Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood urged Georgia Republicans at a rally on Wednesday to boycott the state’s upcoming Senate runoff elections, arguing that the two Republicans in the running first needed to “earn” their votes by backing demands for a special legislative session to investigate Donald Trump’s defeat in the state.
“They have not earned your vote,” Wood said of Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. “Don’t you give it to them. Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election for god’s sake! Fix it! You gotta fix it!”
“Do not be fooled twice,” Wood said. “This is Georgia, we ain’t dumb.”
Here's Lin Wood telling Georgia Republicans NOT to vote for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue next month.
"They have not earned your vote. Don't you give it to them. Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election for god's sake! Fix it! You gotta fix it!" pic.twitter.com/Uvj1QIpqFL
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 2, 2020
Should both senators lose their runoff races on January 5, Democrats will take control of the Senate.
But Wood has repeatedly encouraged Trump supporters to sit out the race in a bid to draw attention to, what he insists is, massive fraud in the state’s election infrastructure.
“There is no such fraud. Georgia recounts have proven that President-elect Joe Biden won the state and local GOP officials have urged Trump and his allies to respect that outcome,” the Daily Beast reports. “Nevertheless, Wood and other Trump activists say they want Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) to call a special session to investigate the race, a call Kemp has so far resisted.”
Wood spoke at what was billed as a press conference in Georgia along with lawyer Sidney Powell, who spoke at an infamous Trump campaign press conference last month in Washington but who the campaign now says is not on the team.