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The Zaniest Pro-Trump Conspiracists Are Making Life Hard For the GOP In Georgia (Talking Points Memo)

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CUMMING, GA - NOVEMBER 13: U.S. Sen David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) speaks at a campaign event to supporters at a restaurant on November 13, 2020 in Cumming, Georgia. There is a runoff election between Loeffler and Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock scheduled for Jan. 5, along with a second Senate runoff between Republican incumbent David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images).

The Zaniest Pro-Trump Conspiracists Are Making Life Hard For the GOP In Georgia – By Matt Shuham and Kate Riga (Talking Points Memo) / Nov 30 2020

Would you bother voting in an election you thought was hopelessly corrupt? What if it came two months after a presidential election that the opposition had stolen by secretly “switching” votes? What if even the elected Republican leadership of your state had been bought off with foreign communist money?

That’s the question some Trump-supporting voters in Georgia — besieged on all sides by false conspiracy theories about why Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection in the state — are contemplating right now, as two Jan. 5 run-off elections are set to determine the partisan balance in the U.S. Senate.

For Republican officials, who hesitated to push back against Trump’s off-the-walls assertions that the November election was stolen for him, the conspiracy mongering is coming home to roost, with potentially critical impacts on the U.S. Senate. Even the President’s son is feeling the heat.

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