Republican lawyer Harmeet Dhillon is urging the Republican party to adapt in order to win.
Dhillon has been in the news quite a bit lately, as she is challenging Ronna McDaniel for the position of RNC chair.
She makes some excellent points here. The GOP doesn’t need to change its values, but its approach to elections.
She writes at Townhall:
The Republican Party Must Adapt to Win
The election for RNC Chairman on January 27 will be a referendum on two of the Republican Party’s foundational ideals: personal responsibility and accountability. After six years of losses and increasingly alienated voting and donor bases demanding change, our party needs fresh leadership, new vision, and fundamental changes to fulfill our promise to stakeholders.
With over 35 years of service and success in the conservative movement, I’m running for Chair of the RNC because the GOP must change or be relegated to permanent also-ran status. I’m committed to redefining what we count as success – and it isn’t more attempted voter contacts – it’s actually winning elections.
Democrats have out-raised us, out-organized us, out-performed us, and even out-lawyered us, consistently for years. Meanwhile, our base – the voters who knock on doors and write the small-dollar checks, are demoralized. Larger donors we count on to fund major programs have clearly expressed their support for change at the RNC too.
My first priority as RNC Chair will be to earn back the trust of our base through transparency and by applying the kind of fiscal conservatism that was once our hallmark.
This is the key part right here:
As an election lawyer, I understand the critical importance of the legal battle for electoral integrity. Under current leadership, the RNC was caught flat-footed in 2020—and, inexcusably, remained unprepared in 2022. If Democrats are voting for 30 days and Republicans for a day or a week, we have already lost before the ballots are counted.
That is spot on.
When it comes to elections and voting, the parties are not even playing by the same rules anymore.