Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Not-Romney McDaniel on Wednesday hailed the launch of “Bank Your Vote,” an all-too insider-y named effort to talk MAGA voters out of their bone-deep distrust of early and/or mail-in balloting which cost the party dearly in 2020 and 2022.
“To beat Joe Biden and the Democrats in 2024, we must ensure that Republicans bank as many votes as possible before Election Day. Because of the efforts to Protect Your Vote in 2022, grassroots Republicans like you should feel comfortable Banking Your Vote in 2024. The Bank Your Vote initiative encourages GOP voters (like YOU!) to get your vote in and make absolutely sure that your voice is heard in the critical 2024 elections,” wrote the RNC’s marketing department in the launch announcement without actually offering any examples of how the party worked to “Protect Your Vote” last year and ignoring that assholes like Kari Lake are still carrying on with “fraud” claims.
“In all 50 states, your Republican Party will be working hard to get our voters to vote by mail or early in-person, and ballot harvest where permitted. We can’t do it without you though – so share this site with family and friends to make sure they bank their vote, too!” the announcement continued.
It’s not clear yet how this effort will be received by the few Republican voters who actually see it, but judging by the Gateway Pundit’s reaction to Ronna pitching the same last year on Steve Bannon’s show, probably not very well. The other problem here likely lies with the use of the word “Bank.” Like we said it’s already too technical and “establishment” insider jargon-y, as if Ronna assumes every Republican voter reads the Cook Political Report regularly. Then there’s also that, while it’s not quite as prevalently dirty as “harvesting” (which she also uses here) in the minds of MAGA Nation, “bank” already carries some negative connotation in this context. So best of luck to Ronna and her official “Bank Your Vote” ambassadors Byron Donalds and Bill Hagerty.