A defiant President Trump stumped in Dalton, Georgia, on Monday evening, before the runoff elections the following day, and told the boisterous crowd: “I don’t concede.”
“That was a rigged election,” he said, “but we are still fighting it, and you’re going to see what will happen.”
Speaking of his own election battle, he said, “I had two elections,” he added. “I won both of them. It’s amazing. I did much better on the second one.”
The key state runoffs will determine which party controls the chamber.
To lose the Senate is something the president finds impossible to consider. “Can’t let it happen—nothing, and no one will be able to stop them,” he said, reports Newsmax.
The president stressed the importance of the Georgia election and urged voters to get out and vote.
“I have to tell you the stakes of this election could not be higher,” Trump said. “You vote [Tuesday]. People want to go out. They don’t want to do the ballot thing unless it’s the other side. They want to go and vote. Make sure your vote is counted. Don’t let them say, ‘I’m sorry, someone else voted for you.’
“The radical Democrats are trying to capture Georgia Senate seats, so they will have absolute power over every aspect of your lives if the liberal Democrats take the Senate and the White House.
“And they are not taking this White House. We will fight like h*ll. I will tell you right now.'”
The incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue (both R-Ga.) face tough challenges on Jan.5 from Democrat candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. If Democrats gain both the seats, that will leave them in charge, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will become the tie-breaker.
Republicans just need to win one seat to keep majority control in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
During the energized rally, the president asked the crowd, “Your governor and your secretary of state, they’re petrified of Stacey Abrams. What’s that all about?
“I don’t know,” he continued, “They say they’re Republicans. I really don’t think they are. They can’t be.”
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) January 5, 2021