In 2016, the Republican party decided that Donald Trump was their guy going forward. It helped them that year as they captured control of the house and the White House. Since then, the GOP has lost all of it’s control, largely due to a suburban revolt against Trump.Republican leadership, though, has decided to stick with the former president. He has paid them back for their loyalty by telling his supporters not to vote unless his false election claims are taken more seriously. And his threats seem to be working. A recent poll conducted internally by Republicans showed that
The New York Times Jeremy Peters writes:
“Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has supported exhaustive audits of the 2020 results to look for evidence of voting irregularities that repeated reviews have failed to produce. Still, she has told colleagues that she was surprised by a recent survey of Republican voters in her district, according to one person who spoke with her about it.
The internal survey found that 5 percent of Republican voters said they would sit out the 2022 election if the state of Georgia did not conduct a forensic audit of the 2020 election — a demand that some of Mr. Trump’s hard-core supporters have made. Another 4 percent said they would consider sitting out the election absent an audit.”
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