Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is warning that the two U.S. Senate seats in his home state could change from red to blue in January, but not because the people of Georgia will it.
It’ll be because Democratic Party operatives will steal them.
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (Ga.), husband of the U.S Ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, said he believes there is a “very great danger” that Democrats will find a way to “steal” the upcoming U.S Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.
“I think the Democrats have nominated two left-wingers who, in an honest election, could not possibly win the election,” he told radio host John Catsimatidis on Sunday.
“And, therefore, the only hope the Democrats have is to find a way to steal it,” said Gingrich, who projected a few days before Nov. 3 Trump would win in a landslide (and we think he actually did). “And given what they did in the presidential election, I think it is a very great danger that they will find a way to steal it.”
Catsimatidis then asked, “Now your home state of Georgia, we have a major election there January 5th, and [Stacey] Abrams is going around saying she already has 700,000, 800,000 votes in her back pocket ready to be put into the system. What do you think?”
“Well, I think that unless they fix this, they [Republicans] are going to have a hard time winning the election,” said Gingrich. “Frankly, Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state, seems to be so much in the pocket of the Democrats that it is unbelievable.”
“He keeps doing things that make it easier for the Democrats to steal it and harder for the Republicans to insist on an honest election,” said the former House Speaker.
In the January elections, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) is facing off against Democrat Raphael Warnock, and Republican David Perdue is facing Democrat Jon Ossoff.
Both Republicans won by large margins in the general election but did not attain a 50-percent threshold, which is required in Georgia. Loeffler only got 26 percent of the vote to about 33 percent for Warnock, but another GOP candidate, Rep. Doug Collins, ran for her seat as well and got 20 percent; had he not taken about a million votes from Loeffler (and were there not a total of 20 people running for her seat) she would have easily gotten 50 percent.
That said, all the more reason to suspect Democrats of trying to steal these seats as well.