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Farage warns Trump supporter ‘fixed election’ claims harms Republicans

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Nigel Farage has warned that the only thing that could stop a big Republican win in the crucial Midterms is the party’s supporters staying away because they believe the system is rigged for a Democrat victory. Mr Farage, a close friend of Donald Trump, says that the message the former President was cheated of the election is leading to many of his supporters staying at home because they think it will be a waste of time casting their votes.

The warning from Mr Farage comes as a report by the Associated Press has revealed that many Trump supporters may not go out to vote in the crucial Senate race in Georgia.

Former NFL American Football star Herschel Walker, a friend of Mr Trump’s, is contesting the race there for the Republicans but many feel that despite being a Maga (Make America Great Again) movement favourite he will not be able to win the swing state.

Lisa Mascaro of AP described Republican volunteers fanning out to try to collect voters for the November 8 election in  the key state.

But she highlighted how the “rigged election” narrative is undermining Republican efforts.

She said: “It’s painstaking work anywhere, but especially pivotal in battleground Georgia, as Donald Trump’s lies of a rigged 2020 election have created a new constituency of election deniers — some wary their votes won’t be counted in November.”

Former Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who backed President Trump in challenging the 2020 result, told AP how she “saw first hand” how the narrative had harmed her party’s vote.

She lost her seat to Democrat Raphael Warnock in January 2021 after more than 330,000 Republicans who voted in the 2020 presidential election failed to cast ballots in the January 2021 runoff.

As Warnock now faces Mr Walker in a race that could determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, Ms Loeffler is trying to prevent a repeat.

“This effort is about amplifying Georgia’s voices and taking our state back and saying that we will not be silenced.

“We know that when people feel like their vote counts, they’re more likely to vote.”

The concerns have been picked up by Mr farage, who regularly visits the US and is an ally for the former President.

He noted that in recent Governor races the Republican stay at home vote had increased because of the rigged election claims.

He said: “It is the one danger for the Republicans because they should win against the democrats and Biden.

“Biden has been woeful as President.

“But this idea that the elections are rigged is getting into people’s minds and making them think it is not worth going out to vote.

“That is the only thing that would stop a large Republican victory in November.”

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The latest monthly tracker poll by the Washington DC based Democracy Institute for Express.co.uk has revealed that the Republicans should win big.

Surveying 1,500 “likely voters” the polling gives them a four point lead of 48 percent to 44 percent in the House of Representatives vote suggesting they would hold 250 seats to the Democrats 185.

However, because there are fewer swing seats in the Senate race the contest is tighter.

In that race the Republicans lead the Democrats by 47 percent to 44 percent, just three points.

The Democracy Institute suggests that this could still hand the GOP a majority in the Senate of 53 seats to 47, but this is seen as on the optimistic side of projections with many expecting the Upper house to be gridlocked in Congress.

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