One of the problems in 2020 and 2024 was that Republicans waited to vote on Election Day, while Democrats collected ballots, voted early and used mail-in ballots.
By the time Election Day arrived, the Democrats already had a huge advantage.
Now the Republicans are going to adopt the same voting practices and the RNC is vowing to beat the Democrats at their own game.
The Washington Examiner reports:
‘Beat Dems at Their Own Game’: GOP Embraces Major Change Ahead of 2024 Races
Republicans are on the offensive ahead of the 2024 cycle, vowing to defeat Democrats by using one of their greatest assets against them: early voting.
The Republican National Committee posted a short tweet Friday claiming the GOP will “beat the Dems at their own early voting game in 2024.” The statement comes as Republicans are beginning to reconsider their stance on early voting and ballot harvesting, especially after the party’s poor performance in the midterm elections.
“Our voters need to vote early,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News in December after the 2022 election. “In 2020, there were many who said, ‘Don’t vote by mail, don’t vote early,’ and we need to stop that and understand that if Democrats are getting ballots for a month, we can’t expect to get them. Everything will be done in one day.”
Since the 2020 election, several Republicans have taken a stand against absentee and mail-in voting, claiming that the practice made the elections vulnerable to widespread voter fraud. Former President Donald Trump has especially latched onto these theories, baselessly claiming that such fraud was the reason for his defeat in the 2020 presidential election.
See the tweet below:
The GOP will beat the Dems in their own early voting game in 2024.
— GOP (@GOP) February 24, 2023
This should happen. Both parties are not playing the same game when it comes to voting in the last two elections.
Some conservatives oppose early voting and mail-in voting, but until the right-wing embraces these practices, Republicans will continue to outpace Democrats.