(Minghui.org) During a Georgian Senate runoff election rally on December 5, U.S. President Trump gave a speech in support of Republican candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
During his speech in Valdosta in southern Georgia, Trump reviewed the U.S. general election and fraud identified during the process. By reiterating the harm from socialism and communism, he vowed to continue his fight to defend traditional values and the American founding principles.
After a brief introduction from his wife Melania, Trump thanked the crowd for their efforts and wished them a great Christmas. “Remember the word [Christmas]... and we say it proudly again, although they [socialists] will be trying to take that word again out of the vocabulary,” he said.
“Very simply, you will decide whether your children will grow up in a socialist country or whether they will grow up in a free country,” Trump said.
He encouraged Americans to join this great cause and safeguard freedom for U.S. and the world; otherwise, socialism and then communism would be brought to America and endanger society.
Addressing the presidential election, Trump said some people cheated and rigged the process. Nonetheless, he said he would still win and could not let those people get away.
He said he won over 74 million votes, higher than any sitting president in U.S. history and 11 million more than he did in 2016 when he won his first term. Additionally, no incumbent who received 75% of the total primary vote lost reelection in U.S. history, while Trump received 94%. In fact, he is one of only five incumbents since 1912 to receive more than 90% of the primary vote. That is why veteran pollsters such as John McLaughlin were surprised by mainstream news media's claim that Biden had won the election. Trump said, “There’s no way this could have happened other than the obvious cheating or a rigged election.”
Trump’s popularity was also shown in other numbers. Data show that 26% of his voting share came from nonwhite voters, which is the highest percentage for a GOP presidential candidate since 1960. Furthermore, he won 18 of 19 bellwether counties.
“Biden did not demonstrate coattails for the downballot races,” Trump said, referring to a historical pattern where the winning presidential candidate would attract votes for other candidates of the same political party. Under Trump’s leadership, however, the Republican Party won all 27 toss-up races in the House.
“Let me tell you, this election was rigged... We can’t let it happen again,” said Trump. He said the situation could have been taken care of by governors but that it had not happened in many places.
“How about Pennsylvania where they throw the poll watchers out? They threw them out,” he continued. “But we caught them cold and have numerous cases pending. And so far we haven’t been able to find the people with the courage to do the right thing. And that is true in Georgia, certainly.”
Trump thus warned Georgians to watch the Senate runoff elections closely to avoid things like this from happening. “Keep it open, keep it transparent, and let us have a signature verification,” he recommended.
Rectifying such massive election fraud had not been easy, said Trump: “I probably worked harder in the last three weeks than I’ve ever worked in my life doing this.”
Trump said he had actually won the election, including the swing states. “And I have to say, if I lost I’d be a very gracious loser. If I lost, I would say I lost and I’d go to Florida, and I’d take it easy, and I’d go around and I’d say, ‘I did a good job.’ But you can’t ever accept when they steal and rig and rob. You can’t accept it,” he added.
Fraud during the presidential election is a continuation of attacks from Democrats since Trump declared his run for the presidency in 2016. And their goal is beyond Trump himself.
Trump warned, “The radical democrats, if they get power, they will immediately abolish the Senate filibuster, allowing them to pass any bill they want and giving them free rein to ram through the most extreme left-wing agenda ever conceived while at the same time destroying our military through a lack of funding.”
Regarding bias and censorship in news media, Trump advised Georgians to tell their senators to end the protections granted to website operators under U.S. Code Section 230. As part of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), this law was passed in 1996 to provide immunity for website operators who host content posted by users. However, social media platforms have become a major tool to suppress opinions and mislead the public in the U.S., leading to calls for the platforms to be treated as publishers of content who would no longer be protected by Section 230.
The harm from socialism also extends to culture and history, Trump said, pointing to a clause added to the proposed defense bill that advocated the removal of names of some past warrior heroes. “They want to take the names off and they have the right to desecrate... to destroy, to demolish places in our national parks,” said Trump, “So we have to be very careful of that. We can’t let that happen.”
Another point of contention is border security. Trump said the U.S. now has the strongest border the country has ever had, but when socialists are in office, “they will impose total open borders so that people can pour into our country.” Trump said he is not against immigration but that people should come in legally and through merit.
The court system would also be undermined, he said, warning that the extreme left will pack the Supreme Court with 24 radical justices: “They want to destroy the sanctity of the Supreme Court, the importance of the Supreme Court, the majesty of the Supreme Court.”
Trump said the Biden family has made a lot of money in China. They will “[send] our factories and our jobs overseas. They will raise your taxes.” Trump said his administration, on the other hand, had lowered taxes and reduced regulations. “We cut more regulations than any president in the history of our country,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons our business came back. All these achievements would be gone once Trump is out of office.”
Because of the situation with the general election, Georgia’s two Senate seats are critical to stopping the socialist agenda. “These seats are the last line of defense to save America and protect all that we have accomplished,” Trump siad.
