“Our party needs to modernize. We’re fighting against Big Tech, the media, and now, the Democrats’ GOTV early voting machine”
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is launching a new board to look at the outcome of the 2022 midterms.
Although Republicans took control of the House, Republican voters are disappointed with the outcome in the Senate and in a handful of governor races.
RNC commissions ‘review’ of party tactics after disappointing midterm
The Republican National Committee is launching a review of the party’s performance in the midterm election and bringing on a team of outside advisers to help guide strategy, as the GOP reckons with its disappointing performance in the election.
The RNC is tapping nearly a dozen people to serve in what it’s calling a “Republican Party Advisory Council” – a group that includes former Donald Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, evangelical leader Tony Perkins and a pair of Senate candidates who ran this year.
Separately, the committee is starting what senior Republicans are describing as a “review” of the party’s mechanics during the midterms, which is being led by RNC members. The RNC is expected to publish the findings sometime during the first half of 2023.
Republican officials say they are moving to address broader concerns confronting the GOP in the wake of the midterms, when the party underperformed expectations in a political environment many felt was to their advantage.
Blake Masters, who lost his Arizona Senate race, will be on the panel and offered these remarks:
“Our party needs to modernize. We’re fighting against Big Tech, the media, and now, the Democrats’ GOTV early voting machine,” Masters said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Ronna to make sure the party effectively supports our candidates and wins big in 2024.”
I would argue that early and mail-in voting are the most significant issues that must be addressed. The GOP thinks it can still rely on turnout on election day when that is clearly no longer the case.
Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist talked about this issue days after the elections.
GOP needs to fight fire with fire, no more “but voting should be one day!”You play the game with the rules that exist, not the ones you wish. We need massive shift in focus to early voting and yes, mail in where it’s already the law. @MZHemingway gets it
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) November 11, 2022
Newsmax notes that Lee Zeldin is still considering a challenge to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel:
Meanwhile, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said he is “very seriously considering” calls for him to mount a challenge against McDaniel.
“It is time for our party to retool, transform, win back the presidency in 2024, expand our number of Republican held seats in Congress, and elect the maximum number of down ballot races across the country,” Zeldin wrote in a letter to the RNC. “The Republican Party needs to be all in to do everything in its power to save America.”
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