Far-right favorite Kandiss Taylor received just 3.4 percent of the vote in the GOP primary for Georgia governor Tuesday, less than a twentieth of current Governor Brian Kemp’s 73.7 percent of the vote. But that doesn’t stop Taylor from refusing to back down and claiming the election was “rigged.”
Taylor, a Trump loyalist who has campaigned with the slogan “Jesus Guns Babies” and vowed to “stand against the Luciferian cabal,” thinks it’s simply impossible that she lost it in spectacular fashion.
“Given that my vote count is currently nearly 20,000 behind my volunteer count, I do not trust these election results, nor should I trust any supporters of my opponents or candidates in other races,” Taylor wrote in a press release. “In my opinion, our Georgia election has become a farce, led by the corrupt, organized and premeditated attacks inflicted on our election process by Governor Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Attorney General Chris Carr and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.”
Taylor went on to write that she “doesn’t admit”. And that’s because she doesn’t seem to think the election is legitimate. “I know a rigged election when I see one, and it bears all the traces,” read a message Taylor reposted to Telegram.
Of course, Kemp Taylor doesn’t have to concede to take the GOP nomination for governor.
But as Kemp took home enough votes to avoid a runoff — an embarrassment for former Senator David Perdue (R-GA), who took home 21.8 percent of the vote, and for former President Donald Trump, who supported Perdue – Conservatives just don’t seem ready to accept the results. And this refusal to accept the realities of a losing election further illustrates the direction of the far right and Trump Republicans: they are reluctant to trust anything that doesn’t go their way.
“Having seen firsthand the energy and enthusiasm in Georgia for Kandiss Taylor, the numbers obviously don’t add up,” informal Taylor campaign adviser and failed Republican Senate candidate Lauren Witzke told The Daily Beast on Friday. “The number of Taylor volunteers alone has exceeded the number of votes received.”
“Kandiss Taylor reviewed and approved this offer,” Witzke added.
Taylor didn’t respond to The Daily Beast’s request on Friday.
Elsewhere, allies of Taylor — such as Jan. 6 organizer Ali Alexander and far-right radio host Stew Peters — shared allegations of a “rigged” primary.
Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and 2020 Choice Advocate, also repeated allegations of wrongdoing.
“Georgia was completely betrayed,” said Lindell, an early and ardent supporter of Taylor in the primary race.
“There’s an algorithm in Georgia,” Lindell said, before claiming that a “major investigation” was underway to uncover fraudulent activity in the Republican mainstream.
“Brian Kemp, he didn’t even get 70 percent of the vote,” he added. “It’s all a big lie. That’s the big lie!”
Lindell, who served as Taylor’s campaign proxy, remains steadfast in his belief that Trump won the 2020 election and the ex-president can still be reinstated as commander in chief.
“We need to get rid of the machines,” Lindell said. “We no longer have elections in the United States, they’re called selections.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/kandiss-taylor-lost-the-ga-guv-race-by-70-points-she-still-wont-concede?source=articles&via=rss Kandiss Taylor lost the GA Guv Race by 70 points. She still won’t admit it.