Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, posted on Twitter Monday morning that talk of voters not going out to vote for GOP senators in Georgia’s runoff election is “nonsense.”
“I’m seeing a lot of talk from people that are supposed to be on our side telling GOP voters not to go out & vote for @KLoeffler and @PerdueSenate. That is NONSENSE. IGNORE those people. We need ALL of our people coming out to vote for Kelly & David.”
Georgia will have a runoff election on Jan. 5 for two U.S. Senate seats due to no candidates receiving more than 50 percent of the vote.
Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), got 49.7 percent from the regular election, while his opponent, Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff, received 47.9 percent.
The other race is between Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock. They will advance to the runoff election for the same reason.
The Georgia runoff election is highly critical because it could decide who will control the Senate. Both Democrats and Republicans are pouring in a record amount of money, and spending could reach $200-300 million in total, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Lin Wood, a prominent attorney on the Trump Campaign’s legal team, may be one of the people Trump Jr. is referring to. He complained that the two Republican senators “are doing little or nothing” to address the unlawful election and support the need for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to order a special session of the legislature. He said he “will not vote in GA runoff” if it is not fixed.
Loeffler and Purdue both stated that they support President Trump’s recount request in Georgia with signature matching.
Vice President Mike Pence went to Georgia on Nov. 20 to campaign for the two Republican senators.
“Because the Republican Senate majority could be the last line of defense for all that we’ve done to defend this nation, revive our economy and preserve the God-given liberties that we hold dear,” Pence said during a rally, “We need the great state of Georgia to defend the majority and the road to a Senate Republican majority goes straight through the state of Georgia.”
The White House hasn’t said whether President Donald Trump will travel to Georgia to campaign for the senators. Biden aide Ron Klain said earlier this month that he believes Democratic candidate Joe Biden will visit the state.
Trump Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus last week and has been since quarantining.