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‘Swamp Them with Votes’: Trump Unleashes Biggest Absentee Ballot Plan Yet

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Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump made a significant shift in his stance on early voting, initiating a campaign to motivate Republican voters to participate in early voting before Election Day.

Swamp The Vote USA

Trump revealed the launch of “Swamp The Vote USA” in collaboration with Trump Force 47, the Republican National Committee’s grassroots campaign targeting key states and districts “to promote the use of absentee and mail ballots and early in-person voting.”

Must win

“Republicans must win and we will use every appropriate tool to beat the Democrats because they are destroying our country,” Trump said in a press release.

Protect the vote

“Whether you vote absentee, by mail, early in-person or on election day, we are going to protect the vote. We make sure your ballot is secure and your voice is heard.”

Radical Democrats

“We must swamp the radical Democrats with massive turnout,” the presumptive Republican nominee said. “The way to win is to swamp them, if we swamp them with votes they can’t cheat. You need to make a plan, register, and vote any way possible. We have got to get your vote.”


For a considerable period, Trump has expressed doubt regarding the validity of early voting, absentee ballots, and mail-in voting. He vehemently opposed these methods during the 2020 election and in the subsequent months, attributing election fraud and his defeat in the last presidential election to these ballots.

Totally corrupt

As recently as three months ago, Trump continued to criticize mail-in voting, labeling it as “totally corrupt” during a rally in Michigan attended by his supporters.

Evolving viewpoint

The announcement made on Tuesday reflects Trump’s evolving viewpoint. In April, he made a sudden shift in his communication style, expressing his thoughts in a post on Truth Social: “ABSENTEE VOTING, EARLY VOTING, AND ELECTION DAY VOTING ARE ALL GOOD OPTIONS. REPUBLICANS MUST MAKE A PLAN, REGISTER, AND VOTE!”


Primarily influenced by Trump’s skepticism towards these voting methods, Democrats have gained a significant edge over the GOP in early and mail-in voting. This trend aligns with the changing voter preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a larger portion of the electorate opting for early voting.

Early voting

Census data indicates that 69% of voters either cast their ballots by mail or through early voting in the 2020 election.

Republican voters

However, dedicating resources to early voting initiatives could prove beneficial for Republicans. Recent voting data from Virginia revealed that Governor Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to encourage Republican voters to participate in early voting during the state’s off-year election may have contributed to GOP success in competitive races.


In the analysis by the Virginia Public Access Project, Republicans outperformed their statewide average in nine out of twelve districts classified as highly competitive based on their partisan lean, including seven House districts and four Senate districts.

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