Georgia GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene blamed Republican losses in the state’s overflow races on an election authorities Sunday.
” Morons like you are responsible for losing Georgia’s 2 Republican Senate seats,” tweeted Greene in action to Gabriel Sterling, the chief running officer for Georgia’s secretary of state.
” You ran a November 3rd election that was stolen since you idiots at the SOS sent by mail out countless absentee ballots to anyone and everyone while Georgia was an open state,” declared Greene, who has actually been associated with QAnon conspiracy theories during her congressional project “Then you counted ballots on Dominion voting machines (paid for by Georgia taxpayers) that can be hacked since they are attached to the internet.”
Twitter has actually because identified Greene’s tweet as “disputed.”
Greene’s tweet was in action to Sterling’s statement that Republican citizen turnout dropped in the area of Georgia that Greene represents.
” The drop off in GOP turnout from November to January was driven by Trump and most prominently in locations represented by Doug Collins and Marjorie Taylor Greene,” stated Sterling in a Saturday tweet.
” These folks cost the GOP two senate seats and control of the Senate.
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According to a report from The Washington Post, Republican citizen turnout reduced more than Democratic turnout from November to January in a lot of locations of Georgia. The most considerable drop was in the Northern regions of the state where almost 75,000 fewer Republicans turned out to vote in January.
Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock won their overflow races, ending up being the first Democrats elected to represent Georgia in the Senate given that 2000, and giving their celebration a slim majority lead in the upper chamber. Ossoff and Warnock both won with margins outside of Georgia’s recount threshold, and incumbent Senate Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have considering that yielded the race. Ossoff and Warnock’s wins came 2 months after President-elect Joe Biden won the state, making him the first Democrat to win in Georgia during a presidential election given that 1992.
In spite of the difference in the turnout rate, Greene declared the fault lied with the secretary of state’s workplace while alleging election fraud claims that have actually been regarded as unwarranted.
” It was you all who declined to listen to Georgia voters/taxpayers, didn’t change a damn thing to Georgia’s quickly taken elections, and after that handed off out 2 Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue to the slaughter,” Greene tweeted.
The Georgia congresswoman continued: “You all not did anything to bring back citizen self-confidence for Georgia Republican politician voters after November 3rd entering into January fifth senate runoffs, and then you have the audacity to blame me when the most conservative voters in the state flip you all the bird and tragically stay home?”
Newsweek reached out to Greene and Georgia’s secretary of state office, but didn’t hear back in time for publication.