Republican National Committee: RNC Notches a Win in Florida Voting Reform Legal Battle


Republican National Committee

RNC Notches a Win in Florida Voting Reform Legal Battle

Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]

In case you missed it, the RNC notched a huge win defending Florida’s election integrity bill, SB 90.

The RNC has intervened in four lawsuits challenging numerous provisions of SB 90, which created important election integrity safeguards like limiting ballot harvesting. A recent attempt by left-wing groups to overturn SB 90 and allow ballot harvesting was denied by the court for lack of standing. Their request for amendment was also denied, effectively removing the ballot harvesting claim from the case. This ruling marks a big victory for the RNC’s efforts to defend election integrity by prohibiting ballot harvesting.

Read more here.

“The RNC is committed to making it easier to vote and harder to cheat in Florida and across the country. A Florida court’s decision to dismiss the plaintiff’s ballot harvesting claim is a big initial win for Florida voters and the RNC in our fight to ensure fair, secure and transparent elections.” – RNC Spokeswoman Julia Friedland

Julia Friedland

Florida Comms Director

Republican National Committee

[email protected]


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RNC Election Integrity Update – November 10, 2021


RNC Election Integrity Update

November 10, 2021

State Legislation Highlights

States Legislatures sine die: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho (Senate), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 

States in Regular Session throughout the year: Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania

States in Special Session: Alabama, Alaska


Governor Whitmer vetoed three election-related bills: HB5007SB303 and SB304SB303 would have required a voter to present a photo ID in order to vote or be given a provisional ballot. SB304 would have required county election offices to provide notice if a voter needed to cure their ballot, would have allowed a voter to cure their provisional ballot within six days after the election, and would have prohibited the tabulation of the provisional ballot unless there was a valid voter registration. HB5007 would have eliminated the fees for getting or renewing an official state personal ID card.

State Litigation Highlights


The Alaska Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the new ranked-choice election system in the state. The voting system places all candidates, regardless of party, on the same ballot, and the four winners of that primary advance to the general election, where the candidates are ranked in order of preference, with the person receiving a majority of first-choice ballots being declared the winner or, if no candidate receives a majority of first-choice ballots, the person with the fewest first-choice ballots will be eliminated, and the process will repeat until a winner is chosen. The case, which was filed by a Republican attorney representing himself, a Libertarian candidate, and the Alaskan Independence Party, argues that this system is unconstitutional under the US and Alaskan Constitutions as it restricts political parties and therefore the constitutional right of free association. A lower court upheld the voting system, and now, on appeal, the Alaska Supreme Court will determine its legality, with oral argument scheduled for January 18th.   


A lawsuit, Mi Familia Vota et al v. Hobbs et al., was filed in AZ challenging SB1485, which removes voters from the permanent mail ballot list if a voter does not vote by mail in two straight election cycles and SB1003, which requires voters to “cure” signature-less ballots by 7PM on election day. The RNC and the NRSC have been granted intervention to defend the laws. 


The RNC and NRSC were granted intervention in all four lawsuits challenging provisions of SB90. Judge Walker entered orders granting in part and denying in part defendants’ motions to dismiss. The court dismissed some of the claims from some of the defendants; however, none of the claims were dismissed in their entirety.

Last week, Judge Walker denied the League Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File a Second Amended Complaint to add Dave Aronberg, Palm Beach State Attorney as a Defendant. The Plaintiffs were attempting to amend their complaint after their ballot harvesting claim had been dismissed for lack of standing because the Plaintiffs’ asserted injuries were not traceable back to any of the named Defendants in the lawsuit. The RNC and NRSC joined in with the Secretary of State and Attorney General in opposing the League Plaintiffs’ Motion.


The RNC, NRSC, NRCC, and GA GOP were granted intervention in eight lawsuits challenging provisions of SB202, including the Department of Justice lawsuit against the state. The RNC, NRSC, and GA GOP have moved to intervene in a ninth lawsuit challenging provisions of SB202.


The RNC, Iowa GOP, NRCC, and NRSC were granted intervention to defend against the lawsuit challenging provisions of SF413 and SF568.


The RNC filed an amicus brief in an important lawsuit filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (“PILF”) regarding voter registration list integrity. The case deals with potentially over 100,000 noncitizens that were registered to vote in Pennsylvania.

  • In September 2017, Al Schmidt, a Philadelphia City Commissioner, revealed that a so-called “glitch” allowed noncitizens to register to vote when applying or renewing their driver’s licenses through the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles.  
  • The Department of State has refused to disclose pertinent records regarding the so-called “glitch” that allowed noncitizens to register to vote.
  • PILF, pursuant to the public records inspection provision of the National Voter Registration Act, filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania demanding transparency and the disclosure of records regarding the so-call “glitch”.

