want to do something to them — I don’t want to use the word ‘revenge,’ but it is a certain revenge — to the Democrats, you show up and vote in record numbers. That’s what you have to do.”
He also reminded people that Georgia’s voter registration deadline is today, December 7.
Meanwhile, Loeffler and Warnock debated Sunday night, covering a number of things from the economy to coronavirus policy to the character of each candidate. Notably, Loeffler challenged Warnock on a couple of key issues — court packing and Marxism — and Warnock evaded on both.
“People [in Georgia] aren’t asking me about the courts and whether we should expand the courts,” said Warnock. “I know that’s an interesting question for people inside the Beltway to discuss. But [voters are] wondering when in the world are they going to get some COVID relief?”
On the Marxism question, Loeffler pointedly asked, “In your writings and your teachings you’ve repeatedly praised Marxism and the redistribution of income,” said Loeffler. “Can you here [and] now for all Georgians renounce socialism and Marxism?”
Warnock responded by noting that his dad was a small business owner and that his church built a community center. But Loeffler’s right about his longtime support for socialism.
For whatever little it’s worth, polls show a tight race. Some polling even has the two Democrats leading the Republican incumbents. Many folks, from Trump’s attorneys to the malcontents at The Lincoln Project to their leftist allies, are urging Georgia Republicans to boycott the election. So, again, we’ll convey to our Georgia readers the critical message of voting on January 5. As President Trump put it, “Friends of mine say we are not going to vote because we are angry about the presidential election. Don’t listen to my friends.” He added that “Georgia Patriots” must “show up and vote for these two incredible people.”
- 2020 election
- Jon Ossoff
- Kelly Loeffler
- David Perdue
- Raphael Warnock
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