Former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) riled a crowd of former President Donald Trump’s supporters into “lock him up!” chants at a rally Saturday night after falsely accusing Gov. Brian Kemp (R) of enabling voter fraud and suggesting he’d somehow jailed “those people responsible for that fraud,” as polls show Perdue well behind the incumbent in his Trump-backed bid for governor.

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The crowd at the rally erupted when Perdue parroted the ex-president’s longstanding false claims that widespread fraud robbed Trump of a win in the 2020 presidential election, saying he’d “make sure that those people responsible for that fraud in 2020 go to jail. “

Perdue smiled and appeared to give a thumbs-up to the crowd when the “lock him up” chants broke out.

Attacks on Kemp’s state policies, like the governor’s support for the construction of a controversial $5 billion electric vehicle plant in the small city of Rutledge, seemed to draw little reaction from the crowd, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Kemp maintains a solid polling lead over Perdue for the GOP gubernatorial primary, with the latest RealClearPolitics polling average showing Kemp ahead by nine percentage points.

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