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Republicans Must Outvote Democrats by 5% to Ensure Election Can’t Be Stolen Again: Newt Gingrich

Republicans Must Outvote Democrats by 5 Percent to Ensure Election ‘Can’t Be Stolen’: Newt Gingrich


‘To beat Donald Trump, these folks are going to vote early, they’re going to vote often, they’re going to cheat. They’re going to do everything they can.’



February 20, 2024 (Updated): Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has suggested that to win the presidential election in November amidst concerns over voter fraud, Republicans need to outvote Democrats by a significant margin.


During an interview with Fox News on Feb. 19, Mr. Gingrich expressed his concerns over election integrity and recommended measures for the GOP to overcome the issue in order to secure a win in the 2024 White House race.

“Everybody who wants an honest election should know that in the long run, we need the French model. Everybody votes on the same day. Everybody has a photo ID, everybody’s accounted as a person,” Mr. Gingrich said. “But until we get to that, if Republicans want to win this year, under the rules that exist this year, they need to outvote the Democrats by about 5 percent, which is a margin big enough that it can’t be stolen.”

Mr. Gingrich warned that Democrats would try every approach possible to win the 2024 White House race and consider this a “life and death” issue, saying, “To beat Donald Trump, these folks are going to vote early, they’re going to vote often, they’re going to cheat. They’re going to do everything they can.”


According to the latest RealClearPolitics polling average, former President Donald Trump takes a narrow lead of 1 percent with 44.9 percent support, compared to President Joe Biden’s 43.8 percent for the general election in November.


In the interview, the former House speaker said he was disappointed with the Republican National Committee for the setback in last week’s New York special election, where Democrats won a seat previously held by ousted Republican Rep. George Santos.


Mr. Gingrich encouraged Republicans to implement necessary measures, calling it a “real fight.” “Republicans need to understand they need lawyers who were as tough, as ruthless, as aggressive. And they need to get into the fight,” Mr. Gingrich said.

“They need to have everybody they can get to vote very early, so they can focus on the late voters and get them out. And they need to have the largest possible number of volunteers in Philadelphia, in Milwaukee, in Chicago, across the country, trying to stop voter theft,” he added.


Election Integrity Concerns


In a new study about voter fraud, the Heartland Institute study concluded that if the 2020 election “had been conducted like every national election has been over the past two centuries, wherein the vast majority of voters cast ballots in-person rather than by mail, Donald Trump would have almost certainly been re-elected.”


Meanwhile, a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 36 percent of American voters now believe 'President' Joe Biden wasn’t legitimately elected in the 2020 presidential election.



Last month, Honest Elections Project (HEP) released a report that laid out more than a dozen “critical reforms” that it asserts states must implement before the 2024 election to “secure voter integrity.”


With a demand for “honest rules for honest elections” and a list of fourteen key points that states should tackle, the report concludes that states should ban ranked-choice voting, prevent alleged monetary influence over the election, outlaw non-citizen voting, consolidate election dates, require voter ID for every ballot, and protect vulnerable mail ballots.


A recent survey from the Pew Research Center revealed that a solid majority of Americans support the use of voter ID and paper ballot backups as measures to ensure election integrity, yet they remain divided along party lines over the issue of voting by mail. The survey found that 84 percent of Democrats believe voting by mail should be available to all voters, while 28 percent of Republicans favor this requirement. On a national average, 57 percent of respondents support this proposal.


In a study about election integrity from 2021-2021, conducted in 2022, the United States was ranked at the lowest position among liberal democracies, securing the 75th spot out of 170 countries. In the Americas, the United States was positioned 15th out of 29, trailing behind countries such as Brazil, Costa Rica, and Trinidad & Tobago. Notably, Taiwan emerged as the leading country in Asia, while Finland claimed the top spot in Europe.



Savannah Hulsey Pointer contributed to this report. 


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