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Georgia Senators Loeffler And Perdue Heckled By Trump Supporters At Campaign Rally With Ivanka

The Georgia Senate runoffs are now just two weeks away, and based on the way the two incumbents were treated on Monday during a campaign event that featured Ivanka Trump, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue might want to start packing up their offices.

 

According to the New York Times, Loeffler and Perdue shared the stage with Ivanka at a rally in Milton, Georgia, a rural community 27 miles away from the City of Atlanta, with the first daughter telling attendees:

“Georgia will decide if our children grow up under an oppressive government or if America remains the land of the free.”

An oppressive government? Isn’t that what we’ve had for the last four years with a madman in the Oval Office?

Ivanka went on to say more polite things about the two senators, both of whom were heckled by pro-Trump partisans in the crowd:

“Besides the shared sense of significance, the rallies had little in common. Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler were both heckled by members of the audience, who called on them to more forcefully back Mr. Trump’s attempts to subvert the election. Some held signs calling for a special session of Congress to overturn the Electoral College vote, while others pushed the senators to vote against certifying the election results.”

One woman at the rally said she was furious with Loeffler:

“Nancy Babbitt, who attended the rally, was upset that Ms. Loeffler had, to this point, refused to say whether she would vote to certify the election results in the Senate on Jan. 6, the day after the runoffs. Ms. Babbitt said she was unsure that Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Perdue were going to win, because in failing to secure the most loyal Trump supporters, ‘they are missing the MAGA vote.

‘What are they hiding?’ Ms. Babbitt asked.”

Republicans attacking Republicans. Sounds like Trump has set off a GOP civil war. All because he cannot accept the fact that the majority of Americans voted against him.

 

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Massive Surge In Georgia Ballot Requests Suggests Dems Are Poised To Retake The Senate

With early voting starting on Monday in the Georgia Senate runoff races which match two incumbent Republican Senators — Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue — against their Democratic challengers, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, there are signs that upper chamber of Congress could soon be in the hands of Democrats for the first time since 2015.

The most promising number for Democrats is in requests for absentee ballots, which tend to be preferred by progressive voters, according to 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday and told host Jake Tapper 1.2 million mail ballots have already been requested:

“Democrats are prepared to win this election. This is the first runoff where we have the level of investment and engagement that it takes to win a runoff. We know from the numbers we are in a good place. 1.2 million absentee ballots have been requested thus far and just to put that into context 1.3 million were requested for all of the general election.”

The breakdown of who requested those ballots is also favorable to Democrats, Adams added:

“Of that 1.2 million 85,000 of those applications are from voters who did not vote in the general election and disproportionately between 18 and 29 and disproportionately people of color. That signals that we understand that we may need to make a plan to vote and deliver this election. What Donald Trump is doing, the disinformation is deeply problematic. I don’t know if he is going to help our harm his team. But we know that on our side of the conversation, we are pushing for leaders who will actually do the work of delivering covid relief to Georgia.”

Indeed, in recent remarks from Trump and some of his most fervent supporters, there have been calls to “destroy the GOP,” in addition to suggestions from the White House that the voting system in Georgia cannot be trusted and therefore the outcome of the runoff election is predetermined.

Democrats cannot take anything for granted in Georgia, but as was proven when Joe Biden won the state for the first time since Bill Clinton in 1992, when Democrats organize and get out the vote, anything can be accomplished.

Donald Trump has been sent into an early political retirement. Now it’s time to make Mitch McConnell powerless and irrelevant.

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal To Be Indicted in January

 

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) will be indicted by a federal grand jury by no later than January 15, 2015, according to a source close to the investigation of the embattled former member of Congress. A second independent source confirmed that Deal will indeed be indicted, but could not verify when the indictment will be handed down.

Deal, who won reelection to a second four-year term as Georgia’s governor in November, has been under investigation since 2010. While a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Deal was accused of wrongdoing by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). The report issued by OCE concluded that Deal had improperly used his office staff in an attempt to pressure Georgia officials continue the state’s vehicle inspection program. This program, the report concluded, had generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for Deal’s auto salvage company. Deal denied any wrongdoing and defiantly stated, “I have done nothing wrong and am not going to let this tarnish my record of public service. Less than a month later, Deal resigned from his Congressional seat but said he had done so to concentrate on his planned run in the Georgia gubernatorial primary.

In 2011, Deal became the subject of a state ethics investigation. This probe accused Deal of using campaign funds collected for his 2010 race for governor to pay legal bills stemming from the ethics investigation while still a member of Congress. As subpoenas were about to be issued in the state case, two members of the State Ethics Commission were released from their positions. One of the people appointed to replace the fired Ethics Committee members, it was later reported, had been hand-picked by the governor’s office. Shortly thereafter, Deal was cleared by the state ethics panel but did pay $3,500 to resolve “campaign and financial disclosure law” irregularities.

The current investigation by the U.S. Justice Department is believed to be focused on both the campaign-finance charges and the improper use of staff while Deal was still in Congress. A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Deal will be indicted on multiple charges and that the case against him is “airtight.”

Deal could not be reached for comment on this report.