Trump’s ‘Save America Rally’ Set For Central Georgia As Analysts Break Down Implications
Former president Donald Trump will hold a ‘Save America Rally’ at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry on Saturday and is expected to endorse state Republican candidates — including former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker. Walker is running for U.S. Senate and could give his first public remarks as a candidate.
Trump has also come out in support of U.S. Rep. Jody Hice for Georgia secretary of state, and state Sen. Burt Jones for lieutenant governor.
The rally is set for 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Trump’s Save America PAC.
This comes as a report released by the left-leaning Brookings Institution indicates the former president could face a serious legal battle in the state for his alleged post-election interference. The report focuses on Fulton County’s 2020 election results and affirms that Trump lost Georgia to President Joe Biden by a margin of nearly 12,000 votes. Its authors include former U.S. ambassadors, special counselors and a past assistant district attorney for DeKalb and Fulton counties.
The report also delves into Trump’s infamous call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — where Trump asked for Raffensperger to “find” the votes he’d need to win Georgia.
But ahead of Georgia’s upcoming races for U.S. Senate, secretary of state and lieutenant governor, Atlanta political analysts say the state is still purple — and margins in any electoral competition will be tight.
Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie broke down the implications of Trump’s visit with WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress.
Burress started by asking why Trump is still focused on Georgia.
Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.