Trump Dramatically Shifts His 2024 Election Strategy in a Bid for Victory

By: Georgia | Published: Jun 05, 2024

In a striking shift, Donald Trump is now championing mail-in voting and early ballots for the November election through his ‘Swamp the Vote USA’ initiative. 

This marks a stunning reversal from his previous stance, significantly altering his election strategy.

A Massive Call to Action

“Many Republicans like to vote on Election Day and we must swamp the radical Democrats with massive turnout on Tuesday, November 5,” declared Trump. 

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He’s rallying his base to flood the polls with votes, hoping for a sweeping turnout.

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From Paper Ballots to Early Voting

While Trump has traditionally favored voting strictly on Election Day with paper ballots and voter ID, he acknowledges the current laws. 

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A directional sign for a voting location reading "VOTE HERE" with an arrow, set against a suburban background

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“But until then, Republicans must win,” he insists, urging the use of every available tool to triumph over Democrats.

New Tools for Voters

In collaboration with the Republican National Committee, Trump has launched SwampTheVoteUSA.com. 

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This platform encourages supporters to pledge to vote—whether absentee, early, or on Election Day—and facilitates access to mail-in ballots, adapting to varied voting preferences among Republicans.

Trump’s Promise: Safeguarding Every Vote

Trump has pledged to safeguard every voting method, saying, “Whether you vote early, absentee, by mail or in-person we are going to protect the vote.” 

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This commitment is part of his broader effort to ensure the integrity of the voting process according to his campaign’s views.

Battling the 'Big Lie'

The former president continues to stir controversy by perpetuating the baseless claim that he was cheated out of a second term in 2020. 

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“We never want what happened in 2020 to happen again,” he said in a video, hinting at alleged Democratic frauds.

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A Warning to Watch the Polls

“Keep your eyes open because these people want to cheat and they do cheat and frankly it’s the only thing they do well,” Trump said

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He’s firing up his supporters to be vigilant and proactive in monitoring the elections.

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Trump's Strategy to Overcome Cheating

“The way you win is to swamp them, if we swamp them, they can’t cheat, it just doesn’t work out,” Trump explained

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This strategic shift aims to overwhelm any potential fraudulent activities through sheer numbers.

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Reflecting on 2020: The Shift in Ballot Dynamics

Amid COVID-19, 2020 saw a rise in mail-in ballots, which Trump criticized heavily after early results favored him but later swung towards Biden as mail votes were counted. 

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This experience has evidently shaped his new outlook on election tactics.

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Post-Election Claims and Controversies

After the polls closed in 2020, Trump made premature claims of victory and alleged widespread fraud, especially criticizing the counting of mail-in ballots. 

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His infamous comment from the White House illustrated his dismay: “We were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election.”

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A Change Driven by Necessity

Realizing the potential impact of factors like weather on Election Day turnout, Trump now encourages early and mail-in voting, a pragmatic shift from his earlier skepticism. 

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“But if you can’t make it,” he advises, “you need to make a plan, register and vote any way possible.”

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November 5: A Call to Mark History

“We need to get your vote,” Trump emphasizes, proclaiming that November 5 will become “the most important day in the history of our country.” 

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It’s a rallying cry for a historic turnout that he believes will lead to victory.

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