Given the stakes of the upcoming Senate runoff election in Georgia, a number of high-profile Republicans have already visited the state — or plan to — in an attempt to rally Georgians to either vote early or make sure they show up to vote on January 5.
According to the Washington Examiner, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made a trip to the Peach State over the weekend to rally voters and to make one message perfectly clear: Those who have been caught engaging in voter or ballot fraud should be prosecuted and imprisoned.
“It is time to end voter fraud. It is time to expose voter fraud. It is time to take anyone who was involved in voter fraud and prosecute them and put them in jail,” Cruz told the large, Savannah crowd on Saturday.
The senator’s warning to fraudsters came just a few days after attorney Lin Wood made a similar statement on Twitter, but pointed it at Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, suggesting that both could be jailed given their lack of action on the allegations of widespread voter fraud in the state during the 2020 election.
Cruz also attempted to fire up the crowd to get excited about voting for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who face Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock in the upcoming runoff election.
“The people of Georgia believe in common-sense conservative values,” Cruz said. “People of Georgia want lower taxes, less regulations, and a lot more jobs. They don’t want to see socialism come to this country.”
According to WTOC, Cruz’s stop in Savannah was part of an ongoing “Save America” bus tour, which has crisscrossed the state hoping to convince Georgians that if Ossoff and Warnock manage to pull out a win in January, Congress will begin passing untold amounts of radical progressive legislation under President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration.
For now, it doesn’t appear that any high-level officials in Georgia are facing the possibility of jail time, but in the year 2020, it’s probably a safe bet to expect the unexpected.