The founder of True the Vote, Catherine Engelbrecht, has called on Americans to “steel their resolve” and forge ahead now that the midterm elections are in the rearview mirror.
Engelbrecht, who was recently released from a seven-day stint behind bars without bond along with contractor and election intelligence expert Gregg Phillips, said in a recent statement that Americans should consider the “tsunami” that took place during the midterms.
“I want you to consider, however, that perhaps we did have a tsunami of sorts after all, though it did not look like we expected it to. The wave of passion-filled Americans, voting, serving, seeing firsthand the process failures that increasingly define our elections – it’s a wave of truth that’s washing over millions of Americans willing to stand in defense of their freedoms, regardless of what the ‘establishment’ tries to spin.”
Engelbrecht added that she believed it was the “call of our generation to claw back the deep institutional structures, built up over decades, that are responsible for the erosion of our freedom.”
She also offered a few counterpoints to the mainstream narrative that has attempted to paint the 2022 midterms as a failure for freedom-loving conservative Americans:
- “The Republican Party had been under a consent decree for forty years in which it was not allowed to engage in ballot security activities. The Party was released from the consent decree only in 2018.
- The RNC barely lifted a finger to help some of its candidates get over the finish line.
- The Democrat Party invests heavily in lawfare and attorneys who file election-related lawsuits all year round.
- The Democrat Party still holds raw political machine power in many cities. They have huge patronage armies activist armies, and anarchist armies at their disposal that extend into the courts, the media, social media and corporate America.
- Over the past two years, we were continuously disappointed in the cowardice of state legislatures to exercise their power on a variety of election integrity matters.”
Engelbrecht firmly reminded supporters that while perceived incompetency in the 2022 election was to be expected, this reality was not meant to discourage Americans but rather, to inspire them. “Look at where we are right now, especially compared to where we were two, four and six years ago,” she added. “The efforts of all of us have been nothing short of spectacular.”
She encouraged freedom fighters to get organized and to take the wins from the 2022 midterms and “build on them.”
“More importantly, let’s learn our lessons and steel our resolve to stay engaged,” she concluded. “…Nobody ever said a tsunami was the endgame. It was always the beginning. We have a long way to go, but we are moving forward.”