In July, a member of the Bradford County Board of Election filed a lawsuit against the State of Pennsylvania challenging Act 77, which made sweeping changes to PA’s Election law including allowing no excuse vote by mail. The lawsuit argues that Act 77 violates the PA Constitution. In October, the DNC and multiple Republican groups were granted intervention.


Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas and the Texas Secretary of State challenging certain provisions in the recently enacted election integrity bill SB1. The DOJ is claiming that the law violates Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act and Section 101 of the Civil Rights Act.


The RNC sued the cities of Montpelier and Winooski over their new town charters that allow noncitizens to vote in their municipal elections. The suit also raises important concerns about how the laws will be implemented and whether non-citizens will end up on the same voter registration lists used for state-level and federal elections. The RNC is joined in the suit by the Vermont Republican Party and several concerned Vermont voters.

  • In May, the town charters were approved by Vermont’s Democrat state Senate.
  • In June, Vermont’s Republican Governor vetoed the legislation.
  • That same month, the legislature overrode the Governor’s veto. 

RNC Chairwoman McDaniel wrote an op-ed about the lawsuit in Breitbart and spoke about it on Newsmax.


The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, Inc. seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the Fairfax County Electoral Board for accepting and approving absentee and mail-in ballot applications without the statutorily required last-four of Social Security numbers in violation of the Anti-Suspension Clause of the Constitution of Virginia in the 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Election. On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Court dismissed the case stating that the Virginia Institute of Public Policy lacked standing to bring the case.

The Democratic Party of Virginia filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service claiming changes to the process and delivery of election-related mail has been materially altered potentially leading to delays in processing of absentee ballot applications and ballots. After a hearing, the parties agreed and entered into a Stipulation and Consent Order that requires the USPS to continue their practice of expediting election mail while also submitting “all clear” reports to the plaintiff and the court. 


Last week, a Circuit Court in Wisconsin granted a motion for a number of groups to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the use of ballot drop boxes. The suit alleges that voters may only return absentee ballots through the mail or by dropping them off in person at a municipal clerk’s office and claims that the use of drop boxes is a violation of Wisconsin’s voting statute and invites fraud. The intervening parties, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Faith Votes for Justice, and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, claim that ballot drop boxes do not facilitate fraud and are legal under a broad interpretation of the Wisconsin voting statute. 

Other News

  • Federal: Last Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held a hearing on “Emerging Threats to Election Administration.” Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams testified at the hearing.
  • National: The RNC has contacted over 12 million voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, including 5 million in Virginia ahead of the Gubernatorial election tomorrow.
  • National: President Biden is expected to nominate Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R) to serve as the election security lead at the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
  • CT: Republican voters in Guilford County, CT filed a complaint with the State’s Election Enforcement Commission, claiming absentee ballot applications sent to voters were “pre-signed” which may be a violation of state election law.
  • CT: A recount was underway this weekend in the West Haven mayoral race after two dozen votes separated the Republican and Democrat candidates.
  • FL: Over the weekend, a recount was underway in Palm Beach and Broward counties after unofficial results show just a handful of votes separating the two Democrat congressional candidates.
  • IN: More counties in Indiana move towards vote centers moving away from the traditional practice of precinct-by-precinct polling places.
  • NC: Republicans in North Carolina, and throughout the country, are working tirelessly to restore voters’ confidence in the ballot box, while Democrats only offer a false narrative.
  • NJ: Passaic County Superintendent of Elections has asked for a court order to open the voting machines to retrieve the e-poll books that were placed in them due to the county not receiving the proper carrying and locking cases in time for Election Day.
  • NJ: On Election Day, the ACLU and the LWV in NJ filed a lawsuit to extend polling hours by an extra 90 minutes due to operations issues, the judge dismissed the suit and did not extend polling hours.
  • OH: As a result of number of poll e-poll books not updating prior to Election Day, the Ohio Secretary of State has placed Franklin County on administrative oversight. 
  • PA: Governor Wolf’s wife dropped off his mail ballot for him, which is a violation of PA Election Law.
  • PA: Due to equipment issues in Montgomery County polling hours were extended by an hour.
  • VA: Fairfax County was granted permission to use leftover funds from the 2020 election cycle provided by the Center for Tech and Civic Life for the 2021 election cycle.
  • In response Election Transparency Initiative Chairman and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, said local election officials should immediately disclose the money being used for the 2021 election cycle.
  • VA: With the assistance and support from the RNC, Republican poll watchers outnumbered Democrat poll watchers throughout the state of Virginia and were trained to observe the election process and to ensure it is proper.
  • WI: Last Thursday, the Racine County Sherriff’s Office presented the results of an investigation into possible election law violations in nursing homes.
  • In Response, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) called for an Emergency Special Meeting to discuss strategy, planning, and action pertaining to potential litigation and approve any statements pertaining to potential litigation the commission is likely to become involved in. Statement from the WEC can be found HERE.
  • Last year, a disability service coordinator who works with developmentally disabled adults in various assisted living facilities said every one of her clients were pressured to vote for a Democrat candidate.
  • Op-ed: Ken Cuccinelli wrote an op-ed in Fox News discussing how Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Glenn Youngkin has successfully kept the focus on the things that matter to Virginians: education, public safety, and job.
  • Op-ed: As a Guest Contributor for the Must Read Alaska, Ken Cuccinelli discussed how through H.R.4 and S.1 the federal government would have authority to “veto” state-passed election laws in Alaska and throughout the country. 

Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]

Rep. Scott Franklin: The Ready Room – November 5, 2021

Hello Friend,

Welcome to my e-newsletter, the Ready Room. As a retired Naval Aviator, the Ready Room is special to me because it’s where fellow aviators meet to brief and debrief missions. This is my weekly briefing to you on my mission in Congress. Please follow me on Facebook Twitter Instagram  and YouTube for regular updates on how my team and I are working to serve you in Congress.

Bills I Co-sponsored

H.R 5142 – I was proud to support the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan last August. 

H.R.5788 –  To authorize the Attorney General to make grants for the creation and operation of veterans response teams within law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.

H.R.5707 – PROTECT Florida Act – To provide for a moratorium on oil and gas leasing and exploration on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida until 2032, and for other purposes.

H.Res.748 – Honoring the life and the legacy of General Colin L. Powell. 

Opposing Taxpayer Funds for Illegal Immigrants

An image of the southern border wall
(Courtesy U.S. Border Patrol)

The Biden Administration created the crisis on the southern border. After taking office, President Biden suspended three key Trump-era policies that were a critical tool that helped reign in illegal immigration. These included Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, resuming “Catch and Release” which allows illegal immigrants to enter U.S. society while they await their court hearing, and halting construction of the border wall. The Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden Administration wants to pay as much as $450,000 per illegal immigrant if they were ‘separated’ from their families under President Trump. Our government pays only $400,000 to the families of fallen service members. It’s outrageous that the Biden Administration wants to pay more to those who have broken our laws while millions of American citizens struggle to make ends meet under historically high inflation. We must end policies that encourage this influx of illegals seeking to enter the U.S. 

Condemning Taxpayer Funding for Chinese Medical Research


China’s Forbidden City as seen from the street
(Courtesy U.S. State Department)

I was appalled to learn last week that U.S. tax dollars were used to engage in dangerous medical research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Dr. Anthony Fauci previously told Congress that taxpayer dollars were not being used for these kinds of dangerous experiments. As a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, I’m asking for answers to how and why this happened.  Click here   to read my full statement.

Celebrating a Local Paralympian


FSC student and paralympian Jenson Van Emburgh poses with his bronze medal

Congratulations to paralympian and Florida Southern College  student Jenson Van Emburgh for winning a bronze medal in Class 3 table tennis at the Paralympics in Tokyo. Jenson’s tenacity and hard work is serves as an example to us all. I applaud your hard work and determination!

Awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to our Fallen Troops


The dome of the U.S. Capitol as seen from the National Mall

As a retired naval officer, I appreciate the sacrifices of our military. The botched exit from Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of 13 of our service members. That’s why the House passed H.R. 5142, which awards the Congressional Gold Medal to these brave service members who gave their lives to rescue Americans and our allies in Afghanistan. These heroes paid the ultimate price in service to our country. This medal is a small gesture of appreciation for their service and sacrifice. Click here to read my full statement.

Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!  

How many votes are needed to overturn a Presidential veto?

a. 51

b. 60

c. 1/2 of House & Senate

d. 2/3 of House & Senate


Last Week’s Question

The first article of the Constitution lays out the structure of which branch of government?

a. Executive

b. Legislative – Correct Answer

c. Judicial

d. Federal

I’m honored to represent you in Congress. For more information on constituent services, current legislation and to sign up for my e-newsletter, please visit my website at 

Best regards,


C. Scott Franklin



The takeaway from Tuesday is simple: voters have had enough of Joe Biden and Democrats’ far-left policies, and a red wave is coming to sweep them out in the midterms next year.

•     As the Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman said, Tuesday’s “results” are consistent [with] a political environment in which Republicans would comfortably take back both the House and Senate in 2022.”

In seemingly every part of the country and among every demographic, Republicans made huge gains.

•     If Republican candidates run on strong platforms about the economy, education, and crime – as many of last night’s winning GOP candidates did – we can compete in even the deepest of blue states, districts, and cities.

Biden is toxic: In deep blue states and swing districts across the country, candidates who tied themselves to Biden and his agenda were defeated at the polls.

•     Biden’s approval rating continues to fall, and with it, Democrats up and down the ballot will fall in the midterms.

•     Terry McAuliffe was right about one thing: Joe Biden “is unpopular.”


