Analysis: Donald Trump is pushing a senseless conspiracy over Georgia governor’s race


On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump, who endorsed Perdue, suggested something was wrong with that race.

Robinson’s argument is all over the place, but basically boils down to this: Trump’s approval record is very strong, so, uh, there must be something wrong in Georgia where a number of his Favorite candidates – including Perdue – lost.

“President Trump’s endorsement is the most potent force in the universe of American politics. There has never been anything like it. Trump-endorsed candidates overwhelmingly prevailed in the last GOP primaries by a margin of 24 to 4. In fact, President Trump is leading the table on the establishment of the GOP in the 2022 races. His record is 92-7 so far. …

“That’s what makes the early results in Georgia last night so curious and suspicious. Georgia is the only state where President Trump’s endorsements didn’t count.”

Robinson also notes that Trump-endorsed candidates performed better in a poll released a month before the Georgia election than in the final results. That’s it. This is the scope of the argument.

So, since Trump’s record in 2022 is generally strong, the fact that he endorsed a group of candidates in Georgia who lost must mean there was shenanigans.

“Something stinks in Georgia,” concludes Robinson. “The numbers are funny because a lot of those races were rigged.”

(Before we go any further, it’s probably worth mentioning here that Robinson was taken off the airwaves of Newsmax late last year after she tweeted this about Covid-19 vaccines: “Dear Christians: Vaccines contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so you can be tracked. Read the last book of the New Testament to see how it ends. “Um, no. Robinson’s contract at Newsmax was ultimately not renewed.)

Now consider what Robinson is alleging here.

Kemp received 885,924 votes in last week’s primary. Perdue, on the other hand, only won 261,804 votes. That’s a difference of 624,120 votes. On percentage, Kemp got 73.7% of the vote while Perdue got 21.8% – a gap of 51.9 percentage points.

According to Robinson, these figures are “funny” and “rigged”. Which is a big enough claim to make without any evidence other than a month-old poll and suggestions that Trump’s endorsement had mattered in other states and, therefore, must matter more in Georgia.

Is Robinson claiming that over 600,000 votes – Kemp’s winning margin – were somehow fraudulent? If so, how? This kind of massive voter fraud would be extremely difficult to cover up, right?

Let me suggest an alternative – and sensible – explanation. Georgia Republicans are, yes, generally pro-Trump. But there remains some lingering resentment that Trump’s relentless focus on the 2020 election may have cost the GOP two Senate seats in the January 2021 runoff — and, with them, the Senate majority. Therefore, supporting candidates solely because they are willing to endorse Trump’s baseless electoral claims may be less appealing to Republican voters in Georgia than to voters in other states where Trump’s endorsement has more appeal. importance.

It seems slightly more plausible than Robinson’s factless suggestion that hundreds of thousands of votes were somehow manipulated to hurt Trump, right?


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