VALDOSTA, Ga.—President Donald Trump held his first
Georgia runoff campaign rally with Republican senators David Perdue
and Kelly Loeffler on Saturday, calling on “Georgia patriots” to
“show up and vote for these two incredible people.”
“The voters of Georgia will determine which party runs
every committee, writes every piece of legislation, controls every
single taxpayer dollar,” Trump said Saturday night in Valdosta.
“Very simply, you will decide whether your children will grow up in
a socialist country or whether they will grow up in a free
Republicans are banking on the rally to dispel recent
calls to boycott the election from pro-Trump attorneys Lin Wood and
Sidney Powell. While Trump disputed the November election results,
he rejected Wood and Powell’s efforts to keep Republican voters
away from the polls in January, asking voters to “do just the
“That’s what Nancy Pelosi and [Chuck] Schumer want you
to do—stay at home,” Trump said. “If you want to do something …
to the Democrats, you show up and vote in record numbers.”
Leon Manley of Eatonton, a self-described “red-blooded
patriot American,” told the Washington Free Beacon that he is
concerned about “Democratic corruption” but plans to vote in the
runoff and will “encourage people to vote.”
“That’s the most important right you have as an
American citizen—your right to vote,” Manley said. “When you lose
that, it’s over.” He added that his friends and family will
“certainly” vote for Perdue and Loeffler in January.
Trump also railed against Georgia Democratic
challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, saying the pair will be
“pawns of Chuck Schumer.” A Republican loss in January would hand
Schumer a de facto Senate majority, with Vice President-elect
Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaker in a 50-50 upper
Trump’s visit came one day after Vice President Mike
Pence made his second runoff campaign stop with Perdue and
Loeffler. A who’s who of national Republicans have campaigned with
the incumbent senators in recent weeks—Perdue took the stage
Saturday after holding four events with Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R.,
Texas) as part of his “Win Georgia, Save America” bus tour.
The runoff is set to take place Jan. 5, and in-person
early voting in the state begins on Dec. 14.
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