Trump's 2020 amendment puts him at odds with some of his biggest supporters

Anger over elections has shaken local GOP chapters in concrete ways this year. Now, some see news such as inflation and education


Former President Donald Trump's false allegations of rigged elections have provoked anger among Republicans who are flocking to GOP constituencies at the local level in hopes of playing a key role in the upcoming elections.

Now, some of the leaders of those elite costumes say they and their members have already flipped the page - as Trump himself has made it clear he wants the issue to focus on upcoming competitions.

"People here are turning to the future," Hai Cao, a member of the Gwinnett County GOP in Georgia, told the interview.

Fellow members of the Republican faction "do not sit and talk" in 2020, he added, because "we will soon lose the opportunity for future development - victory."

Cao is not alone in his thinking. In talks with more than a dozen GOP local officials at four key presidential battlefields, most indicated they had withdrawn from the 2020 talks, which is a significant change for some of Trump's most powerful defenders during his second trial and in his first year out. of the office.

The desire to put last year's election in the back burner shows that at least among the Republicans, new issues have begun to take precedence. Republicans have intensified attacks on President Joe Biden and other Democrats ahead of the mid-2022 era, particularly over rising prices, the withdrawal of US military intervention in Afghanistan, vaccination authority and education. And while Trump is still popular, the new GOP stats against those wars are attracting more attention and attention.

Michele Woodhouse, chairman of the Republican Party in North Carolina's 11th constituency, which includes 17 states in the western part of the state, said he began to see a change in what was fueling excitement in late August, when Biden began withdrawing from Afghanistan.

Woodhouse said earlier this year, anger over Trump's disappearance was driving a new level of participation at the local GOP level. Not so long ago.

"There has been a revolt to say that Biden's policies are hurting us badly," said Woodhouse, who is seeking a seat in the US House of Representatives in North Carolina recently pulled out of the 14th DRM District. “And it has been a thrill driven by problems. I think the problems keep it going. ”

The political count of leaders like Woodhouse is straightforward, because they want to use force on issues such as inflation and epidemic policy to help get voters out of time, elections without Trump in elections. It is not the same as the sentiments expressed by national party leaders, who say they prefer to focus on Biden, his administration and the Democratic Alliance-led Congress as they work to restore power in Washington.

The figures were bolstered by Glenn Youngkin 's plan to elect a successor in Virginia and a near-loss for Republicans in the New Jersey governor's race. Youngkin, while not accepting or denying Trump, focuses on education and parental involvement in schools, which seems to affect GOP voters, as well as economic concerns.

Earlier this year, electoral anger rocked the GOP regional chapters in concrete ways. Branches across the country have filed a lawsuit against any Republican candidate who abuses Trump, especially members of Congress who voted to charge him or her for his role in the January 6 massacre at the US Capitol, where a crowd of supporters of Trump's supporters

Local GOP groups have seen a significant increase in membership of former aspirants - filling lower-level positions performing key election-related functions - following a call from former Trump chief Steve Bannon, according to a ProPublica report published in September.

At the time, Lou Capozzi, chairman of the GOP chapter in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, which had significantly increased the number of volunteers in the party's by-elections, told ProPublica: “Who knows what really happened on Election Day?

In a recent interview with NBC News, Capozzi said: "I think a lot of people left last year."

"We still have the best system in the world," he said. “And I think that, when it comes to the Republicans, I think they are simply repeating their efforts to make a difference and to try to get the Republicans elected. In my opinion, I think that more people are turning the page. ”

In Gwinnett County, GOP local chairman Sammy Baker heard a similar song.

"So we still have a few who are still upset" in the 2020 vote, said Baker, whose regional party has rejected accusations leveled against Republican government Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger earlier this year. "But for the most part, we turn the corner."

An important part of the right is to continue claiming in 2020. In Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Republicans are battling each other in court to advance an election campaign for more than a year after voting. Nineteen states have enacted annual election laws that Democrats and Voting Specialists say make it difficult to vote and sometimes make it easier to cancel elections. Voting also found that about two-thirds of the Republicans believe the election was rigged, although no evidence has been presented to substantiate the claims.

But there are also clear boundaries. Some people in the Republic of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin and Georgia - the hurricane-defeated provinces that Biden is focused on - have relegated to the wrong attempts to re-examine the 2020 vote, which has fallen or failed to deliver. many places.