On Wednesday, Congress will count and certify the electoral votes from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Over 100 members of the House of Representatives have promised they will object to electors from several states that Joe Biden won. Republican Senators are also signing onto the plan. Donald Trump boasted Tuesday morning that David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler were joining the effort. There’s one problem with that — David Perdue is not currently a U.S. Senator, and will not be on Wednesday.
It’s not really clear if Donald Trump doesn’t understand that Perdue won’t be a part of the process, or if he’s just counting on the voters not knowing, and tweeting some support for the morning of Perdue’s election. Either way, Trump, who has repeatedly attacked Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue for failing to show sufficient support in his attempts to overturn the election, tweeted to declare that both of the GOP candidates in Georgia’s Senate runoffs had signed on to the misleadingly-titled ‘Stop the Steal’ effort to object to electoral votes.
GOP officials have said they’re concerned that Trump’s attacks on the state’s election process and elected officials could damage the chances for Loeffler and Perdue to be elected, if voters believe their ballots won’t be counted accurately anyway, and therefore don’t bother to show up.
Perdue and Loeffler have both dodged questions about whether they agree that Georgia’s electors should be challenged, but at Monday night’s rally, Loeffler affirmed that she would join the senators objecting. Perdue, on the other hand, has explained that he won’t be able to object, since his term ended on Sunday, and if he wins, he won’t be sworn in by Wednesday’s vote.
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