Donald Trump is blaming voter fraud for Gov. Brian Kemp’s landslide victory over his preferred candidate, former Sen. David Perdue in last Tuesday’s GOP primary in Georgia.
Kemp won the primary by over 50 points, receiving 73.7 percent of the vote to Perdue’s 21.8 percent. According to Politico, it was the third time in three weeks a Trump-endorsed candidate lost the GOP primary and it hurt his reputation as a kingmaker in the Republican Party.
So, to try and save face after yet another humiliating defeat, Trump’s Save America PAC sent out an email on Tuesday blaming the defeat on fraud.
“ICYMI: Something Stinks in Georgia,” the email said with a link to an article by journalist Emerald Robinson with the same title.
While Trump is publicly claiming that there was fraud in the Georgia GOP primary, in private he is frustrated with Perdue’s loss and calls him an embarrassment, according to the Washington Post.
The other candidate in the GOP primary for governor, Kandiss Taylor is also claiming that there was widespread fraud in the election and is refusing to concede after receiving just 3.4 percent of the vote.
“Given that my vote total currently lags my number of volunteers by nearly 20,000, I do not trust these election results and neither should any supporter of either of my opponents or candidates in any other races,” Taylor wrote in a press release, according to the Daily Beast.
She continued: “It is my opinion that our elections in Georgia have become a travesty spearheaded by the corrupt, organized, willful assault that Governor Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Attorney General Chris Carr, and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams have inflicted on our election process.”