WASHINGTON, November 27. / TASS /. US President Donald Trump intends to visit Georgia to speak out in support of the Republican Senate candidates. The American leader said this to reporters on Thursday, broadcast by the C-Span TV channel.
"Coming back to Georgia, I will go there on Saturday night. Maybe I will go twice. It is very important that we win this race," Trump said. The White House later clarified that the US president meant December 5 by Saturday. The American leader noted that he plans to address the residents of the state, possibly at the airport. “We're looking for a place,” he said. Trump admitted that "tens of thousands of people" would come.
Speaking of Republicans David Purdue and Kelly Leffler, whose re-election to the Senate depends on Georgia's balance of power in the upper house of the US Congress, Trump said: "They are wonderful people. I know them very well." Democrats John Ossoff and Rafael Warnock are contested for their seats in the Senate. A second round of elections is scheduled in the state for January 5, 2021.
According to the President of the United States, in Georgia during the voting in the general election on November 3, "there were incredible rigging." "I probably won by hundreds of thousands of votes," he stressed.
According to Fox News, the Republican Party is pushing its 100-seat Senate representation up to 50 against 48 for Democrats. The question of control over the Senate will be finally decided during the second round of elections in Georgia, where two Senate mandates are at stake at once.
The US general election was held on November 3. Americans elected a president and vice president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate of the US Congress, governors of 13 states and territories. According to leading American media estimates, Democrat Joseph Biden has the support of more than 270 electors, whose votes he needs to defeat Trump in the struggle for the presidency. Biden announced his election victory. Trump, who is running for a second term, did not admit defeat and announced the decision to go to the courts regarding the counting of votes, since, in his opinion, there were numerous violations by Democrats in the elections.