Donald Trump may not be in the White House at the moment, but there is no denying that he is still one of the most influential Republicans in the entire country.
Trump is almost certainly going to be running for President again in 2024. He has hinted at just such a move from the moment he left office. Perhaps the only thing he’s alluded to more are his beliefs regarding the “rigging” of the 2020 election.
Now, with a couple of extremely important electoral contests coming up, Trump is taking a stand, and he’s threatening the GOP with a guaranteed pair of defeats if they don’t wise up.
Former President Donald Trump appeared to suggest on Wednesday that Republican voters would boycott future elections unless the alleged voter fraud of the 2020 election is resolved.
“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting ’22 or ’24,” he said. “It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”
And while the idea may sound outlandish on its face, there is some precedent for this sort of backhanded protest.
Leading up to the Georgia senate election earlier this year, President Trump strongly pushed the voter fraud angle, which possibly led to Republicans staying home on election day, contributing to Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-GA) and Sen. Jon Ossoff’s (D-GA) victories.
President Trump has long suggested that major voter fraud incidents occurred during the 2020 election, tipping the vote in Joe Biden’s favor. Thus far, he has had no luck in bringing the case to court, despite repeated efforts by Rudy Giuliani and the rest of his legal team.