It is being asserted by the Republican Party that all it is doing is “coming up” to the “monopoly” that the Democratic Party has on poll workers.
In preparation for the midterm elections that will take place in 2022, it was reported on Wednesday by Politico that the Republican Party is ramping up its attempts to increase the number of people elected in the United States who are affiliated with their party.
At the state and local levels, efforts were undertaken to recruit Republican candidates for the positions of poll workers and connect them with attorneys who could represent them if they contested ballots on election day. Critics assert that a significant number of individuals who have expressed interest in working at polling places disagree with the results of the 2020 election, and as a consequence, these individuals should not be trusted with elections.
Nick Penniman, CEO of Issue One, an election watchdog group, told Politico that “this is utterly unique in the history of American elections that a political party would be working at this granular level to build a network together.” As a result, “it appears like the Trump forces are now moving directly at the legal system itself, and that should concern everyone.”
According to the Republican National Committee’s explanation, Republicans are merely playing catch-up to what Democrats have been doing for years.