Republican National Chair Ronna McDaniel has called on Democrats to ensure election integrity by demanding an investigation into voter irregularities, especially those where fraud potentially could have taken place.
In an op-ed with the Washington Examiner, McDaniel said the integrity of the election should be nonpartisan.
“Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, we should all demand that any and all instances of fraud and voter irregularities be investigated,” she said.
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, we should all demand that any and all instances of fraud and voter irregularities be investigated. https://t.co/yz1i8t9H5v
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 16, 2020
The Republican spokesperson said there have been thousands of incident reports alleging voter fraud.
“Since Election Day, we have collected more than 400 signed affidavits citing voting irregularities, and more than 12,000 incident reports have been filed. It is clearer than ever that there is a battle to be waged, and for the sake of the integrity of this and future elections, it is a battle we must win,” she said in the op-ed.
McDaniel said she and her party were seeking “to ensure that every lawfully cast vote is counted and that we get the honest and transparent election to which we are all entitled.”
She said, however, that “left-wing media and censors in Silicon Valley” are more interested in getting Trump out of office than ensuring the election was free and fair.
“The inconvenient truth for Democrats is that the left-wing media and censors in Silicon Valley are not the ones who will get to decide the election’s outcome,” she said. “There are very real and open questions about the honesty and transparency of this election that still need to be addressed. The ballot integrity efforts in which the Republican National Committee is engaged in will help us answer them.”
McDaniel also confirmed that the Republican Party had ongoing legal efforts in four states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada.
From the op-ed:
In Georgia, there will now be a hand recount of all ballots, a process that we believe, when concluded, will confirm President Trump carried the Peach State.
In Pennsylvania, we are involved in several lawsuits to ensure that only valid absentee and provisional ballots are counted.
We have filed several lawsuits in Michigan. One of them cites multiple witness accounts of irregularities, incompetence, and unlawful vote-counting. To add insult to injury, we know that in Wayne County, Michigan, where I live, Republican poll watchers were denied their legal right to monitor the election meaningfully and were deliberately kept in the dark, with poll workers blocking windows and pad-locking doors.
“The implications of voter fraud should alarm us all. Every time an illegally cast ballot is counted or a vote is validated that shouldn’t be, it means you are compromising the vote from someone who voted legally,” she concluded. “Regardless of where we fall on the political spectrum, left, right, or center, we should all demand that any and all instances of fraud and voter irregularities be investigated.”