Opinion | The Conspiracy Theory That Could Hand Joe Biden the Senate

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There is no evidence that Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are secretly working for the Democratic National Committee, but no one has definitively disproved it, either.
This might only be a bizarre footnote to the 2020 election, if their charges weren't being amplified by the president of the United States and didn't come at a time when the GOP needs all of its voters to turn out in the two January runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate.

According to Wood-Powell, Dominion voting machines were used to rob President Donald Trump of his rightful landslide in Georgia, with Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, in on the fix, aided and abetted by foreign enemies of the United States.

The rot runs so deep that, per the duo, Republicans should boycott the runoffs. Or, as Wood put it at their joint Wednesday rally in Georgia that was even more bonkers than Rudy Giuliani's news conference at the Republican National Committee, the governor should resign and go to jail.

If this turmoil contributes to a Republican debacle, it would be the dumbest and most unnecessary loss since Steve Bannon decided in the 2017 Alabama Senate special election that it'd be a brilliant idea to run Roy Moore, the one Republican noxious and scandal-plagued enough to lose to a Democrat.

The Georgia races aren't gimmes for the GOP. Joe Biden narrowly won the state, which has been changing. As Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics points out, there's no guarantee that…
Rich Lowry
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