Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) is facing backlash from his hometown newspaper after claiming that Democrats were “cheating” ahead of the two January runoff elections in Georgia that will determine who will control the Senate.
The Peach State will be holding two runoff elections on January 5th. There is a special election, with interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) being challenged by the Rev. Raphael Warnock. In the other race, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is being challenged by Democrat Jon Ossoff.
In a fundraising appeal posted to social media, Stewart accused Democrats of cheating in the race.
The Salt Lake Tribune had something to say about it, noting that there was no evidence to back the Republican lawmaker’s claims.
“Rep. Chris Stewart claims without offering any evidence that Democrats are cheating in two runoff elections in Georgia…” is how the story by The Salt Lake Tribune reporter Lee Davidson began.
Stewart accused Democrats of “cheating.”
“That’s why they are encouraging people to move to Georgia. They are encouraging them on how to register and how to vote. They are pouring hundreds of millions into the race. We have to do the same thing,” Stewart urged.
But as the newspaper noted, “He offers no proof to back up his claims.”