  • The RNC’s data-driven ground game works and delivered results in races with tight margins on Tuesday.
  • RNC has already activated more than 43,000 volunteers nationwide.
  • RNC had over 300 staff on the ground, 9 community centers focused on minority engagement, and made over 7.5 million voter contacts across the country.
  • RNC Chairwoman McDaniel’s investment and commitment to data-driven resources and the infrastructure is already delivering results and will be crucial to gains in 2022 and beyond.

In Virginia alone, the RNC had over 120 staff on the ground, 13 victory offices, and made over 7.5 million voter contacts.

  • The Virginia field team broke voter contact records by targeting voters in key areas to drive up GOP margins and turnout our voters.
  • Republicans flipped multiple suburban counties for Glenn Youngkin, including:

o Stafford (+7.6%)

o Virginia Beach (+7.4%)

o Chesapeake (+6.7%)

o Chesterfield (+6%)

o James City (+5.7%)

* Utilizing RNC Data, our field team targeted low-turnout and low-propensity voters through voter contact efforts.

o In a race that was considered a toss-up as we headed into Election Day, our field team was able to create nearly 100,000 unexpected Republican votes.


The RNC has made significant investments to grow our party.  This includes building on fundamentals, like voter registration, and opening community centers for Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans earlier than ever.

  • Glenn Youngkin received more votes than any Virginia governor in history. Governor-elect Youngkin won Hispanics and Latinos by a 55-44, and he received 13% of the Black vote.
  • Veteran and immigrant Winsome Sears will become the first woman and first black woman Lieutenant Governor.
  • Cuban-American Jason Miyares is Virginia’s first Latino Attorney General.
  • Texas Republican John Lujan flipped HD-118, a district Biden won by 14 points and is 73% Hispanic. Last month, Representative-elect Lujan headlined the RNC’s Community Center grand opening in San Antonio.
  • On the local level, Black Republicans like A.C. Cordoza (VA-91), Donald Douglas (KY SD-22), and Jalen Johnson (Albany City Commission-II) highlight the growth and diversity of the GOP at all levels.


Voters resoundingly rejected Joe Biden and the Democrats’ policy agenda in key races on Tuesday.

The Economy: The failed economic agenda of Biden and blue state governors was on the ballot on Tuesday.

  • In Virginia, Youngkin ran on cutting taxes and lowering the costs of items ranging from gas to groceries. As a result, he carried voters most concerned about taxes by 42 points and voters concerned about the economy and jobs by 12 points.

Education: Voters in Virginia were loud and clear: Parents matter.

  • For Virginians who listed education as a top issue,  7 out of 10 voted for Youngkin.
  • Youngkin won K-12 parents by  15 percent.
  • CBS News’ exit poll shows that Youngkin won among parents who had children under 18. The poll also showed 51 percent of voters want parents to have “a lot” of say in a child’s education.

Public Safety: In communities across the country – from Seattle to Buffalo – voters rejected the Democrats’ defund the police agenda.

  • Voters in Minneapolis overwhelmingly rejected Democrat-led efforts to eliminate their police department after a sharp spike in violent crime.
  • In deep-blue Seattlevoters Republican Ann Davison is on the verge of becoming the first Republican to be elected city attorney in more than three decades.
  • Voter rejected the socialist defund-the-police mayoral candidate India Walton in Buffalo, who was trounced by a write-in campaign.
  • In New York, Republicans had their best election night since 2016, including winning several key district attorney elections.
    • Anne Donnelly became the first Republican District Attorney elected in Nassau County in two decades, and Republican Ray Tierney soundly defeated the incumbent Democrat in Suffolk County.
    • Republican Danielle Fogel won the newly created  5th District State Supreme Court seat.


The RNC has been a national leader in election integrity operations, building the largest Election Operation in history with staffers dedicated to election integrity across the country.

The RNC is running the most comprehensive legal strategy to date, in addition to recruiting, training, and activating volunteers to be at polling locations throughout the voting process – from Early Voting through Election Day.

Virginia: The election integrity team worked to successfully organize a robust poll-watching operation.

  •   Held over 50 election integrity trainings with over 3,200 attendees.
    • These trainings cover pollwatching and other best practices, equipping thousands of volunteers to effectively monitor election proceedings to ensure transparency.
  •   Scheduled over 3,400 early voting poll-watching shifts as well as over 2,900 shifts on Election Day.
    • In 37 target Virginia counties, poll watchers have covered 100% of polling locations.
  • Engaged an estimated 500 attorneys involved with our integrity efforts in Virginia.

New Jersey: The RNC has also been a national leader on the election integrity front, and that’s especially true of our efforts in New Jersey. The RNC’s continued efforts in New Jersey are ramping up and now include:

  • The RNC is deploying an additional 20 lawyers on the ground in New Jersey to help supervise the vote counting processes and to ensure only legal votes are counted.
  • Leading up to the election, the RNC, working with the state party, had lawyers covering every county in New Jersey to ensure legal transparency ahead of election day. This coverage will continue in the coming days.
  • The RNC is preparing to launch any necessary litigation to ensure the integrity of the election process.

