US President Donald Trump has questioned the legality of the second round of the US Senate elections in Georgia, scheduled for Tuesday. He described it as “illegal and invalid.” The elections will determine which party – Republican or Democratic – will dominate the Senate.
Newsweek reports that more than three million people in Georgia have already used the ability to vote early in person or by mail.
On Monday, Trump is expected to attend a rally to support Republican candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue to support his re-election. Their Democratic opponents Raphael Warnock and John Usoff.
Tuesday’s game, in which candidates spend hundreds of millions of dollars, is very important for both parties, as it will decide which party will have the majority and control the Senate.
Trump challenged the legitimacy of the election on Twitter on Friday. He criticized the decree agreed upon by the two parties in this country to set criteria for evaluating the validity of signatures in voting by correspondence.
According to the president, “mass corruption” has already occurred in the November general elections in Georgia. He also argued, the state legislature was not involved in the expeditious large-scale changes to voting rules and regulations.
“Therefore, all elections in the state are neither legal nor constitutional. Moreover, the ordinance in Georgia is unconstitutional, and therefore the 2020 presidential elections in a state are illegal and invalid, including the current elections for two senators,” Trump wrote on Twitter. .
He argues that the decree allows for tampering because voter signatures on voting papers may differ from those that election officials have on file.
According to Newsweek, citing sources in Georgia, Trump’s objections came at a time when a record 3,001,017 voters had already voted across the state. About 115,389 people who did not vote in the first round of the congressional candidate elections did so in the second round.
Polls show that the candidates running for Senate seats have very similar support.
In addition to Trump, other politicians will flock to Georgia to support Senate candidates. On Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Milner. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will campaign for the Democrats in Savannah on Sunday and in Atlanta on Monday.
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