Former President Donald Trump has officially endorsed a plan, created by a man who has self-identified with the Oath Keeper militia, that aims to have Trump supporters consolidate control of the Republican Party. The plan, known as the “precinct strategy,” has been repeatedly promoted on Steve Bannon’s popular podcast.
As ProPublica detailed last year, it has already inspired thousands of people to fill positions at the lowest rung of the party ladder. “Just heard about an incredible effort underway that will strengthen the Republican Party,” Trump said. “If members of our Great movement start getting involved (that means YOU becoming a precinct committeeman for your voting precinct), we can take back our great Country from the ground up.”
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In addition to Steve Bannon & Mike Lindell, this strategy has won support from pro-Trump figures like former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and lawyers Sidney Powell & Lin Wood, who led lawsuits seeking to overturn the 2020 election results.https://t.co/lKqGiCY9jo
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