He praised both Republican incumbents for their efforts in the Senate. Were their elections to be stolen, “we will have total one party, socialist control and everything you care about will be gone,” he said.
“No oil, no guns. No God,” Trump continued, “We knew that a long time ago. They want to take away your jobs, take away your borders, take away your freedom, take away your religion. And they even want to take away your beautiful Christmas that we just got back.”
The media has played a critical role in misleading the public, Trump said. “Now we call it the fake news and suppression news. I use the word suppression because now they got a new thing going. This happened since Hunter... stealing money from every country.” He continued, “So all of a sudden big tech, together with their partner the Democrats, and their partner the fake news media, they decide under no circumstances will we ever talk about it again. So you have 95% of the media.”
Trump said he understands the frustration people have with the general election and that some do not want to vote in the Senate runoff. “We can’t do that. We have to actually do just the opposite,” Trump explained. “If you don’t vote, the socialists and the communists win.”
Trump said the two Senate candidates he supports had been fighting hard against the totalitarian regime in China, who paid “billions and billions of dollars in tariffs,” and Iran. Were Democrats to win, he said the situation would be reversed because there are lots of things on their agenda.
One of them is the unfair Waters of the United States rule. “It’s such a beautiful name, but it was destroying people,” said Trump. That is why his administration suspended the rule in 2018 and repealed it in the following year.
Another example is the Paris Environmental Accord, which he said is very unfair to the U.S. “We would have paid trillions and trillions of dollars. Russia has a big advantage of us. They go back to old days when the air was very dirty, that was their standard. China doesn’t kick in until 2030. We kick in immediately,” explained Trump, “If we adhere to it, we would have had to close up 20% of our factories.” The agreement was designed to destroy the United States, he said, but now it is on the Democrats’ agenda.
As a leader among Western countries, the U.S. has played a critical role in maintaining world peace. Trump said that when he took office in early 2017, the national defense was very weak. He secured funding and significantly advanced national security. Not only that, he took care of veterans domestically and defeated terrorists overseas.
“We have the greatest military ever. We have the greatest equipment, all made in the USA. A lot of it made in Georgia,” Trump added, “But you know what? I’m the only one in many, many decades that hasn’t started a war.”
Furthermore, he said the two Georgia senators worked hard to shut down sanctuary cities, end chain migration, and protect people. Perdue’s opponent, Jon Ossoff, on the other hand, advocates defunding the police and supports the Green New Deal. Although Democrats claim the Green New Deal’s initial price tag is $3 trillion, Trump said it would eventually cost the U.S. $100 trillion. “If our economy was going unbelievable gangbusters for 100 years, no recession, no anything, we couldn’t come close to making 100 trillion,” he said.
“Ossoff also supports a crippling nationwide lockdown,” Trump continued. “He wants you to lock your home nice and tight after you’re inside of it and he passes legislation to let hardened criminals go free, get them out of jail.”
Similarly, Trump said Loeffler’s opponent Raphael Warnock opposed traditional values. “He said he believes that, ‘Nobody can serve God and the military...’ An appalling statement that dishonors the memory and generations of American heroes who fought for God and for our country,” said Trump. “Raphael Warnock has openly declared his support for socialism and he has even praised Marxists all over the world. He once hosted the barbaric communist dictator, Fidel Castro.”
Trump advised people to stay vigilant because the irregularities that occurred during the general election cannot happen again in Georgia. “We’re fighting, we’re going to fight like you never saw before... we can’t let it happen,” he said.
Trump said the attack on him and America “has been going on for a long time, but never like it’s happened recently.” He added, “And they’ve used the pandemic and the phony fake ballots, the mail-in ballots, they used that to sabotage our country. We’re not going to let it happen.”
“We sent out tens of thousands, millions and millions of ballots. Nobody knew where they came from, where they are,” he said. “People were getting two, three, four ballots. They were signing them, sending them in, what a mess.”
“We’re all deeply disturbed and upset by the lying, cheating, robbing, stealing that’s gone on with our elections. We know the Democrats will have dead people voting and you got to watch it, dead people,” he continued, “You wouldn’t believe how many illegal aliens from out of the state and they’ll be filing out and filling out ballots for people who don’t even exist.”
“Let them steal Georgia again [and] you’ll never be able to look yourself in the mirror. We have to hold the line,” Trump said. He gave an example from the Democratic National Convention. “You couldn’t get in unless you had a picture, you had a photo ID,” he said. “But when it comes to the most important thing, voting, they don’t want to do it. And they know, they know exactly. We just can’t let that happen.”
“It’s a disgrace that in 2020 no state in America even makes any real attempt to verify that those who cast ballots by mail are eligible and lawfully registered voters. The evidence of fraud is overwhelming.”
