NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRepublican Party sending mailer labeled census ahead of official formsTrump campaign, pro-Trump groups raise over million in JanuaryMan arrested in possible targeting of Trump volunteersMORE said on Thursday that she plans on being “litigious” in response to the national popular vote movement.
“I think it is devastating to our country to get rid of the electoral vote. This is what the founders intended for every state to have representation,” McDaniel told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference during a panel with Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Sanders top target at CPACBloomberg campaign manager says they have considered naming running mate during primariesThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump on US coronavirus risks: ‘We’re very, very ready for this’MORE (R-Texas).
“Stay tuned because the RNC is not going to let this go, and there’s something coming,” she added.
“Let me just say, I have an intention to be the most litigious chair in history,” McDaniel said. “I think what Democrats have done systematically to take away our rights to rig the election system, and this, to take away our votes, our Electoral College votes, and have California and New York dictate who the next president of the United States.”
Cruz said that the push would “probably” be unconstitutional.
McDaniel’s comments come as leaders of the group Conservatives for Yes on National Popular Vote look to inform other conservatives about the movement at the conference.
Many conservatives are skeptical of the popular vote, given that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to start new podcastCentrist Democrats insist Sanders would need delegate majority to winPresident Trump is weak against Bernie Sanders in foreign affairsMORE won the popular vote in 2016, while President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South CarolinaCongress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirusSanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE won the Electoral College.
However, the movement’s leaders say that this agreement would not abolish the Electoral College. The electoral system would still be used, but the electors would be distributed based on the national popular vote instead of the states popular vote in the winner-take-all method.