Trump Flips His 2020 Stance Surprising Conservatives

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( – Former President Trump is currently advocating for Republicans to fully employ “every appropriate measure to defeat the Democrats,” which he points out includes tactics such as early voting and using absentee ballots.

On a recent Tuesday, Trump’s campaign for the 2024 election and the Republican National Committee launched a campaign called “Swamp The Vote USA.”

This move is a significant departure from Trump’s earlier position. Previously, he had strongly criticized early and mail-in voting, blaming these methods for alleged widespread electoral fraud that he claimed led to his previous electoral loss to President Biden.

In a statement, Trump said, “Republicans must secure a victory, and we will deploy every suitable strategy to defeat the Democrats, who are undermining our country.”

He further highlighted the importance of securing the electoral process: “No matter your method of voting—absentee, by mail, early in-person, or on the day of the election—we are committed to ensuring your vote is protected. We will ensure that your ballot is safe and your voice is heard. We must drown out the radical Democrats with massive voter turnout. By overwhelming them with votes, they cannot cheat. Make a plan, register, and choose your voting method. Getting your vote is crucial.”

In recent elections, early voting numbers have shown more Democrats participating than Republicans, with the latter group showing stronger turnout on Election Day.

Despite Trump’s historical opposition to early voting, the Republican National Committee had already started promoting early voting a year ago with their “Bank the Vote” campaign.

The Trump campaign recently emphasized that “Swamp The Vote USA” is a continuation of the RNC’s previous efforts.

Trump’s recent comments on early voting have been mixed. At one rally in Michigan, he claimed early voting was “corrupt” and a “hoax.” In contrast, at a New Jersey rally, while he criticized mail-in voting, he simultaneously encouraged his supporters to use absentee or mail-in ballots, or to vote early or on Election Day.

Additionally, Trump has more recently noted the importance of early voting in several social media posts.

The Biden campaign has highlighted these contradictory statements from Trump. James Singer, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign, remarked to Fox News, “Donald Trump has been on record as recently as February calling mail-in voting ‘totally corrupt’ and even suggested last September that it should be eliminated entirely. For years he’s claimed that early and mail-in voting were ‘fraudulent,’ ‘cheating,’ and ‘crooked.’ Now it seems his campaign believes differently. Trump needs to acknowledge the misinformation about voting and elections he’s been spreading.”

The Trump campaign explains that their promotion of early voting is integral to their new grassroots initiative, Trump Force 47, aimed at mobilizing targeted voters in crucial battleground areas.

As Trump and the RNC strive to match the Biden campaign and the DNC in grassroots organizing and voter mobilization, Trump’s recent criminal trial conviction has paradoxically boosted his fundraising efforts. He leads Biden in recent polls in key battleground states, which are expected to be pivotal in their 2024 election rematch, though they still face a deficit in their ground operations.

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