Plenty of Republicans are butt hurt over the lack of a “red wave.” But the reality is, there were plenty of red waves that hit this year–just not in corrupt Washington, D.C. (big surprise). States like Texas and Florida experienced big wins for the GOP, securing seats and even expanding their influence stateside. This was not an accident.
Many races experts predicted would go for Republicans didn’t. Why? It seems the Republican Party in other states refused to do what was necessary to win. The sad reality is, Democrats can produce zero results in office, but still turn out thousands to vote for them. In one swing state, Republicans secured a much-needed Senate seat and other big wins.
And they are schooling the rest of the country on how to win in 2024.
Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party Michael Whatley says the party needs to learn how to adapt with early voting and absentee voting…
“…if you are so far behind because of early voting and absentee voting that you can’t dig yourself out of that hole, it really is going to make a big difference. So we’ve got to be able to compete.” […]
Whatley said that the North Carolina Republican Party put together an early voting program since many voters prefer to vote prior to Election Day…
“In the 2020 election cycle — that was the first time in the history of the state that Republicans actually won with early voting. And we did very well during the early voting this cycle around as well.”
North Carolina recently elected GOP Rep. Ted Budd to be the next senator from the state starting in 2023 following the retirement of Republican Senator Richard Burr. [Source: Just the News]
Michael Whatley is saying Republicans lost big in other states because they are too lazy to strategize. They are still playing out of a pre-2020 playbook. Democrats exploited COVID to implement changes to election laws they’ve been fighting for, for years. They took advantage of the pandemic to make mail-in ballots and early voting permanent.
It doesn’t matter how poorly an imbecile like Biden performs in office. Democrats can rob Americans blind–and they’ll still win in some places. Why? Because they are using early voting, absentee ballots, and ballot harvest to turn out big numbers. They go find the people who wouldn’t vote otherwise and get them to vote.
North Carolina was able to stave off a Senate seat flip because they took advantage of early voting. The state has over two weeks of early voting. So, Republicans were able to motivate voters to get out and vote during that window–so they had a strong lead on Election Day.
In Arizona, Republicans failed to do this. And on Election Day, potentially thousands of votes were lost because voting machines mysteriously stopped working. Are Republicans really going to sit back and let “mistakes” like that steal their chances? Will they just complain on Twitter about the system being “rigged”?
Or are they going to learn from Whatley and actually mobilize? It’s not about having the most money. It’s not about airing the best ads. In some cases (sadly), it’s not about being the best candidate or having the best track record.
It’s about using everything at your disposal to turn out the vote. Period.
Author: Bo Dogan