Disputes regarding the 2020 presidential election appear to be increasing with time, rather than subsiding.
These disagreements are actually threatening to transcend into future elections, namely the two runoffs in the state of Georgia. Last month, reports surfaced that some Georgia conservatives may not vote in the state’s upcoming runoffs, due to the handling of the 2020 race.
You still have time to register to vote for the January 5 runoff elections. Voter registration deadline is Monday, December 7, 2020. #BeAGeorgiaVoter
— GeorgiaGov (@georgiagov) November 30, 2020
This has, in turn, caused President Trump, his eldest son, along with other Republicans and conservative groups to come out in support of GOP incumbents Perdue and Loeffler. Georgia Republicans are now facing persistent calls to vote in the upcoming runoffs, seeing as they will determine the fate of the Senate.
Meanwhile, as all this plays out, President Trump and Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp are at odds regarding the state’s management of the election, per Newsmax.
Trump vs. Kemp on the Georgia Election
President Trump has made his frustration with the Georgia governor known. According to the president, Kemp failed to act accordingly to protect the state’s election from cheating and voter fraud. Towards the end of last month, the president even stated that he regrets his decision to endorse Kemp for Georgia governor in 2018.
Yesterday, Trump continued weighing in on Kemp’s handling of the Georgia election. The president declared that the GOP governor ought to employ his emergency powers to “overrule” Georgia’s “obstinate” secretary of state and ensure that signature checks are carried out during ballot recounts.
Following Trump’s remarks from yesterday, the Georgia governor’s office issued a response via a formal statement. In this statement, Kemp declares that state law bars him from “interfering” in the 2020 presidential election.
Death Threats Sent to Georgia Election Officials
To say that emotions are intense over the 2020 presidential election is an understatement. The decisions made in Georgia politics will undoubtedly have an impact on the federal government and the future of America as we know it.
(2/2) Our office has been active in investigating those made against @GaSecofState and his family, and we will continue to stand with local, state and federal officials to say violence of any kind has no place in Georgia.
— GA AG Chris Carr (@Georgia_AG) December 2, 2020
Amid disputes over Georgia’s election, some officials have been subjected to death threats. A technician linked to the controversial Dominion Voting Systems, a company accused of rampant election fraud, has also faced threats upon his life.
Due to unrest over the 2020 presidential election, some conservatives and Trump supporters took the liberty of peacefully demonstrating outside of the Georgia governor’s mansion and the secretary of state’s home.
What do you think about how Georgia has handled the 2020 presidential election thus far? Do you believe the Georgia GOP governor has done his job accordingly? Let us in on your thoughts down in the comments section below!