Frank Luntz: Trump Election Disputes Could Have ‘Severe Consequences’ for GOP Chances in Georgia
LUNTZ: "I’m trying to understand specifically who’s got the turnout advantage because in the end, no one is going to change the votes, maybe 1 or 2 percent but you got to figure out who’s going to vote. And after watching the last two weeks where so many Trump people have been disillusioned because their candidate lost for president, and we still find that 55 percent of Trump voters in Georgia, 55 percent believe Donald Trump was elected president and so they’re mad despite that, the Republicans have a slight advantage. First, by 46 to 42 percent, they would rather see a Republican at this time represent the state in Washington the key that I’m looking at are the 12 percent that would rather have one of each party. Now the Democrats have to win both seats for them to gain control of the Senate so a split vote will not help them. The other thing that I’m watching is the turnout interest, 80 percent of Republicans are definitely going to vote, only 70 percent of Democrats, so that can give you a 1 or 2 percent advantage for the Republicans, but -- and this is a message for the president of the United States, if he continues to disillusion voters, you’ve got the numbers up right there -- actually, that’s Coronavirus we’re getting to that in one second -- if you continue to disillusion voters by saying that the elections were rigged and that your vote doesn’t matter, this could have severe consequences for the administration in trying to keep those two seats Republican. I would argue that what Donald Trump says and does over the next six weeks is going to determine the outcome of the Georgia Senate race, and well may determine the outcome of our country overall."