Despite encouraging Republicans to focus on pocketbook issues and their political opponents as next year’s midterm elections approach, McDaniel did not bat down Trump’s relentless focus on relitigating the 2020 election or his attempts to strong-arm GOP governors and lawmakers into supporting election audits in various states.
“I think every Republican right now should be talking about 2022. I’m not talking about anything else other than what Biden is doing to destroy our country: high gas prices, an open border, an opioid crisis,” 그녀가 말했다. “Everybody else can do their own thing, but I think we should be talking about Joe Biden.”
하나, McDaniel added, Republicans in certain parts of the country can also benefit from talking about election reform.
“We have to talk about the things that people saw,” she said when asked about Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud. “We have to show our voters we are putting processes in place that will ensure the election is fair and transparent.”
일부 공화당 원 have expressed concern that the party’s relentless focus on voter fraud and willingness to enable Trump’s lies about the election will depress turnout in the midterms
, potentially thwarting a GOP wave that could place the House and Senate back under the party’s control
. 아직도, leaders at the highest levels of the party’s election apparatus have done little to steer the former President’s focus in a different direction
여름 동안, 예를 들어, the RNC issued a 23-page report accusing Democrat-led states of using the Covid-19 pandemic to change election practices to the benefit of Democratic candidates. The report claimed there were numerous instances in the 2020 election where Democrats “brought chaos and uncertainty to our sacred Democratic processes” and made a series of policy recommendations for Republicans to pursue — including the elimination of universal mail-in voting.
With McDaniel at its helm, the RNC also joined Trump’s 2020 campaign immediately after the 2020 election in filing dozens of unsuccessful lawsuits that challenged statewide results or changes to election practices. 당시, RNC chief counsel Justin Riemer reportedly warned his colleagues in emails later unearthed by The Washington Post that they shouldn’t elevate the claims about ballot fraud and a stolen election that Trump’s allies were making.
“They are misleading millions of people who have wishful thinking that the president is going to somehow win this thing,” Riemer wrote in one of the emails obtained by the Post, specifically referring to Trump attorneys Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani.