WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Former President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that his supporters would sit out the next elections.
- “Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24” if the GOP didn’t support his claims that the last election was rigged.
- Since leaving office, Trump keeps on claiming that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.
Former President Donald Trump has claimed that his supporters will sit out future elections if the GOP did not back his claims that last year’s presidential election was stolen from him.
“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24,” Trump said in a statement emailed to his supporters Wednesday.
“It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”
Since leaving office in January, Trump has continued to claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged in Joe Biden’s favor through widespread voter fraud.
Trump and his campaign filed dozens of lawsuits in their attempt to overturn the election but federal judges have dismissed a total of more than 50. Election officials have called the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”
Multiple partisan election audits in GOP-led states, including an Arizona audit of more than 2 million ballots, have also failed to uncover any evidence of voter fraud, Business Insider reported.
The former president has continued to float the prospect of running for reelection in 2024. Trump,along with other Republican officials, has shown confidence that the GOP can retake control of Congress in the 2022 midterm election.
On Monday, two GOP officials urged Republicans to vote for Democratic candidates in next year’s elections. Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman wrote an op-ed in The New York Times, arguing that Trump’s continued “conspiracy theories and lies about stolen elections” had resulted in the GOP being taken over by “pro-Trump extremists.”
NPR reported that Republican strategists have suggested that Trump’s continued claims of a rigged election may already have dampened GOP voter turnout in the Georgia Senate runoffs this January. The result saw Republicans lose control of the Senate.
Source: Yahoo! News