The DNC has announced an expansion of this successful initiative "to address and overcome efforts across the country to make voting more difficult and burdensome."
As of right now, the GOP is acting as if Donald Trump is the clear 2024 presidential candidate for the party. Things, however, may not be anything near that simple.
Trump is not only and older man with potential health difficulties, there are also plenty of legal challenges for him ahead. And while he is desperate to stay at the head of the party, other prominent Republicans are smelling blood in the water.
Ted Cruz has had a humiliating 2021 so far. His support of Donald Trump‘s big lie helped incite an insurrection in January. He then went on a family vacation to Cancun when his state of Texas was undergoing a severe weather catastrophe.
Last week, a Miami, Florida building collapsed likely killing dozens of residents. The tragedy has created an all hands on deck response. Joe Biden recently offered the state whatever help it needs on a federal level.
It is very common for Vice Presidents to run for higher office later on down the road. And that is most likely the path that Mike Pence will take in 2024. But the presence of Donald Trump will make things quite tricky.
Donald Trump‘s mark on the Republican party is now quite clear. In order to win big among Conservatives, lawmakers feel that they have to replicate Trump’s behavior.
Ron DeSantis has a bit more a pedigree than Trump. The Navy veteran did his undergrad at Yale and has a law degree from Harvard. The Florida governor, though, is more than happy to dumb his rhetoric down.
During his time in the White House, Donald Trump enjoyed huge popularity among Republicans. Sure, it was never the 95 or 96% he claimed, but the former president was able to amass over 74 million votes in 2020.
Donald Trump would very much like to run for president again in 2024. He has a number of hurdles to overcome to get there. He has serious legal issues in both New York and Georgia. He is also a 75 year-old man who isn’t in the greatest physical condition. But if he’s able to clear those hurdles, Trump would be favored to be the 2024 GOP nominee.
There is a fierce debate within GOP ranks about what to do with Donald Trump. The majority of Republican lawmakers seem to be on team Trump, though there is a divide between the house and the senate.
But the decision of whether Trump remains the standard bearer of the party or not will come down to Republican voters. While he received plenty of support in certain regions, he did just lose an election by 7,052,770 votes. He also turns off educated voters and suburban women at alarming rates.
As soon as Donald Trump realized that Joe Biden would be taking his job, he started planning on running again in 2024. And while the Republican party certainly seems to be behind him, there are also some significant hurdles.
Will Hurd should have been a rising star in the GOP. He was one of the few minority Republicans in the House of Representatives and had an impressive background as a former CIA agent.
But unlike many of his fellow Republicans, Hurd was willing to stand up to Donald Trump. He voted against Trump’s government shutdown in 2019 and also voted to condemn the former president for comments he made about “the Squad.”
After Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in 2012, Democrats began to plan for the next election in 2016. They could have not imagined, at that point, that they would be running against a failed businessman and reality TV star.
Joe Biden is known as an especially kind and affable person. And the current President served in the United States senate for decades. Over that time period he made plenty of friends on both sides of the aisle.
Since he left office, every move made by Donald Trump has been calculated. And the former President has a clear goal; stay in control of the Republican party.
Most GOP members have shown that they’re desperate for Trump’s approval. And that’s probably the right move. The former President’s endorsement will go a long way in most red states.
Since the day he left the White House, Donald Trump has been relatively quiet. The Twitter ban, thankfully, has prevented him from easily communicating with his supporters and dissenters.
But there were two recent events that brought Trump out from hiding. The first was the anti-Trump speech given by Mitch McConnell on Saturday. The other was today’s death of Rush Limbaugh.
Donald Trump has been the face of the Republican party for the last 5 years. And if the ex-president gets his way, he will be the face of the GOP for many years to come.
Republicans who don’t want Trump to be a part of party’s future, they do have a chance to stop him. If the 45th president was convicted during his impeachment trial, he would be barred from running for office in the future.
Prior to the insurrection that he helped ignite, Josh Hawley was considered a rising star in the Republican party. And to have a future in today’s GOP is to support Donald Trump.
Hawley made the decision to support Trump’s election fight despite the complete lack of evidence. And when the attack on the US Capitol occurred, many pointed their finger directly at the Missouri senator.
Donald Trump wields an enormous amount of power over the Republican party. The power doesn’t stem from his ability as a politician or his oration abilities. The GOP cedes power to Donald Trump because his supporters are incredibly fervent.
For a few weeks during the 2016 presidential primary, Chris Christie was willing to say that Donald Trump wasn’t qualified to be president. After the former New Jersey governor dropped out of the Republican nomination race, though, he quickly fell behind Trump.
At least one Republican governor is less than enthusiastic about Donald Trump’s reelection bid. Maryland’s Larry Hogan seems to be teasing his own White House run in four years time.
Hogan has clashed with the President over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and his new interview with The New York Times is unlikely to endear him to the President.