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Lara Trump Vows Largest-Ever Legal 'Ballot Harvesting' Operation If Elected RNC Co-Chair

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Janice Hisle

Ms. Trump says she is ready to take on that challenge if she becomes co-chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), as President Trump has recommended.

In an exclusive interview with The Epoch Times before a Feb. 21 campaign stop, Ms. Trump declared: "We need to have the biggest legal ballot harvesting operation this country has ever seen."

Ballot harvesting, which is legal in many states, allows people to deliver other voters' absentee or mail-in ballots to election officials. Some fear this practice facilitates election fraud. Republicans have long frowned upon it; Democrats have taken advantage of it. "Whether or not they [Democrats] do it legally, that's up for discussion," Ms. Trump said.

In any case, Ms. Trump says it's time for Republicans to start "attacking the game differently."

Ms. Trump's remarks to The Epoch Times, and later, to supporters, provided new insights about her vision for a revamped and reinvigorated RNC.

"It feels, for a long time, like the Democrats have been playing chess and we've been playing checkers," she said. Her goal is for the Republican Party "to be the opposite, to be steps ahead of them, and on our toes, and ahead of the game, and facing forward the whole time."

Ms. Trump, the wife of President Trump's son, Eric, also advocates two other efforts that she says would be unprecedented.

Republicans need to be urged to vote early, not just on election day, as they typically have preferred, she said. She also wants to see the RNC's program for training poll watchers expanded nationwide.

"They don't just stand in the background and kind of keep an eye out and look around for things," Ms. Trump said. "They physically can count how many ballots are coming in, and how many ballots are going out."