Donald Trump Jr aides launch super PAC amid fears Republican voters may boycott Georgia Senate runoffs
The advertisements will be aimed at mobilizing Trump supporters across Georgia. The Senate elections in Georgia, scheduled on January 5, is set to decide who controls the Senate
Advisors of President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, are reportedly launching a super PAC in an attempt to nudge the president's supporters to vote in the Georgia Senate runoffs. The move comes amidst rising concern that Trump's supporters will boycott the upcoming Georgia polls. Politico reported that the group, Save the US Senate PAC, will begin airing commercials this week featuring Trump Jr. The advertisements will be aimed at mobilizing Trump supporters across Georgia. The Senate elections in Georgia, scheduled on January 5, is set to decide the Senate control.
The super PAC will reportedly air its advertisements only on conservative radio and television stations to reach voters loyal to President Trump. The outlet has reported that the organization is investing six figures to run advertisements on radio stations across the state. Ever since the president floated claims of widespread voter fraud in Georgia and in other key states, senior Republicans have been left alarmed that the unsubstantiated claims could discourage voter turnout in the runoffs. The fear of a potential election boycott emerged after Trump supporters accused Georgia’s Republican senators up for election, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, of not doing enough to interfere in the ballot counting in the state for the 2020 presidential elections. Some Trump supporters have reportedly called for potential Georgia voters to write Trump's name instead of the Republican senate candidates.
Shortly after the news was published, several social media users took to Twitter to mock Trump Jr and Republican voters, with one writing: "Trump supporters boycotting the Georgia run-off because the GOP Senators didn't enough to undermine democracy is just *chef's kiss* Somewhere, @senatemajldr
is banging his head against a desk." Another wrote referring to multiple cases against the president: "Gotta raise cash quick...the indictments are on the way." A third said: "Another way for them to gift money from their supporters to pay off campaign debts lmao." A fourth suggested that Trump Jr might go to jail: "Donald jr will go to prison for instigating voter fraud when he knows it's a lie in georgia he needs to get off his high horse with his father"
Trump supporters boycotting the Georgia run-off because the GOP Senators didn't enough to undermine democracy is just *chef's kiss*https://t.co/RPtoDPvBF9— Mieke Eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) November 30, 2020
Somewhere, @senatemajldr is banging his head against a desk.
Gotta raise cash quick...the indictments are on the way. pic.twitter.com/MEdbEfk9hB— Joe (@BKDMER) November 30, 2020
Another way for them to gift money from their supporters to pay off campaign debts lmao.— Jake Frisell (@FrisellJake) November 30, 2020
Donald jr will go to prison for instigating voter fraud when he knows it's a lie in georgia he needs to get off his high horse with his father— Carlos Marquez (@marquezc928) November 30, 2020
A Trump Jr. adviser, Andy Surabian, who is assisting with the new super PAC said: "There is a critical role that must be played in both Georgia Senate runoffs: turning out the Trump vote. We know from past midterms and special elections that the Trump voter is not guaranteed to every Republican candidate, which is why it’s vital to directly engage these voters and not take them for granted. To that end, we are launching an aggressive campaign in support of the two Republican candidates, focused on energizing and turning out Trump supporters, using television, radio and digital ads featuring Donald Trump Jr."
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, during an appearance in Georgia last week, had reportedly become involved in a confrontation with Trump supporters who told her they did not see why they should vote for in January because according to them the races have already been "decided" to be in favor of the Democratic Party. McDaniel responded by saying it's not decided. "This is the key — it's not decided," she said, according to CNN. "If you lose your faith and you don't vote and people walk away — that will decide it," McDaniel added, saying that “we've got to focus on Jan. 5 right now" and address concerns surrounding voter fraud later.