The GOP must be really worried about Georgia’s special election to replace Tom Price, Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, because Trump has been tweeting about the election all day.
Earlier this morning, he sent out a tweet calling Democrat Jon Ossoff a “super liberal” and even recorded a robocall urging his supporters to vote Republican. Well, this evening he sent out yet another tweet.
Perhaps sensing that Ossoff was going to emerge with a plurality of votes, Trump shifted his efforts towards the runoff election that will be held if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote.
With eleven Republican candidates running in Georgia (on Tuesday) for Congress, a runoff will be a win. Vote “R” for lower taxes & safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2017
Trump’s tweet does actually make some sort of sense. The GOP is rather divided in Georgia’s sixth district and that is likely a factor contributing to Ossoff’s lead. However, it is still possible that Ossoff could earn a majority of votes and thus nullify the need for a run-off election. Furthermore, Ossoff’s popularity and grassroots support could propel him to victory even in a head-to-head race.
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