“I have heard some of my people, some of my co-workers who say I don’t think it’s worth it because of all the fraud,” said Mingledorff, 59, a waitress at a Western Sizzlin’ in Savannah, who attended a rally headlined by Vice President Pence on Friday, then stayed after to watch Air Force Two depart. “Oh no, you have to vote. You have to make a stand. You have to make it count.”…

“We understand the importance of these two senatorial runoffs, we get it,” said Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.), who also spoke at Pence’s rally in Savannah. “We’re still mad as hell about what happened with the President. But we can do both. We can still vote, and we can still get these two senatorial candidates reelected and still be mad about what’s happening with [the] President.”

Georgia GOP voters, he said, “can walk and chew gum at the same time.”…

“It’s been trending in the right direction for people like me whose concern is driving turnout and having people come to the polls,” Powell said. In November, he added, “I was concerned that this whole don’t vote thing . . . would keep going. That sort of petered out. I think it may still exist but I’m increasingly confident that we’re going to get the turnout that we expect to get and a hard-fought runoff election.”