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Trump Says He’s ‘Ashamed’ to Have Endorsed Ga. Gov. Brian Kemp

'they had electoral officials making deals like this character in Georgia who’s a disaster...'

(HeadlineUSA) President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he allowed widespread voter fraud in the state’s presidential election.

In January, the state will decide whether the GOP retains control of the U.S. Senate when voters decide two run-off Senate races.

Trump said on Fox News that Gov. Brian Kemp has “done absolutely nothing” to question the state’s results.

He also criticized Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for illegally changing election rules, The Hill reported.

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“Everything has to be approved by the legislature, and they had judges making deals, and they had electoral officials making deals like this character in Georgia who’s a disaster,” Trump said.

Trump has made substantiated accusations that illegal votes cost him the election in Georgia and beyond. His legal challenges are moving forward in several states.

Trump backed Kemp’s re-election bid in 2018, boasting that his “full endorsement” helped him edge rising Democrat Stacey Abrams.

In this month’s presidential contest, preliminary counts show that Biden beat Trump by about 12,670 votes.

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Democrats hope for two other upset victories in twin Senate races on Jan. 5 against Republican office holders. That would deny Republicans their majority, keeping the GOP with 50 seats, with the Vice President casting tie-breaking votes.

Democrat Jon Ossoff is challenging Sen. David Perdue while Rev. Raphael Warnock takes on Sen. Kelly Loeffler. No candidate won at least 50% of the vote share in this month’s election, leading to the head-to-head runoffs.

Ossoff said Sunday that a Republican-controlled Senate will hit the Biden administration with the same “obstructionism” it mounted against former President Barack Obama.

“It will be paralysis, partisan trench warfare,” he told CNN. “At a moment of crisis, when we need strong action.”

Loeffler on Fox News said GOP victories would be a “firewall to socialism” and the Democratic policies of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

It is Loeffler’s first election cycle after Gov. Kemp appointed her to the seat in January when her predecessor resigned.

Trump on Saturday plans to arrive in Georgia to campaign for the GOP incumbents.

“We’re making sure that Georgians are fired up to turn out to vote,” Loeffler said. “If we vote, we will win this election.”

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.

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