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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 01:05 PM

Don't be fooled: Trump's conspiracy theories won't discourage Georgia Republicans


(Salon) Republican Party muckety-mucks in Georgia are worried about the upcoming Senate runoff elections in January. No, not about the threat of massive Democratic turnout, which is certainly possible. They're worried that their own voters will sink the chances of both Republican incumbents, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

The problem some Republicans perceive is that Donald Trump and the various conspiracy theorists he has empowered keep declaring that the Nov. 3 election was "rigged" and that Democrats ó especially in cities with large Black populations ó are somehow manipulating vote totals.

That's completely false, of course. But the claim is being pumped throughout right-wing media, from Trump's Twitter account to Fox News to email lists to all the sleazy sub-Fox knockoffs like Newsmax and OAN to viral Facebook posts. Polling shows that it's working, with 63% of Republican voters claiming they don't believe the election was "free and fair."

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But the fact that Don Jr. doesn't even seem to register that he's contradicting his father's outrageous lies is exactly why I don't believe that all these bewildering claims will actually depress Republican turnout. Don Jr. clearly understands and expects his audience to understand that Trump is lying about the 2020 election, and that they should go ahead and vote without any worry that Trump actually means what he says or that the elections are actually rigged. .............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/12/01/dont-be-fooled-trumps-conspiracy-theories-wont-discourage-georgia-republicans/




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. I agree. They will be out in droves.

Both sides know what's at stake.

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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 01:24 PM

2. I don't think the Georgia Repubs care.

They turned out for Twitler but without him pushing hard for them to turn out in Jan I donít believe they will. Fortunately, for us, heís too narcissistic to do anything for anyone else.

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Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:59 AM

3. K&R. nt

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