This moment with GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel pretty much encapsulates how well the two Georgia Senate runoffs are going amid allegations of voter irregularities and lawsuits regarding the November 3rd elections. During a stump speech for incumbent candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Marietta, voters told McDaniel the race was already lost:
Unfortunately, this is not the only place I am hearing a significant lack of confidence in Georgia’s election process. McDaniel is correct, Senator David Perdue is currently leading challenger Jon Ossoff by approximately 100,000 votes. It’s not that voters feel Perdue will lose any more than some of them believe that President Trump actually lost. Rather, they think the results will be manipulated.
I live in a county that President Trump won with almost 70% of the vote. Republican voters in counties like mine, which are numerous, need to turn out on January 5th at or near Election Day 2020 to overwhelm the metro Atlanta counties. Today I got my first door knocker. I half expected it to be from the Democrat candidate campaigns and was surprised it was not. Where I live is generally a foregone conclusion for Republican candidates. In local and state-level races, Republican incumbents are often unopposed.
She asked me if I had been watching the news and if something bad had happened. I told her not particularly, just the continuing saga of the November 3rd election. She just shook her head and said at almost every door she knocked on since 10 a.m. people were telling her that we’ve already lost. Given where I live, this is distressing.