RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump Makes Monumental Election Announcement

RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump Makes Monumental Election Announcement

In a recent interview, Lara Trump, co-chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), highlighted the organization's heightened efforts to monitor crucial polling places ahead of the upcoming election cycle. This includes initiating early voting in many areas nationwide and maintaining vigilance leading up to and during the November election.

“We all know 2020 wasn’t on the up and up,” remarked the former president’s daughter-in-law during an interview with Newsmax TV's Eric Bolling on Tuesday. While she didn't elaborate on specifics, reports prior to the 2020 election had cited issues at certain polling places, such as incidents where workers broke windows at a Detroit location.

However, courts had ruled that none of the numerous claims and legal challenges made post-2020 election were valid.

Lara Trump emphasized the RNC's focus on ensuring they had sufficient poll observers and legal representation in case of any issues, mirroring efforts by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

She also mentioned that the RNC had recently succeeded in a significant election integrity dispute in Pennsylvania.

Speaking to Bolling, she stated that the RNC had 100,000 poll workers ready to “monitor the number of ballots received and the number of ballots counted at every polling location,” and was prepared to take legal action against any perceived “cheating.”

“We need to make it clear: if we catch you cheating — and we are actively looking for any cheating — we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law,” she asserted. “It’s crucial that people understand the seriousness of this issue and are not tempted to engage in any nefarious activities.”

The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals recently made a ruling that could significantly impact election outcomes in Pennsylvania, a pivotal swing state, and other battleground states. This decision represents a major win for Republicans advocating for voter integrity measures.

The case involved signature verification for mail-in voting in Pennsylvania, with the court overturning a federal district court’s decision in favor of the Republican National Committee.

The dispute revolved around whether mail-in ballots lacking a date or with an incorrect date under the voter’s signature should be counted, according to NPR.

Democrats argued that such ballots should be counted under the Materiality Provision, a component of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits denial of voting rights based on minor errors or omissions.

The court, with Democratic-appointed judges, ultimately sided with Republicans, stating:

States have separate bodies of rules for separate stages of the voting process. One stage, voter qualification, deals with who votes. To register and thus be authorized to vote, applicants must follow prescribed steps and meet certain requirements. It’s like obtaining a license to drive. Another stage deals with how ballots are cast by those previously authorized to vote, which is governed by a different set of rules. To cast a ballot that is valid and will be counted, all qualified voters must abide by certain requirements, just like those authorized to drive must obey the State’s traffic laws like everyone else.

The Materiality Provision is an important federal overlay on state election requirements during the “who” stage: voter qualification. It prohibits States from denying an applicant the right to vote based on an error or omission in paperwork involving his application if that mistake is immaterial in determining whether he is qualified to vote. That is, it is triggered when conduct or laws restrict who may vote. But it leaves it to the States to decide how qualified voters must cast a valid ballot. Pennsylvania has made one such rule—the date requirement—mandatory. The federal Materiality Provision, in our view, does not interfere.

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