Sneaky progressive PAC convinces Trump supporters to skip Georgia elections as vindication
Andrew Kerr, DCNF
A progressive PAC that has installed over a dozen billboards urging Trump supporters to not vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia runoffs is simultaneously partnering with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang to boost voter turnout for Democrats.
Really American PAC is seeking to raise an additional $100,000 so it can install over 50 billboards throughout rural Georgia that state: “Perdue/Loeffler Didn’t Deliver For Trump, DON’T Deliver For Them.”
In late November, around the same time Really American PAC began putting up the billboards, the political action committee announced it had partnered with Yang to help deliver a “resounding victory in Georgia” by pledging at least $50,000 to support local efforts to boost voter turnout for Perdue and Loeffler’s Democratic opponents in the Jan. 5 runoffs which will determine whether Republicans maintain control of the Senate.
“Really American and Andrew Yang understand that the most effective way to win in Georgia is to empower the organizers already doing the work on the ground,” the PAC said in a press release.
Yang did not respond to a request for comment asking if he endorsed Really American PAC’s efforts to depress GOP voter turnout in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections.
The executive director for the PAC, Justin Horwitz, said in a statement that it’s within the best interests of Trump supporters to ensure Perdue and Loeffler don’t win their runoff elections in January, which would deliver control of the Senate back to the Democrats.
There’s a reason the Georgia GOP and right wing groups continue attacking these billboards. They’re working. We need to raise an additional $67,000 to ensure over 40 of these go up across Georgia. Help us get this done. https://t.co/PSGDiRRAg0
— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) December 2, 2020
“If David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win the run-off election, Donald Trump will become the only Republican to lose Georgia in a generation … If Trump supporters deliver Perdue and Loeffler a victory, they should be acutely aware that they will be delivering Trump and MAGA a serious political defeat,” Horwitz said. “The only people trying to conceal this are Loeffler, Perdue, and Mitch McConnell, who want to destroy President Trump but keep his supporters.”
“Our shared interest lies in defeating Washington insiders Perdue, Loeffler & McConnell, who happen to be trying to destroy Trump,” he added.
Georgia GOP spokeswoman Abigail Sigler railed against Really American PAC for coming into the state with the “sole intention of deceiving voters” in a statement to Fox News.
“No amount of billboards will divide Georgia Republicans who know that Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue continue to stand with President Donald Trump,” Sigler said.
Really American PAC isn’t alone in calling on Trump supporters to stay at home for Georgia’s pivotal runoff elections.
“Stop the Steal” attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, both former Democrats, called on Republicans during a rally last Wednesday to withhold votes for Loeffler and Perdue because the runoffs would be “another rigged election.”