The Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a powerful resolution on Monday demanding election security and a “return to excellence in American voting.”
The resolution, which was approved by a unanimous vote, calls for a number of reforms to the voting process, including voter ID laws, signature verification, and paper ballots. It also calls for an end to ballot harvesting and other practices that the RNC says could lead to voter fraud.
The news was tweeted out by the resolution’s sponsor, Tyler Bowyer, who serves as the RNC National Committeeman from Arizona and COO of Turning Point Action (the 501(c)(4) political arm of Turning Point USA).
This is the full text of Bowyer’s tweet:
“I am excited to share the official resolution “A Return to Excellence” was adopted without a single objection at this week’s RNC meeting. Very thankful to the warriors who are fighting on the front lines. This resolution makes it abundantly clear that any Republican aiding democrat election manipulation is not going to be tolerated— and the clear outline of what we do support: — Having an auditable paper trail — Supporting hand count procedures to audit votes — Applauding those who perform hand counts — Supporting precinct polling — Opposing vote centers and demanding geographically defined voting and management — Stopping drop boxes that are only placed in heavily Democrat areas — Preventing further expansion of early voting that makes Election Day tabulation more complicated and delayed — Stopping additional confusion with schemes like ranked choice voting — Requiring IDs and citizenship for voting”
Americans’ confidence in election integrity is on the decline, according to a 2022 CNN poll, while Gallup reported in November of that same year that there was a growing “deep partisan divide” about the security of our systems. “Republicans’ confidence in voting integrity dropped to a new low of 44%, while Democrats’ confidence remained high, slightly higher (76%) than in the previous election year,” they wrote.
In other words, Republicans feel like the game is rigged.
Thank you, Tyler, for leading this resolution effort, one of several outstanding ones this meeting. https://t.co/bSaIZj9kEY
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) August 26, 2023