Trump’s anger at Gov. Brian Kemp is making it nearly impossible for the GOP to unify ahead of two runoff elections in the state that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.
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He joins several other governors from virus-slammed states who have ordered new restrictions but not the one public-health experts want.
“The more deaths I see every day, the more ticked off I get at the lack of a response from our state government,” said Dr. Ervin Yen, a Republican and former state senator.
The race looked bleak for Tillis, but in the final weeks of the campaign he was able to grind out a victory against his scandal-tarred challenger.
He and his wife were diagnosed with COVID-19 after an outdoor dinner with a guest who then tested positive.
“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state,” the senators said, prompting a reply that was a slightly more-elegant version of STFU.