President Donald Trump has changed his tune on mail-in voting and called on Republicans to embrace the system ahead of the 2024 election.
Trump released a video where he urged his supporters to use the early voting period, mail-in ballots, and ballot harvesting to “beat the Democrats at their own game.”
The 45th president noted that Democrats are utilizing these methods to make gains in the elections while Republicans shy away while calling for them to be banned.
President @realDonaldTrump: until we can eliminate ballot harvesting, we will become masters at ballot harvesting. We have no choice but to BEAT the Democrats at their own game and we’ll do it legally.
— MAGA War Room (@MAGAIncWarRoom) March 8, 2023
He also made similar remarks in his big speech at CPAC over the weekend.
Trump said: “Until we can eliminate ballot harvesting, we will become masters at ballot harvesting.
“We have no choice … beating the Democrats at their own game.
“The Republicans must compete using every lawful means to win.
“That means swamping the left with mail-in votes, early votes, and Election Day votes.
“With your help, we will master the Democrat’s game of ballot harvesting and we will win back the White House from Joe Biden.
“We have to change our thinking.
“If people like Mark Zuckerberg were funding projects to encourage voting, then Republicans must do the same.
“Where we can’t get rid of drop boxes, we need them in every church.”
He also took some swipes at his rivals while detailing what he would do in a second term:
“At the top of my list, will be the slide into costly and never-ending wars.
“I was also the only president where Russia didn’t take over a country during my tenure.
“’Because I got along with Vladimir Putin very well.
“I said ‘Vladimir, don’t do it, you know you and I are friends, don’t take over any countries, because, you know, Moscow will be hit very hard.’
“We are never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush.
“Illegal immigrants come in and we house them in the Waldorf Astoria.
“But our soldiers, we did nothing for them.
“In 2016 I declared I am your voice.
“Today I add, I am your warrior, I am your justice, and for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution,” he said.