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Republicans fear rift in Georgia GOP amid attacks from Trump

Added 12-01-20 07:56:03am EST - “President Trump's criticism of Georgia officials over the handling of the presidential election results is sparking concerns among Republicans that he could be dividing the state's GOP ahead of two crucial Senate runoffs in January.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Republicans fear rift in Georgia GOP amid attacks from Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE’s criticism of Georgia officials over the handling of the presidential election results is sparking concerns among Republicans that he could be dividing the state’s GOP ahead of two crucial Senate runoffs in January.

The president started Monday lambasting the state’s Republican governor, Brian KempBrian KempRepublicans fear rift in Georgia GOP amid attacks from Trump Geraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Georgia secretary of state opens investigation into voter registration groups MORE, saying he should overrule Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after the state certified President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Senate approves two energy regulators, completing panel Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race MORE as the winner of the race.

“Why won’t Governor [Brian Kemp], the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes. It will be a ‘goldmine’ of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state,” Trump tweeted.

The president is set to campaign for incumbent Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Georgia secretary of state opens investigation into voter registration groups Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC to persuade president's supporters to vote in Georgia MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia secretary of state opens investigation into voter registration groups Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC to persuade president's supporters to vote in Georgia The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Coast-to-coast fears about post-holiday COVID-19 spread MORE (R-Ga.) in the Peach State on Saturday and is urging supporters to not boycott the races, which will determine the balance of power in the Senate.

“No, the 2020 Election was a total scam, we won by a lot (and will hopefully turn over the fraudulent result), but we must get out and help David and Kelly, two GREAT people,” Trump tweeted in response to a Newsmax story reporting the president’s supporters were considering boycotting the race amid fraud claims.

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