Leading up to Election Day, the RNC recruited and trained volunteers to poll-watch and establish best practices to ensure that elections are free, fair, and transparent.

  • The RNC filled 127 poll watching shifts on election day, which represents 122% coverage of our 104 targeted precincts across New Jersey.
  • Held over 30 poll-watching trainings, recruiting and training 286 poll watchers.
    • The team recruited 137 poll workers that worked just over 700 combined days of poll working.
  • Our election integrity program sent over 187,000 emails and over 54,000 texts to New Jersey voters.


Beyond statewide wins in Virginia and a close statewide race in New Jersey, Republicans had huge victories up and down the ballot thanks to our efforts and partnerships with the campaigns, state parties, RGA, RSLC, and RNLA.

Virginia suburbs

•     Glenn Youngkin outperformed the 2020 Republican ticket in the key suburb of Loudoun County by 8-points.

•    In line with recent polling from the NRCCNRSCand Morning ConsultRepublicans continue to make gains with suburban voters as they reject Bidens’ agenda.

San Antonio, TX

•  Republican candidate John Lujan flipped House District 118a district Biden won by 14 points in 2020 and is 73% Hispanic.

•  This victory builds on Republican momentum in South Texas and underscores that Hispanics reject Joe Biden’s open border policies.

•  The RNC recently opened a Hispanic community center in Bexar County near HD-118.

Virginia House District 75

•  Republican candidate H. Otto Wachsmann Jr. flipped House District 75, a majority black district that Northam won by 5 points in 2017 and Hillary Clinton won by 10 points in 2016.

•  CNN exit polls show Youngkin won 13% of the Black vote in Virginia, an improvement from 2020.

Bergen County, NJ

• Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli made significant gains in Bergen County, New Jersey, a county Biden won by nearly 16 points. The race is currently only separated by less than a percentage point.

    • Republicans flipped two Somerset County Commission seats, breaking the 5-0 hold on the county’s governing body.
    • Republicans also flipped two Gloucester County Commission seats, where Republicans haven’t won a countywide seat since 2010, breaking the Democrats’ 7-0 hold on the county’s governing body.

Luzerne County, PA

•  In the bellwether county of Luzerne, Republicans swept all 5 county council seats, with 3 flips, resulting in an 11- member council with a 9-2 Republican majority.

•  In Pennsylvania’s statewide judicial elections, Republicans have won all three races that have been called, and looks like they will win the fourth to make a clean sweep.

Seattle, WA

  • In deep-blue  SeattleRepublican Ann Davison is on the verge of becoming the first Republican to be elected city attorney in more than three decades.
  • This victory proves that Americans, even in the deepest of blue cities, are rejecting Democrats’ calls to defund the police and turning towards the Republican Party’s pro-law enforcement and public safety message.



  • Governor: Glenn Youngkin
  • Lt. Governor: Winsome Sears
  • Attorney General: Jason Miyares
  • House of Delegates: GOP Flip +6 Seats
    • HD-12
    • HD-28
    • HD-63
    • HD-75
    • HD-83
    • HD-91

New Jersey:

  • State Senate races still too close to call
  • Flipped 2 Somerset County Commissioner Seats
    • Michael Kirsh
    • Amber Murad
  • Flipped 2 Gloucester County Commissioners Seats
    • Nick DeSilvio
    • Chris Konawel


  • Statewide Judicial Races:
    • Supreme Court Justice: Kevin Brobson
    • Superior Court Judge: Megan Sullivan
    • Commonwealth  Court  Judge:  Stacy
  • Wallace
    • Westmoreland County

▪     GOP swept the countywide slate

▪     District  Attorney:  Nicole  Ziccarelli, GOP Flip

  • Luzerne County
    • GOP won all 5 County Council seats, with 3 flips
    • Court of Common Pleas: Tarah Toohil, GOP Flip


  • House District 118:
    • John Lujan, GOP Flip


  • OH-15: Mike Carey, GOP Hold

New Hampshire:

  • Rochester Mayoral Race
    • Paul Callaghan, GOP Flip
    • Note: the first time a Republican has won in nearly two decades

 New York:

  • New York City City Council:
    • District 48: GOP Flip, Inna Vernikov
    • District 19: GOP Flip, Vickie Paladino
    • District 43: GOP Flip, Brian Fox
  • New York State Supreme Court:
    • 5th Judicial District: Danielle Fogel
    • Suffolk County District Attorney: Ray Tierney
  • Nassau County:
    • District  Attorney:  GOP  Flip,  Anne Donnelly
    • County Executive: GOP Flip, Bruce Blakeman
    • Glen Clove Mayor: GOP Flip, Pamela Panzenbeck
  • Monroe County Legislature:
    • District 13: Matthew Borkowski, GOP Flip
    • District 26: Orlando Rivera, GOP Flip


