UNITED STATES—On Saturday, December 5, President Trump campaigned for GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are facing run-off elections in Georgia. He was introduced to a large crowd in Valdosta with First Lady Melania Trump.
“It is wonderful to be here with you tonight. Thank you for coming out and supporting us. President Trump continues to fight for you every single day. Do not let your voices be silenced. We must keep our seats in the Senate. It is more important than ever that you exercise your right as an American citizen and vote,” said Melania.
The crowd roared as President Trump began speaking shouting, “We want you!”
He reminded the crowd that he is still winning, and mentioned the fraud and votes coming out of the ceiling and suitcases. This was in reference to documented fraud in the state of Georgia, including video evidence recently released.
President Trump did take a moment to wish a Merry Christmas to the crowd and offered condolences to the family of UGA student, Harrison Deal, a campaign staffer for Kelly Loeffler.
“The most important Congressional runoff in history. It would be the people of Georgia who would decide if their children would grow up in a socialist country,” said President Trump.
“President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent President in history, and he lost,” added President Trump.
If the Republican party wins the Senate in Georgia, they will hold a majority in the U.S. Senate. The Vice President will cast the vote to in case of a tie.
David Perdue has held the Senate seat since 2015. Perdue holds a 2-point lead over his contender, Jon Ossoff. Georgia requires nominees to win at least 50 percent of the vote to claim victory. Perdue earned 49.7 percent of the vote. Ossoff earned 47.9 percent. There is a third-party candidate, Shane Hazel, who is running as a Libertarian. He came in third with 2.3 percent of the vote.
The second run-off election is between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Kelly Loeffler, with a total of five candidates running. Only three are close in numbers.
Warnock earned 32.9 percent of the vote. Loeffler earned 25.9 percent of the vote, and Republican Doug Collins earned 20 percent of the vote. Deborah Jackson and Matt Lieberman earned 6.8 and 2.8 percent of the votes respectively.
Loeffler is lagging behind Warnock by 7 percent. She is a pro-life candidate and is a candidate who is endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, National Right to Life, and the Family Policy Alliance of Georgia.