Some conservative voters in the state say they are astonished and upset that what they considered safe Republican territory slipped from their grasp. Perdue and Loeffler have echoed Trump’s insinuations of impropriety in the election, which are unsubstantiated but are believed by some of his followers here.

“There’s so much voter fraud it makes me sick,” said Jill Hovies, 70, of Kennesaw. “I think Hollywood has bought this election. The far-left mob and the media have bought this election. It’s not fair. It’s a complete fraud.”…

Even though Biden’s margin is substantial, Hovies said she’s “praying” that the recount reverses the result and that she is “disappointed” in Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp, also a Republican, for failing to uncover fraudulent ballots.

“I don’t understand how it went to Biden,” she said. “I really don’t. It’s sad. It’s frightening.”