Breitbart reports the Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a digital platform on Friday called “Protect the Vote” as a response to the left’s increasing attempts to use the coronavirus pandemic to push their election agenda items, such as universal mail-in voting.
“The RNC and the Trump campaign are aggressively fighting back against the Democrats’ assault on the integrity of our elections,” the website states, noting the left’s attempts to “use coronavirus and the courts to legalize ballot harvesting, implement a nationwide mail-in ballot system, and eliminate nearly every safeguard in our elections”:
Voters are on our side. Nearly two-thirds (62%) say there is fraud in U.S. elections, and that fraud would concern them under Democrats’ nationwide mail-in ballot system. Americans overwhelmingly approve of the safeguards Democrats are suing to eliminate like signature matching (84%), voter identification (80%), and a ballot receipt deadline of election day (83%). Voters also oppose (67%) allowing campaign workers to collect mail-in ballots, a practice known as ballot harvesting.
“Americans deserve to have confidence in their elections, and we will not stand idly by while Democrats try to sue their way to victory in November,” it adds.
Protect the Vote outlines a series of principles it adheres to in combating the left’s agenda to overhaul the way Americans vote in elections, reaffirming its belief that ballot harvesting is “unacceptable” and adding that “states should maintain primary responsibility for their voting laws.”
“Democrats couldn’t even count votes in Iowa, and now they suddenly believe they can redesign the entire U.S. election system in a matter of a few months,” it continues.
Nationalizing our elections, it stresses, is unacceptable:
Democrats have a radical plan to change our elections.
*Remove election safeguards
*Eliminate signature verification
*Increase risk of voter fraud
— GOP (@GOP) May 8, 2020