Georgia Republicans Unlikely to Sit Out Runoff Elections

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The fate of the Senate majority will be determined by Georgia voters. Whether or not Georgians send Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue back to Congress will decide if the GOP holds onto its majority in the upper chamber.

Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are campaigning intensely to beat Loeffler and Perdue. Later this week, the Georgia Democrats will be joined by Joe Biden who is visiting the Peach State to campaign for flipping the Senate blue.

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As of today, early voting in the state of Georgia has officially begun. Despite rumors and chatter about a GOP boycott of these special elections, Newsmax confirms that Georgia Republicans are unlikely to sit out these senatorial runoffs.

Holding the Line and Defending the Senate Majority

Despite Georgians’ frustrations with the 2020 presidential election and numerous reports of fraud, not showing up for Perdue and Loeffler isn’t going to be the response of Peach State Republicans. Lori Davis, a businesswoman and Georgia Trump supporter, informed Newsmax that she and others in her community are ready to vote.

Additional conversations with other Georgia GOP activists and voters show that few — if any — Republicans will be staying home. Earlier this month, President Trump traveled to Georgia’s Valdosta Regional Airport where he urged conservatives to vote for Perdue and Loeffler; Trump also warned that not showing up to vote only ensures that “socialists and communists” take the Senate.

Vice President Mike Pence has also campaigned extensively for Perdue and Loeffler in cities like Canton, Augusta, and Gainesville. Meanwhile, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and other conservative PACs and organizations are putting out ads in Georgia to persuade residents to vote for both GOP senators.

Warding off Ossoff and Warnock’s Attacks

As Georgians begin heading to the polls, Perdue and Loeffler are still very much tasked with warding off attacks from their liberal challengers.

Both Democrats have incorrectly accused their Republican opponents of insider stock trading and ignoring COVID-19’s impact on Georgians. To counter this misinformation, Perdue and Loeffler are stating the facts and showcasing their work to provide relief for Georgia’s families and small businesses.

Meanwhile, Jon Ossoff chose to stand against the CARES Act (and PPP) while his father reaped benefits from the program; Ossoff is also choosing to campaign alongside Raphael Warnock who supports cashless bail and releasing violent prisoners onto America’s streets.

Do you think Georgians will get out and get their votes in for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler? Share your predictions with us in the comments section below!