  • Held 6 Mayoral Seats
    • Sandy Springs
    • Johns Creek
    • Roswell
    • Dacula
    • Jesup
    • Marietta

South Carolina:

  • Georgetown Mayor: Carol Jayroe, GOP Flip

North Carolina:

  • Republicans won 5/6 mayoral races with 3 flips:
    • Holly Springs
    • Fuquay-Varina
    • Burlington


  • Hialeah Mayor: Steve Bovo, GOP Hold


  • Seattle City Attorney: Ann Daviso

Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]



Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]

New Jersey Election Update

  • This has been the most successful election cycle for New Jersey Republicans in the last thirty years – representing historic wins for a whole generation.
    • The RNC worked hand-in-glove with the New Jersey Republican Party, the Ciattarelli campaign, and candidates up-and-down the ballot to Get Out The Vote.
    • In this election cycle alone, our data-driven ground game made over 2.5 million voter contacts in the Garden State – an all-time RNC record for New Jersey.
    • Throughout the campaign, Jack Ciattarelli urged support for critical down-ballot races and Republican candidates remained in lockstep on our commonsense, winning message.
    • Following Election Night, Republican State Senator Mike Testa underscored the up-ticking trend: “Republicans came out in droves and we saw so many seats flipped.”
  • Momentum for commonsense, Republican policies is clearly on the rise in the Garden State and results are still coming in as ballots continue to be counted.
    • To date, Republicans have flipped 8 state legislature seats, two in the Senate, six in the Assembly.
    • Edward Durr has officially ousted one of the state’s most powerful Democrat politicians, Senate President Steve Sweeney.
      • Spending only $153, it didn’t take hefty campaign cash to convince voters that Democrat policies aren’t working – even against the longest standing state senate president.
      • Driving Republican voters to the polls, the RNC made nearly 13,000 voter contacts in this district alone.
    • Republican women had a banner year as we have added six women to the state legislature, and that number could continue to rise.
    • These wins are both a referendum on Joe Biden and Phil Murphy’s extreme agenda and a stamp of approval on Republican’s commonsense policies.
  • Despite being a deep blue state, New Jersey’s governor’s race is still too close to call with Jack Ciattarelli holding a tight margin to extreme Democrat Phil Murphy.
    • This race has shocked the country as Democrats hold an advantage of one million voters over Republicans.
    • Joe Biden won the Garden State by 16 points in 2020, but now he’s underwater.
    • Votes will continue to be counted and Jack is still very much in the fight. 
  • The RNC is deploying 20 attorneys to the state, where we already had nearly a dozen staff prior to the election for support.
  • Ahead of Early Voting and Election Day, we confirmed nearly 1,000 poll watcher shifts and nearly 1,000 challenger shifts to mobilize our election integrity efforts across the state.
  • Our election integrity operation is working on the ground seamlessly with the NJGOP and Ciattarelli campaign. Our attorneys and political challengers are in all 21 counties, which is in addition to the Republican members of each board of elections.
  • Bottom line: As votes continue to be counted in deep Blue New Jersey, Republicans are scoring huge down-ballot wins – starting with an everyday, hard-working Jersey truck driver who spent a mere $153. If you think Democrats aren’t in serious trouble in 2022, it’s time to think again.

Republican National Committee: RNC ELECTION INTEGRITY UPDATE!


Republican National Committee


Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]

Virginia Election Process Explainer and RNC Election Integrity and Field Efforts in Virginia

Important Topline Process Facts about Virginia’s Elections

√   Polls open at 6 am and close at 7 pm.

√   Absentee ballots postmarked by election day and arriving by noon on Friday will be counted. Absentees can also be “cured” for some deficiency by the voter up to noon on the Friday after the election.

√   The state Department of Elections has instructed localities to stop counting absentees at 11 pm on election night. However, localities have been pre-processing ballots for several days and we expect a large percentage of absentee results, including those from early voting, to be released on election night. Localities will count remaining ballots on Wednesday and Thursday or can wait and count the remaining absentee ballots on Friday after the receipt and cure deadlines.

√   Provisional ballots are also counted after election day and will result in some changes to the election night totals.

√   The local canvass begins on Wednesday, 11/3 and will be complete in all localities on or before Tuesday, 11/9. The canvass process may reveal errors (e.g. number transpositions) in the initial precinct returns that result in changes to the election results.

√   The State Board of Elections will certify the election on Monday, 11/15 and a recount request is due within 10 days from then. Virginia state courts will set the date(s) for any recounts.

√   There are no automatic recounts in Virginia. The losing candidate may request a recount if the margin between the two candidates is within one percent (1%). The losing candidate must pay for the recount if the margin is outside of .5%, otherwise the state/localities pay.

√   A recount is relatively limited in Virginia. It is mostly done by machine with hand counting of ballots that are unscannable, have write-in votes, or have under or overvotes.

