President Donald Trump is fighting fire with fire in a new campaign fundraiser email, announcing a ballot harvesting fund that will take aim at how Democrats wield the election system to their advantage.
“The radical Democrats have used ballot harvesting to cancel out YOUR vote and walk away with elections that they NEVER should have won,” the email stated. “But I’m doing something HUGE to fight back. Our presidential campaign will launch our own BALLOT HARVESTING FUND in the states where the Left has been cheating the system.”
Ballot harvesting is the practice of third parties collecting ballots from registered voters, and it is perfectly legal in some states. For example, ballot harvesting is legal in Nevada and California, but it is illegal in Pennsylvania, reported CBS.
According to the Wall Street Journal, around 60 percent of Democrats nationwide voted by mail in the 2020 presidential elections, while only 30 percent of Republicans voted by mail.
In November 2022, Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Church in Thousand Oaks, California, told Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk that his church had chosen to ballot harvest during the midterm elections.
“I was skeptical when Rob told me he was gonna do it,” Kirk said, per Human Events. “Honestly I was wrong. It’s illuminating and eye-opening. It’s how you could flip a county, flip a district, flip the state. If they’re going to do it, it’s time for us to do it.”
Per Human Events, McCoy said they harvested just under 1,000 ballots from his church.
“The radical Left knows they could never win a FAIR election on the issues,” Trump’s email continued “…So, instead of running on the issues, Democrats try to BUY, RIG, and LIE their way into power.”
The statement concluded, “Our path forward is to MASTER the Democrats’ own game of harvesting ballots in every state we can. But that also means we need to start laying the foundation for victory RIGHT NOW.”