As Georgia Republicans aim to unite, Trump’s "rigged" claims drive a wedge

While Loeffler and Collins formally buried the hatchet after more than a year of brutal intraparty warfare, McDaniel faced questions at the Cobb GOP headquarters from skeptical Republicans who bought into President Donald Trump’s claims of a “rigged” election.

In one sharp exchange, a Trump backer quizzed McDaniel on why Georgia voters should bother to invest more “money and work when it’s already decided.”

“It’s not decided. This is the key — it’s not decided,” McDaniel told the crowd of dozens, nodding toward Perdue’s roughly 88,000-vote advantage over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the first round of voting.

“So if you lose your faith and you don’t vote and people walk away, that will decide it.”