Trump’s Mixed Message to Georgia Voters
We begin with the mixed messages Trump is sending to his voters in Georgia following yesterday’s rally in the rural south of the state where a mostly maskless crowd were told the recent election was rigged and Trump’s victory was stolen by the radical, Marxist Democrats. But then he urged these same voters to vote in the January 5th runoff elections run by the same officials he trashed to support Georgia’s two Republican senators, who were wearing masks along with the Secret Service. Joining us is Alan Abramowitz, Professor of Political Science at Emory University whose books include The Polarized Public: Why American Government is so Dysfunctional and The Great Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump. We discuss the possibility that once the Electoral College awards the presidency to Joe Biden on December 14, a lot of the voters Trump fired up with conspiracies and lies will be discouraged, while on the other hand the Republicans could make the argument that they need to prevent the Democrats who control the House and the presidency, from controlling the Senate too.
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