Attorneys L. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell reportedly urged Georgia voters this week not to vote in the pivotal Senate runoff elections in January until their votes are “secure,” with Wood specifically telling people not to back GOP Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerWarnock picks up major abortion rights group's endorsement in reelection bid Trump endorses Hershel Walker for Georgia Senate seat Herschel Walker's entrance shakes up Georgia Senate race MORE (Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueTrump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia GOP sees Biden crises as boon for midterm recruitment Trump campaign, RNC refund donors another .8 million in 2021: NYT MORE (Ga.) until they take action on the matter.
According to Fox News, the attorneys, both supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE who have made wild accusations about voter fraud and filed lawsuits in recent weeks challenging election results after Trump's projected defeat, made the comments in joint remarks at an event on Wednesday.
Powell, whom the Trump campaign recently distanced itself from after she made baseless claims alleging widespread election fraud, reportedly said Wednesday that she encourages “all Georgians to make it known that you will not vote at all until your vote is secure — and I mean that regardless of party.”
“We can’t live in a republic, a free republic, unless we know our votes are legal and secure,” said Powell, who recently filed typo-filled lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia alleging election fraud and issues connected to voting machines without offering evidence.
In his pitch to voters, Wood reportedly said, “This is Georgia. We ain’t dumb. We’re not going to go vote on Jan. 5 on another machine made by China.”
He appeared to be referring to Dominion Voting Systems, which is used in Georgia and across the country. The company has been the subject of baseless claims alleging it has ties to countries such as Venezuela and China and to the families of prominent Democrats, which it has said are false, in the wake of Trump's projected defeat.
“If Kelly Loeffler wants your vote, if David Perdue wants your vote, they’ve got to earn it,” Wood reportedly said. “They’ve got to demand publicly, repeatedly, consistently: Brian KempBrian KempTrump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Trump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia Georgia faculty members to require masks in classrooms MORE, call a special session of the Georgia state legislature. And if they do not do it ... they have not earned your vote.”
“They have not earned your vote,” Wood also said in reference to Loeffler and Perdue on Wednesday, according to The Daily Beast. “Why would you go back and vote in another rigged election, for God's sake? Fix it! You gotta fix it!”
The remarks come as Trump is preparing to travel to Georgia to campaign for Loeffler and Perdue ahead of the state’s pivotal runoff elections. The winners of the races will determine which party controls the upper chamber.