The Trump campaign is cracking down on Democratic ballot harvesting in key battleground states where billionaire liberal activist George Soros’ groups are spending tens of millions to energize President Biden’s base.
“We recently alerted you that a Soros-linked Super PAC has begun targeting 6 battleground states with a $75 MILLION spending blitz to buy Crooked Joe the White House,” the campaign said in an e-mail. fundraiser email Thursday. “But there is something important we want to add…some of these states have legalized BALLOT HARVEST.”
The campaign highlighted the Soros-related effort in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
“Earlier this year, President Trump made a major announcement that our campaign would collect ballots in states where it is legal to counter left-wing schemes,” the email reads before asking. contributions to support the Trump campaign’s Ballot Harvesting Fund.
Ballot harvesting occurs when someone other than a voter delivers a ballot, usually a mail-in ballot. Absentee ballots may be absentee ballots and ballots cast in absentee ballot states.
Republicans have long derided the practice and campaigned to eventually eliminate it in states where it is legal.
More recently, the GOP promised its donors that they would become as savvy as the Democrats when it comes to ballot collection.
In mid-April, Mr. Trump, who had previously challenged early voting and mail-in voting methods, told wealthy GOP donors that it was important for Republicans to look into those strategies.
He said the GOP needs “every vote we can get, sooner or later,” according to a Washington Post report.
“Our goal will be to vote in one day with only paper ballots. But until that day comes, the Republican Party and the RNC must compete using every legal means to win,” Mr Trump said. “That means overwhelming the left with mail-in votes, early votes and Election Day votes. Where we can’t get rid of drop boxes, we need them in every church and veteran center. And until we can eliminate ballot harvesting, we must become masters of ballot harvesting.