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Will Trump's 'Rigged Election' Claims Hurt The GOP's Chances In Georgia's Senate Runoffs?

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Republican strategists believe the GOP needs to unite behind their candidates in the Georgia Senate races despite the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Republican strategists are signaling that the Georgia runoffs featuring Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are even more important than the 2020 general election, especially with some in President Donald Trump's camp — and often times the president himself — claiming the state's election process is corrupt.

The Daily Caller spoke to a number of Republican strategists and those familiar with Georgia elections, and while they didn't definitively say Trump and his supporters' claims were hurting, they certainly indicated they weren't helping the GOP maintain its majority in the Senate.

Loeffler is running against Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock, while Perdue faces a rematch against his own Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff. Both elections are scheduled to be held on January 5, 2021. Republicans currently hold a two seat advantage in the Senate.

Ford O'Connell, who worked on the 2008 Senate runoff in Georgia, told Daily Caller that Georgia voters should be concerned about "irregularities" in the 2020 general election but still urged them to vote for Loeffler and Perdue to maintain the GOP's slim Senate majority.

"Trump supporters are right to be livid, there are voter irregularities in plain sight, which the Democrats and many in the mainstream media…
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