Lara Trump promises legal ballot harvesting to be part of new RNC strategy

Newly-elected Republican National Committee co-chair Lara Trump said it is time for the RNC to up its game and compete with more strategy against the Democrats.

“We’ve been playing checkers, and the Democrats have been playing chess,” Trump told the Washington Examiner. 

Trump was elected on Friday to replace Drew McKissick. Michael Whatley, the former chairman of the North Carolina GOP, replaced outgoing RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel. 

Lara Trump, the newly elected Republican National Committee co-chair, right, and newly elected Chairman Michael Whatley, greet attendees as they crowd the podium after the general session of the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting Friday, March 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

“Unfortunately, we don’t have one day of voting, we don’t have paper ballots, we don’t have voter ID everywhere. So we have to play the hand that we’re dealt,” Trump said, noting the importance of early voting and mail-in voting where possible. “That way, we have votes banked as we head into Election Day, and we’re not playing catch up on Nov. 5 with the Democrats.”

“We need to be doing legal ballot harvesting — something that has never been done by the RNC, but I can promise you will be a huge part of what we’re planning to do,” she added. “And then come Election Day, and you’ll see that, I think, it’s not just about having poll watchers. It’s about having trained poll watchers and lawyers at locations around the country as necessary. And these are people who will be trained and able to physically count how many ballots are coming in. And how many ballots are going out.”

Trump said her goal is to “have people’s trust restored in our electoral process.” 

She also promised to increase fundraising, noting how the RNC is playing catch-up to the Democrats in this area.

“Truthfully, people have felt like they don’t know if/when they donate their money to the RNC, it will ultimately go to the causes that they care about,” Trump said. “I hope to be there as someone who will ensure that, indeed, every single dollar donated goes to making sure we win on Election Day — at the top of the ballot and down the ballot.”

Trump recently launched a new children’s book, The Never-Give-Up Pup, which stresses the importance of a strong work ethic. 

Former First-Daughter-in-law Lara Trump has released a new children’s book, “The Never-Give-Up Pup,” addressing the dangers of poor
work ethic in place of hard work and sweat equity. (Photo provided by BRAVE Books)

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As the wife of Eric Trump and daughter-in-law of the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee and former President Donald Trump, she called the timing of the book’s publishing “divine.”

“Never giving up is such a, I mean, it’s almost a platform for my father-in-law at this point,” she said. “It’s really instilled in who he is, and it’s in his character. I never imagined that [the book] would so closely resemble, you know, his path and the path of this book. But it really is, it’s amazing and the only thing I can say is sometimes it is all about divine timing.”

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