The Hill reported that on February 17, the National Committee of the Republican Party (RNC) announced the establishment of a Commission on Electoral Integrity, aiming to ensure “transparency of elections” Future.
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Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel (Image: Getty Images)
The RNC notes that the committee is chaired by Florida Republican President Joe Gruters and that Ashley MacLeay, a national leader from the District of Columbia, is co-chaired. The committee as a whole will be comprised of 12 male and 12 female members from 21 different states with the District of Columbia.
The creation of this committee comes as Republicans in various states are seeking to withdraw the expansion of absentee ballot and mail-based voting that was underway during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Electoral integrity is one of the most important issues we face as a Party. [chính trị] and as a nation. What we saw in the last election – states dropped important protections, ditched proper legislative processes and changed election laws at the last minute – caused difficulties and lead to chaos and uncertainty for our spiritual democratic progress, ” Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.
“As RNC Chairman, I will not sit still and the Party will respond,” she continued. “The RNC will play an important role in restoring confidence in our elections, promoting election integrity, and proposing best practices to ensure that elections future posts will be free, fair and transparent. ”
On Wednesday (February 17), Republican State Leadership Committee (The Republican State Leadership Committee – RSLC) also informed about the establishment of one “The committee aims to restore the American people ‘s confidence in the integrity of free and fair elections”.
The committee will convene top policymakers to discuss electoral reform, as the RSLC believes confidence in the November election has been severely impaired.
The committee’s co-chair was Alabama State Interior Minister John Merrill, adding that, “The increasing participation of voters in this country will require a profound change to restore public confidence in our elections, and we need to make the necessary reforms. to regain confidence in this Process. While there is no universal solution for everything, every state in the country should embark on evaluating and improving their election laws. ”