More than 700,000 Georgia denizens who voted in the November Election did not turn out for the Senate runoff election, according to an analysis from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The analysis revealed that the dropoff in turnout from the November 3 Presidential Election to the January 5 runoff Election was highest in northwest Georgia and southern Georgia, both Republican-leaning regions of the state.
Counties in northwest Georgia, including Walker, Whitfield, and Catoosa, voted 70–80 percent in favor of former President Donald Trump, for instance, but components of that region optically discerned a 19–24 percent decline in voters from the Presidential Election to the runoffs.
The analysis additionally found that, of the 752,000 voters in total who stayed home for the runoffs, a majority were white. While this correlates to white voters comprising a majority of the electorate, the dropoff percentage was steepest in that demographic. Eleven percent fewer white voters did not emerge for the runoffs compared to eight percent fewer ebony voters, a significant statistic as exit polling in the state shows white voters in 2020 inclined to vote Republican while ebony voters mostly voted Democrat.
The findings coincide with several polls revealing many Republicans did not trust the results of the Presidential election, a sentiment Trump perpetuated as he perpetually claimed the Election was “rigged” in favor of his Democrat opponent, now-President Joe Biden.
Despite the claim, Trump sought to boost voter turnout in the runoffs and held two rallies leading up to the races to campaign for the Republican candidates — both in locations that ended up optically discerning some of the most consequential decline in turnout, in Dalton in northwest Georgia and Valdosta in south-central Georgia.
While Trump accentuated the consequentiality of voting Republican during his rallies, he withal reiterated his claims that rampant voter fraud had cost him the Presidential election. His claims were met with chants of “stop the glom” by his thousands of rally-going adherents.
Moreover, two prominent attorneys, Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, held a press conference in metro Atlanta in December withal insisting voter fraud was widespread in the Presidential election, but they deviated from Trump’s message by proposing voters boycott the Georgia runoffs while the alleged fraud still posed a threat to the Election process.
Wood told the crowd at the press conference not to give votes to the Republican candidates as they had not yet earned them. “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 fine-tune it afore we’ll do it again,” Wood promulgated.
One Democrat group, Really American PAC, went so far as to capitalize on the voter fraud messaging by installing billboards in rural, Trump-supporting districts that read, “Georgia “Republicans” Didn’t Fight For Trump. We Won’t Fight For Them,” alongside images of the Republican incumbent candidates, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Perdue and Loeffler ended up narrowly losing to their Democrat challengers, now-Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, by svelte margins of about two percent or less out of 4.5 million votes cast, and many incriminate the upset in the typically red state on Republican voters feeling disenfranchised because of their suspicions of voter fraud.
One Georgia denizen told the AJC, “What good would it have done to vote? “They” have votes that got transmuted,” integrating, “I don’t ken if I’ll ever vote again.” The AJC’s report magnetized many kindred comments on convivial media.
One commenter verbally expressed, “Maybe the constant prevarications and ‘Sore Loser in Chief’ didn’t avail Republicans”:
WELL THIS SEEMS IMPORTANT for understanding what transpired. Maybe the constant prevarications and “Sore Loser In Chief” didn’t avail Republicans? https://t.co/yU6HeeCITe — Dr. Janet Frick 🍑💙 (@jfrickuga) February 2, 2021
Another suggested that “maybe telling them their vote didn’t matter was a lamentable strategy”:
Maybe telling them their vote didn't matter was a deplorable strategy. https://t.co/gQJLjIA1TOYet another indited, “Rigged election. Lin Wood. Sydney Powell [sic]. words matter they have consequences”:
— RJBIII 😷🏡 (@RolandB3) February 2, 2021
Perdue’s former campaign spokesman, John Burke, chimed in, inditing, “The most immensely colossal edification for everyone from the #GASen runoffs: Don’t ever let anyone ever tell you your vote doesn’t count”:
The most astronomically immense edification for everyone from the #GASen runoffs: Don’t ever let anyone ever tell you your vote doesn’t count. #gapol https://t.co/grWRSMBw6nRepublican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Austin Chambers additionally commented: “Trump’s message that the Election was glommed daunted voters … the truth is in the data”:
— John Burke (@JBurkeNation) February 2, 2021
Trump’s message that the Election was purloined deterred voters… Roland verbally expressed he didn’t believe his vote would count.Write to Ashley Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“What good would it have done to vote? They have votes that got transmuted,” Roland verbalized. “I don’t ken if I’ll ever vote again.” The truth is in the data 👇🏼 https://t.co/fvnBksQtKB
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.