Not to say I told you so, but…
In one sense, David Perdue was right… the polling was off.
Polling had Kemp up by 30 points in Georgia, but Kemp beat him by more than 50 percent.
Donald Trump, for whatever reason, is just not hitting home with Georgians at all.
While Trump had a successful night in virtually every other state, Trump got clocked in Georgia.
Kemp, who Trump desperately wanted out of office, crushed David Perdue, 73.69 to 21.80 percent.
Brad Raffensberger, another Trump enemy, won 52.31 to 33.38 percent.
The only real bright spot in Georgia for Trump was Herschel Walker absolutely trouncing the field, winning 68.22 percent of the vote in a very crowded field.
Simply put, Georgia was embarrassing for Trump, especially since many in the party blame him for Democrats winning both Senate seats in 2020, something Walker can rectify with a win in November.
Trump tried to make the best of the night, stating, “A very big and successful evening of political Endorsements.”
He continued, “Overall for the ‘Cycle,’ 100 Wins, 6 Losses (some of which were not possible to win), and 2 runoffs.”
One of the reasons that Trump was unsuccessful in taking out Kemp was that many of his attacks were simply not true.
Kemp managed to get significant election integrity legislation passed, resulting in a record-setting turnout among minorities and early voting.
In trying to sway voters, Trump stated, “We have a governor that’s done the worst job of any governor in probably decades on election integrity.
“Kemp is truly an embarrassment to the Republican Party because of what’s taken place in your great state, Georgia.”
That attack had nothing to do with Kemp’s record and everything to do with Kemp not backing Trump’s claim that he won Georgia in 2020.
Somehow, these two are going to need to make nice to take out Stacey Abrams in the general election.
Trump cannot continue to attack him for fear of alienating Kemp from Trump’s base.
Although, with the weak turnout for Perdue, it would seem that most Republicans in the state are simply not buying Trump’s line of attack.
Regardless, this is about the big picture, so conservatives are going to find out if Trump is all about Trump or Trump is all about the conservative cause very quickly when they see how he addresses this situation with Kemp.
Source: Fox News