Pearson Sharp from One America News (OAN), who was also at the rally, said his investigation also revealed signs of fraud in Atlanta. “Ballot counters being told to leave the counting room, then a short time later with no observers, with no media, hidden cases of possible ballots are rolled out from under a table. Four people under a cloud of suspicion begin what looks an awful lot like ballot stuffing,” he said.
“Evidence of election fraud mounts as the mainstream media and Democrats loudly insist Joe Biden is still the 2020 winner. However, numerous whistleblowers are coming forward with credible information that hundreds of thousands of votes for President Trump mysteriously disappeared on election night,” Sharp said.
For example, Jesse Morgan, a worker for the U.S. Postal Service, revealed that his trailer full of ballots simply went missing after he dropped them off. The worker drove his truck from Bethpage, New York, all the way to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and said he was carrying some 288,000 completed mail-in ballots.
Sharp said, “While the missing truck full of ballots is bad enough, other whistleblowers say they drove thousands of prefilled ballots right over state lines, which is a federal crime,” he said. “A subcontractor for the Post Office, Nathan Pease, said that he was told by two separate postal workers that the Post Office in Wisconsin had collected and backdated over 100,000 ballots on the morning after the election. Unsurprisingly, others also claimed the integrity of Dominion voting machines has been compromised and cannot be trusted.”
“During a press conference in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, the Project explained that election officials in blue jurisdictions have failed to maintain the ballot chain of custody, which leaves the door wide open for voting fraud,” Sharp explained. “The Project said it has photographic evidence of people improperly accessing voting machines and eyewitness accounts on how the seals on ballot hard drives were illegally tampered with and broken. Kline says that in total there are over 300,000 fraudulent ballots in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and 121,000 in Pennsylvania. Based on this evidence, the FBI has reportedly requested to look at the Project’s data on voting integrity.”
Trump said, “The alleged Biden margin of victory in several states is entirely accounted for by extraordinarily large midnight vote dumps. You saw them going up to the sky, all extremely skewed to Biden.”
Atypically low rejection rates of mail-in ballots also raised concerns. “Across all of the key swing states, there were impossibly low rejection rates. You saw that, for mail-in ballots, drastically less than the historic norm,” Trump said. “In Georgia 0.5% of the mail-in ballots were rejected in 2020 compared to 5.77%. That’s a difference of 11 times more. It’s hundreds of thousands of votes.”
Similar situations occurred in Pennsylvania. “Whistleblowers in multiple states have testified to witnessing postal workers and election workers illegally backdating thousands and thousands of ballots, fixing ballots, filling out false birthdays, registering ineligible voters, and much, much more,” he said. “We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of votes in each state.”
Another big problem came from Dominion. “In one Michigan county using Dominion voting systems, nearly 6,000 votes were discovered that were wrongly switched from Trump to Biden. They called it a glitch,” Trump said. “Numerous times we found glitches, and every single time, the glitch went a hundred percent to Biden and no percent to Trump. The same systems are used in 30 states.”
This has posed a big challenge. “The Left lies, they cheat and they steal. They are ruthless and they are hellbent on getting power and control by any means necessary. They investigate you and they prosecute you,” he said, “The moment you question them, they try and intimidate you. They call you a poor American. You’re not a good American. You don’t love our country. They don’t love our country. They beat you down, shut you up and make you retreat. That’s what they do.”
He said it is the biggest open secret in America that Democrats cheat in elections, “This year by sending out 65 million mail-in ballots. They perpetrated the largest fraud in the history of our country. Democrat officials and politicians in every swing state systematically weakened every measure to combat election fraud. They ensured that there were no identity checks, no signature checks.”
Now we are seeing the consequences. “This is our country that they are… trying to take it from us through rigging, fraud, deception, and deceit. That’s what we saw in the election. That’s what’s going on, and it’s happening right now in our country,” he continued. “We will do something about it, and we’re going to do something about it quickly.”
Trump said he used to say that without borders, there would not be a country. “I can say also without an honest voting system, without an electoral process that works and that’s honest and fair, we don’t have a country either,” he said.
“Now is not the time to retreat. Now is the time to fight harder than ever,” he remarked. He said he looks forward to winning back the White House in January.
Trump said it is important to restore law and order, along with traditional values. “We will always support the heroes of law enforcement... We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and children, and restore a patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. We will live by the words of our national motto, In God We Trust.”
This is a legacy inherited from the founding fathers, Trump said. “Proud citizens like you helped build this country, and together we are taking back our country. Our fight to drain the Washington swamp and reclaim America’s destiny has just begun,” Trump remarked. “We will not bend. We will not break. We will not yield. We will never give in. We will never give up and we will never back down. We will never, ever surrender because we are Americans and our hearts bleed red, white, and blue.”
“We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God. And together with the incredible people of Georgia, we have made America powerful again. They’ve done it. We have made America wealthy again. We have made America strong again. We have made America proud again. We have made America safe again, and we will make America great again,” he concluded, “Thank you, Georgia. Get out and vote, get out and vote.”