What’s the most dangerous threat facing Republican candidates in every state in the country next year?
No, not the Democrats. No, not the “woke” social justice warriors. No, not the fake news industrial complex. No, not Big Tech. No, not Big Labor. No, not Hollywood’s limousine liberals.
No, the biggest threat to GOP candidates in ’22 is Republican voter apathy.
And it’s not simple “I just don’t care” apathy. It’s apathy fueled by the fouled-up handling of the 2020 elections.
Too many voters simply don’t believe the 2022 elections will be fair and honest. And in their mind, there’s just no sense in voting because they believe the elections will be rigged and their vote won’t count anyway.
Don’t poo-poo this threat. It’s real. For example…
In the Georgia special elections back in January for the two U.S. Senate seats (that gave majority control to the Democrats), Republican Kelly Loeffler lost by just over 93,000 votes and Republican David Perdue lost by fewer than 55,000 votes…out of almost 4.5 million cast.
However, some 752,000 Georgia voters who voted in last November’s general election did NOT vote in the special elections, including tens of thousands who lived in rural areas that heavily lean GOP.
“What good would it have done to vote?” said 61-year-old Craig Roland. “I don’t know if I’ll ever vote again.”
So the BIG problem for Republicans in 2022 isn’t so much to register new GOP voters. It’s to get those who are already registered, but thoroughly disgusted by the 2020 elections, to show up.
If you’re not feverishly working on solving THAT problem right now, you’re doing it wrong.