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Georgia Primary Tests Potency of Trump’s False Stolen-Election Claims

  • Trump-backed Perdue trails incumbent governor Kemp in primary
  • Former president supports 10 candidates in Georgia races
Briand Kemp and David Perdue
Briand Kemp and David PerdueSource: Bloomberg
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The latest test of Donald Trump’s sway over Republican voters will be on display Tuesday night in Georgia’s crucial primary race. So far, it’s not looking good for the former president.

David Perdue, the former US senator tapped by Trump to oust incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, trailed by more than 20 percentage points in polls. In the week before the elections, Perdue had a modest schedule of campaign events, while Kemp rushed around the state flanked by a who’s-who of Republicans unpopular with Trump, including former Vice President Mike Pence.