President Donald Trump claimed the 2020 election was a “complete rip-off” however nonetheless urged Republicans to vote in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, that are scheduled for January. If both of the incumbents––Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue––get sufficient votes, Republicans will keep their majority within the Senate.

“No, the 2020 Election was a complete rip-off, we received by rather a lot (and can hopefully flip over the fraudulent consequence), however we should get out and assist David and Kelly, two GREAT folks. In any other case we’re taking part in proper into the arms of some very sick folks,” the president wrote. “I will probably be in Georgia on Saturday.”

Trump’s declare that the election was fraudulent was instantly flagged by Twitter underneath its civic integrity coverage, which forbids people from disseminating disinformation about elections on its platform.

Trump’s submit was in response to an article from conservative information web site Newsmax, which cited a report from Politico about Georgia Trump supporters who’re contemplating boycotting the runoffs altogether.

“Pushed by Trump’s insistence that Georgia’s elections are indelibly rife with fraud, conspiratorial MAGA figures are calling for a boycott of the 2 Senate runoff races, slated for Jan. 5, that may decide which get together controls the higher chamber,” Politco reported.

Posts on Parler, a social media web site frequented by Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, and different members of the far proper,. have claimed that Loeffler and Purdue are complicit in election fraud and mustn’t stay within the Senate. The hashtags #CrookedKelly and #CrookedPurdue are additionally being shared broadly.

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