RNC Integrity Efforts in Virginia

The RNC has been intensely engaged in election integrity operations in states with 2021 elections, especially Virginia. The RNC has full-time staff in Virginia dedicated solely to election integrity efforts, including recruiting, training, and deploying thousands of volunteers, lawyers, and staff for poll watching and other election oversight efforts. The RNC has a cadre of experienced Virginia experts and attorneys engaged to ensure the election is administered properly and in accordance with Virginia law. Our efforts are comprehensive and involve political, legal, data, and communications facets.

√  The RNC has eleven staff members in Virginia focused on integrity operations, including poll watcher recruitment, training, and shifting.

√  The RNC shifted over 3,413 poll watching shifts in the early voting period alone.

√  The RNC has over 90% of election day shifts already filled, with that number increasing as we recruit additional poll watchers.

√ Working with the Youngkin Campaign, Republican National Lawyers Association, and other groups, we have engaged an estimated 500 attorneys who will be involved with our integrity efforts in Virginia. These lawyers will be in key localities such as Fairfax and Loudoun counties and at central absentee counting precincts. Lawyers will also be monitoring the canvass process in the days following the election.

√ We have additional capacity to significantly ramp up lawyer engagement in the days following the election and will also assist down ballot campaigns in close races.

√ The RNC has funded a War Room which will serve as the central command center for election day decision-making and to triage incident reports submitted by poll watchers and attorneys in the field. The War Room is led by experienced Virginia election law attorneys and will be functional in the days after the election until the results are certain.

√  The RNC has engaged voting systems and Virginia election administration experts to triage any equipment malfunctions or irregularities.

√  The Youngkin Campaign has the capability to litigate in all regions of the state on election day and after, especially in key localities where there have been problems historically. We will litigate when necessary and in any potential recounts or post-election legal proceedings.

√  The RNC is also supporting two lawsuits in Virginia seeking to ensure transparency and obtain important records from election officials.

The RNC also has staff and attorneys deployed in other states with key elections on Tuesday, including New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Individuals can find other relevant information at  EDO.Virginia.GOP. They can report incidents via email at [email protected], by phone at 804-292-2014, or by text message at 804-292-2014.

RNC Field Efforts in Virginia

The RNC has been building field operations in states with targeted elections in 2021, as well as 2022. For the 2021 elections, Virginia has received the most support for building out an expansive field team to elect Republicans up and down the ballot. Through the guidance and support of the RNC, the Virginia field team has been able to break voter contact records in the state by targeting voters in key areas to ensure Republican victories this November.

√ The Virginia Victory Team consists of over 100 staffers dedicated to voter turnout operations, including volunteer recruitment, training, canvassing, and phone efforts.

√  The team in Virginia has knocked on more than 3 million doors and made over 4.2 million phone calls, for a record-breaking total of nearly 7.5 million voter contacts!

√  Since the Republican primary, the Virginia Victory Team has held over 800 trainings and engaged over 16,000 volunteers across the Commonwealth, activating them in voter contact and election integrity efforts.

√  Working with RNC Data, 72 House of Delegate campaigns have converted from i360 to RNC Data. The Virginia team has spent a significant amount of time and resources to support Republicans running at all levels across the state, from School Board to House of Delegates.

√  The field team has organized more than 12 deployments with organizations such as Young Republicans and College Republicans. Over 250 volunteers have traveled to Virginia from states including Alabama, Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.

√ Utilizing RNC Data, the Virginia field team has been targeting low-turnout, and low- propensity voters through voter contact efforts. Since the start of early voting in Virginia, the field team and RNC Data have been updating the universe of targeted voters daily to remove anyone who has voted. By utilizing dynamic scripting, the team has been able to specifically message voters at the door or on the phone based on their voting method.

√  The RNC and Virginia field team have been instrumental in the planning and production of events around the state, all culminating in a ten-day, fifty-stop bus tour with crowd sizes as large as 4,000 attendees! The team has utilized these events to not only further their volunteer recruitment and supplement data, but also to create opportunities for our RNC Communications to showcase the difference in enthusiasm between Youngkin and McAuliffe.

The RNC also has field operations and staff in other states with key elections on Tuesday, including New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

In 2021, the RNC has surpassed more than 12,500,000 million voter contacts and activated more than 43,000 volunteers nationwide.

Red Wave: 12 Republican Nationwide Wins in Tuesday’s Election

Red Wave: 12 Republican Nationwide Wins in Tuesday’s Election

Republicans won big Tuesday around the nation with 12 significant accomplishments that bode well heading into the 2022 midterms.

1. Pennsylvania’s Judicial Victories 

Republican Kevin Brobson defeated Democrat Maria McLaughlin for a position on Pennsylvania’s highest court with about 52 percent of the vote.

The win will maintain the composition of the states’ court. The victory is important because in 2022, the court will weigh cases on election integrity, state redistricting, and abortion.

