Even before all votes were counted in Georgia’s Senate runoff election on Tuesday, the Trump campaign claims the competitions have been rigged by the Democrats.
According to the New York Times, a text from the Trump campaign reads: “Is it true that voting machines used to stop working in Georgia today? Are Dems Trying to Steal That Choice? "
Text from the Trump campaign! pic.twitter.com/O8LcU1GziY
– Steadman ™ (@AsteadWesley) January 6, 2021
Even Eric Trump got involved in the game, dropping clues that the Democrats were rigging the election.
This is usually when the Democrats get scared and start cheating …
– Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 6, 2021
This is clearly an attempt by Trump World to relieve the outgoing president of any responsibility for potentially two Senate losses in Georgia.
Republicans are already starting to blame Trump
When Trump quickly tries to assert himself against two possible Senate losses in Georgia, Republicans are already pointing their fingers at the outgoing president.
NBC News political reporter Sahil Kapur said he had received a text from a Republican strategist saying, "Thank you, Donald."
Text by a GOP strategist: "Thank you, Donald"
– Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 6, 2021
Given that Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock is set to win his runoff race and Jon Ossoff is close to winning his race, it is no surprise Republicans are already starting to point the fingers.
But after Donald Trump has spent the past two months claiming elections in the US that are no better than a third world country, nobody but himself is to blame.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.