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RNC files over 70 lawsuits to challenge states on election rules

The Republican National Committee has filed greater than 70 lawsuits over election integrity this cycle, taking a extra aggressive authorized posture than in earlier elections.

The challenges largely take care of how ballot watchers function at voting websites or how states ought to depend absentee ballots, in accordance to a Fox News breakdown of the fits.

The RNC is reportedly spending thousands and thousands on the hassle after widespread grumbles within the GOP about how states loosened rules in the course of the pandemic in 2020 to permit extra poll drop bins and mail-in voting.

Former President Donald Trump continues to say the election was stolen from him, although being unable to substantiate his claims in court docket.

The RNC is discovering some success. A New York court docket struck down a regulation that may have added 900,000 noncitizens to the voter rolls.

The RNC additionally compelled Nevada and Arizona to provide poll-worker information to guarantee each events are equally represented at voting websites, and it’s difficult a Pennsylvania determination to depend undated absentee ballots.

In addition, a court docket discovered that Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson up to date an election handbook to impose new rules on ballot watchers with out going by the proper course of.

The RNC advised Fox that “aggressive pre-election litigation efforts in many states have been successful in ensuring the rules of the road are clear ahead of time.” It additionally stated the hassle will position the GOP to contest any shut races after Election Day.

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