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Republicans Fear Audit Protests Could Cost Them Georgia Special Elections

After Georgia did a full recount of their election results, Donald Trump still lost. Some of his supporters are so convinced that he was cheated that they are committing to an unexpected means of fighting for him: boycotting the special elections.

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Trump and his supporters aren’t satisfied with a recount — they want an audit of the vote, and they’re demanding signature-matching. Signature-matching, as the Georgia Secretary of State has explained, is done twice before ballots are tabulated, and since signatures are not on ballots, this cannot be done again now.

Two special elections in January in Georgia will determine the balance of the U.S. Senate. It’s not clear how many people are seriously considering a boycott, and how many are trolls hoping they can make the idea go viral enough to keep some Trump supporters from voting and flip the elections, and the Senate, blue.

What is clear, though, is that the idea has some of Trump’s team and allies concerned. The president’s eldest son tweeted to beg Republicans not to skip the January elections.

Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene is also worried, and has tweeted to argue that this is an unhelpful (to the Republican candidates) way to protest.

These two elections are already close, and the Senate’s balance depends on their outcome — it’s not surprising that some prominent GOP figures are concerned.



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