Repost from The Virginia Star.
In the year 2022 alone, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has filed 73 different lawsuits in 20 different states, alleging various violations of election procedure and resulting in several key victories, with two weeks to go before the midterms.
As reported by Fox News, the lawsuits focus on such matters as the counting of ballots that are either undated or mismarked, as well as the rights of poll watchers to directly observe the counting of ballots. The large-scale legal action by the RNC comes after widespread accusations of voter fraud in the 2020 election cycle, which many believe was enough to swing the results away from President Donald J. Trump and in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel described the 2022 election cycle as the “most litigious” in modern history, with many of the lawsuits directly targeting Democratic secretaries of state and other election officials who unilaterally changed their states’ election procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. These changes, which included expanded access to mail-in voting, ballot-harvesting by third parties, longer early voting periods, and the implementation of ballot drop boxes, all led to practices that are more susceptible to voter fraud.
RNC spokesman Gates McGavick described the lawsuits as the result of a “multimillion-dollar investment into building an election integrity operations infrastructure that draws on its legal, political, data and communications resources.”