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Progressives Strategize Ways to Maximize Democrat Votes in 2024 Election

By Ben Weingarten for RealClearInvestigations

Progressives are taking advantage of legal loopholes and the federal government’s power to increase Democrat votes in the upcoming 2024 election, as discovered by RealClearInvestigations. These strategies include voter registration and mobilization campaigns led by supposedly nonpartisan charities that target Democrats using demographic data, as well as the Biden administration’s directive to federal agencies to expand citizens’ voting opportunities.

A wide array of entities, mostly focusing on democracy, with ties to the Democratic Party, are operating as charities and receiving funding from major liberal dark money sources. These organizations are involved in a massive campaign to register voters, provide them with ballots, and harvest the votes needed to defeat Donald Trump.

These efforts, supported by the federal government, echo the actions described by Time magazine in the 2020 election as a well-funded cabal of people across industries and ideologies conspiring to sway the election outcome in favor of Democrats. Heading into the 2024 election, there is a blatant assault on President Trump and his supporters at every level of government and with the backing of major institutions.

In contrast, the Republican Party lacks a similar coordinated effort on their side. The GOP’s turnout and messaging strategies are focused on encouraging early and absentee voting and ballot-harvesting, practices implemented during the pandemic that some blame for Trump’s defeat in 2020. However, the party is also challenging laws in blue states that facilitated these practices. Trump’s warnings of a potentially rigged election in 2024 further complicate the party’s position.

The use of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations for voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives is an essential tactic for Democrats. These groups attract donations from wealthy individuals, who can contribute without limits and receive tax breaks, as well as private foundations that are barred from partisan activities. Critics argue that left-leaning charities are exploiting these laws to mobilize Democratic-leaning demographics under the guise of nonpartisanship.

For example, during the 2020 election, the Voter Participation Center targeted young people, people of color, and unmarried women in swing states to boost voter turnout. Similarly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg channeled $400 million through progressive nonprofits to election offices, disproportionately benefiting Biden in key battleground states.

With the rise of so-called “Bidenbucks,” federal agencies are now engaging in voter registration and mobilization efforts, particularly targeting people of color, with assistance from ostensibly nonpartisan nonprofits. President Biden’s executive order from March 2021 directs federal agencies to collaborate with these groups to expand voting opportunities for underserved communities.

Meanwhile, progressive groups are also active in litigation, with more than 70 lawsuits challenging election laws, such as voter ID requirements, in swing states. The Justice Department, under Attorney General Merrick Garland, is pushing back against state efforts to restrict access to the ballot, such as mail-in voting and voter ID requirements.

Democrats continue to receive support from major liberal dark money groups and private foundations, raising concerns about the politicization of the election process and potential fraud. The GOP, on the other hand, faces challenges in developing a cohesive strategy to counter these efforts and maintain election integrity.

As the 2024 election approaches, the battle over voter registration, mobilization, and election laws is intensifying, with both parties vying for an advantage in an increasingly polarized political environment.