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Georgia Election Board Member Demands Secretary of State Investigate Trump for ‘Solicitation to Commit Election Fraud’

More than 100 people are gathered in the grey and damp cold in Stone Mountain.

It's a miserable start to the New Year but this city near Georgia's capital, Atlanta, feels anything but sleepy or hung over.

Voter Jonathan Gardner has turned up early.

The National Park Service has received three separate applications for pro-Trump protests on Tuesday or Wednesday, with estimated maximum attendance around 15,000 people, said Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst.

"We've had other Senate races and I'm just excited".

Democrats have a president in the White House and run the House of Representatives.

Two Pentagon heads who served under Trump - Jim Mattis and Mark Esper - also signed it. Trump removed Esper in November as part of a major shakeup at the Department of Defense.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's Senate run-off election in Georgia, Mr Raffensperger said "qualified Georgians and only Georgians are allowed to vote in our elections" and out-of-state voters would not be tolerated.

The races on Tuesday could decide which party controls the Senate, which will have profound implications for a wide-ranging legislative agenda Biden hopes to advance.

Shirley Shepphard is handing out stickers, with a smile and confidence. "Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can!" she says.

He is only 33 years old and, in case his youth wasn't clear enough, he makes a point of jogging on to the small stage. Lindsey Graham asked us to throw out legally cast ballots. He's so committed to compromise that his long-time habit in the 1970s and 1980s of working with racist Senators came back to bite him in the Democratic primary. In his role as president of the Senate, he presides over Wednesday's proceedings and will ultimately declare Biden's victory.

Fellow Democrat and Senate candidate Mr Warnock could make history alongside him.

Republican U.S Senators David Perdue (top L) and Kelly Loeffler (bottom L) and their Georgia runoff election challengers, Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, are seen in a combination of file photos.

The blatant interference in the democratic process by a sitting president would be nearly unthinkable in any other era but with Trump, it underscores his increasingly desperate efforts to subvert the election.

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Jennifer Russell warned residents of a "spike" in cases, the province has identified 36 infections so far in 2021. With 17 cases reported in New Brunswick over the weekend, during which chief medical officer of health Dr.

Both appeared at his rally the previous night, where he focused on repeating his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. But while Republican heavyweights like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have acknowledged Biden's victory, dozens of House Republicans and 12 Senate Republicans loyal to Trump - including Loeffler - have signaled they will raise objections to the certification.

GOP candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler began as favorites to hold their seats, according to conventional political wisdom, given Georgia's traditional red lean.

'If the liberal Democrats take the Senate and the White House - and they're not taking this White House - we're going to fight like hell, I'll tell you right now, ' Trump continued.

For those who won't vote, it's an advantage that may work for the Democrats. Democrats have already described the call as an "impeachable offense" and the state's top GOP election official - Trump's principal target - said it might result in an investigation by the district attorney of Fulton County, which includes Atlanta.

There's another factor in this runoff - teenagers.

The runoffs, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, will come two months after the candidates' first matchups as part of the elections on November 3, 2020, during which neither of them reached the 50-percent threshold for an outright victory, triggering a second round of voting as required by a state election law in Georgia.

Many young voters have been holding live-streaming events in counties across Georgia.

Perdue addressed the church crowd in Milner by telephone while quarantining over coronavirus exposure, claiming that "the very future of our republic is on the line" and declaring the duty to vote "a calling from God". All I want to do is this.

"I was mad at my mum that I hadn't been born sooner!" In 2008 and in 1992 there were runoff elections to determine Georgia's senators.

Claim 1: 'So dead people voted.

On Sunday, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued a joint statement on the upcoming Congressional certification of the 2020 Presidential election results.

Georgia's runoffs are being held the day before Congress certifies the Electoral College votes that determine the White House victor.

"It feels like a redemption", he says of this Senate race.

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