House Democrats on Friday amplified their pressure on the national Republican Party to come clean with its ties to operatives accused of election fraud.
Republicans for years have warned that voting fraud is frequent and Democrats are benefiting from it, but recent fraud allegations against GOP operatives in Florida and Virginia have undermined at least the second half of that argument.
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (Texas), senior Democrat on the House Administration Committee’s subpanel on elections, hasn’t overlooked the recent episodes, calling Friday for the Republican National Committee (RNC) to “give prosecutors and police the facts so they can properly investigate these allegations and bring all appropriate charges.
“We know of hundreds of suspicious registration forms. We know of attempts to destroy legitimate registration forms. We do not know how many other misdeeds remain to be discovered,” he added. “The Republican National Committee needs to act and to do so promptly.”
It’s worth noting that all of this fraud Republicans are connected with would not be stopped by their voter ID laws and voter roll purges. In other words, their voter supression laws are carefully designed not to interfere with their own election fraud efforts.