On Monday night, President Donald Trump recorded a robocall urging voters to come to the polls to defeat Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s special election. In the call, Trump warned that Ossoff would “raise your taxes, destroy your healthcare, and flood our country with illegal immigrants.”
Trump urged his supporters to fight for their seat and ensure that Democrats did not gain the seat once held by Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price.
‘Liberal democrats from outside of Georgia are spending millions and millions of dollars trying to take your Republican congressional seat away from you. Don’t let them do it. Only you can stop the super-liberal Democrats and Nancy Pelosi’s group, and in particular Jon Ossoff. If you don’t vote tomorrow, Ossoff will raise your taxes, destroy your healthcare, and flood our country with illegal immigrants.
‘That way we can cut spending and get our economy back on track, and keep America safe. It is already happening. There’s only one way to stop the Washington liberals from taking your congressional seat, and your money, and your safety. And that’s by voting Republican for Congress tomorrow.’
Trump did not endorse a specific candidate; instead, he urged supporters to vote Republican. There are currently four Republicans in the race. Karen Handel, Bob Gray, Dan Moody, and Judson Hill. Among the GOP, Handel is leading with 17 percent of the vote, but Ossoff currently stands at 43 percent of the vote.
If Ossoff is able to earn more than 50 percent of the vote then the election will be over. If he earns less than 50 percent then it will be a runoff between him and whoever comes in second place.
Trump recorded the robocall on Monday night, but the content and message are similar to a tweet he sent out this morning.
‘The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal[sic] race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!’
The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2017
Ultimately, it remains to be seen whether or not Trump’s support will be enough to help the GOP retain Price’s old seat.
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