The White House is walking a tight-rope in Georgia as Donald Trump continues to falsely claim he won the re-election while attempting to convince Republicans to turn out and vote to keep control of the U.S. Senate as a check on the incoming Democratic administration.
Georgia is hosting two U.S. Senate runoff campaigns in January. If Democrats win both, the body will be tied 50-50 -- allowing Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the opportunity to cast the tie-breaking vote.
Republicans in the Peach State have worried that the unfounded allegations of fraud will depress GOP turnout.
Trump himself has lashed out at Georgia's Republican governor, Brian Kemp.
People in Georgia got caught cold bringing in massive numbers of ballots and putting them in “voting” machines. Great job @BrianKempGA!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1607045306.0
The mixed messages were on display on Friday as Vice President Mike Pence attempted to rally Republicans to turn out for the Senate runoffs.
Pence was interrupted by Trump supporters chanting "four more years" -- even though Trump lost the state and the election.
Sad! "Four more years!" chants at Pence's rally in Georgia. Pence doesn't respond to them. https://t.co/VIAsV51TRM— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1607115385.0