Former Pennsylvania deputy attorney general Megan Sullivan also defeat Democrat Timika Lane for a spot on the appellate court, which hears cases on civil and criminal appeals.

Attorney Stacy Wallace won her race for the Commonwealth Court, where suits involving state agencies are heard.

2. Republicans Flip Texas State House Seat 118

Republican John Lujan reclaimed the special election runoff for Texas House District 118. The district is Democrat leaning on the south side of San Antonio with a large amount of Latino voters.

In 2020, Biden won the district by 14 points. Lujan flipped the seat by 300 votes.

“This speaks loudly that people are concerned about conservative values,” Lujan said about his victory. “You know, we want to secure our border, we want to grow our economy.”

3. Minneapolis Votes “No” on Abolishing Police

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Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]

Welcome to the RNC weekly newsletter – The Republican Week – bringing you the biggest moments from the week.

THE MAIN THING: RNC Launches New Ad Slamming Democrats’ Attacks on Parents

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new ad slamming Democrats’ plan to silence parents who want a say in their kids’ education. As Democrats continue to prioritize their political agenda over students, Republicans continue to fight for parents’ right to oversee their children’s education. 

  • FOX News reported: “Republicans have contested that following nearly two years of strict COVID measures and arguments about the role of critical race theory in schools, parents want a greater say in their children’s education.”

Why this matters: “Democrats want to control our children’s education and silence parents who have an opinion.”

  • RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel: “The American people know the truth – parents, not unions or bureaucrats, are best equipped to oversee their children’s education.”

How we got here: Biden and Democrats feel entitled to imposing their values and beliefs on your children.

  • Biden made the unprecedented decision to weaponize the Justice Department and FBI against parents who question their children’s curriculum.
  • Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland admitted this week DOJ launched probe into concerned parents
  • Democrat Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe claimed that parents shouldn’t be “telling schools what they should teach.” 

Bottom Line: Republicans believe that parents—not government bureaucrats—are best equipped to understand their kids’ needs and that every child in America should have access to quality education, regardless of zip code. 


Red State Rebound: Republicans Lead on Jobs

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The data is clear: States with GOP leadership are showing stronger job recovery and lower unemployment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs numbers on Friday showing Republican policies work.


Jobs recovered:

  • 17 of the top 20 states for jobs recovered from the pandemic are led by Republicans
  • The top 14 states are all led by Republicans

Unemployment rate:

  • 16 of the top 20 states with the lowest unemployment rates are Republican-led
  • The top 11 states with the lowest unemployment rate are Republican-led
  • Nine states – all Republican – have unemployment rates at or lower than where they were before the pandemic began

The numbers don’t lie: Republican governors and legislatures continue to deliver commonsense, conservative economic leadership amidst the devastating policies of Biden’s Build Back Broke agenda,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

  • “Red states continue to attract working families and small businesses alike with strong local economies and pro-small business policies.”

While blue state governors promote anti-growth policies that have kept businesses locked down and incentivized workers to stay home collecting unemployment, Republicans are delivering an economic recovery.  


HISTORIC HIGH: Nearly 200k Illegal Immigrants Apprehended In September


Biden’s Out of Control Border Crisis: In September, 192,001 illegal immigrants were apprehended attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, making this the highest number for September in DHS history. 

  • It’s a 233 percent increase over last September, and a 300 percent increase from the average number of September apprehensions during the Trump administration.
  • 14,358 unaccompanied children were apprehended. 
  • Over 1.4 million illegal immigrants have been caught attempting to cross the border since Biden took office.

 Biden hasn’t been to the border in at least 10 years, or ever. CNN confirmed FOX News reporting, raising serious doubt if Biden has ever been 

  • Biden lied on Thursday night during a CNN townhall, saying: “I have not had a whole hell lot of time to get down” to the border. Yet, he has spent most weekends at his beach home. 

In both July and August, there were over 200,000 illegal immigrant encounters.

Bottom Line: Biden’s border crisis is out of control.


NEW EPISODE: “Real America” Podcast Featuring Rep. Tony Gonzales

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In the latest episode of “Real America,” Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel sat down with Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales to discuss the crisis at our border, Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Democrats’ wasteful spending.

  • This podcast release was in conjunction with the grand opening of the RNC’s new Hispanic Community Center in Congressman Gonzales’ district in San Antonio, Texas

More from Townhall: Hispanic-American GOP Congressman Tony Gonzales has a few thoughts on Dems pushing open borders

  • “Just get involved. You’d be amazed on how much less powerless you’ll feel as you’re starting to get involved in there. That’s how we save this country. But it’s not just the people in Congress, it’s all of us.” – Rep. Gonzales


Making Inroads: RNC Opens Two New Community Centers

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This week, the Republican National Committee opened two new community centers.

  • Our Black American Community Center in College Park, Georgia opened on Wednesday.
  • Our newest Hispanic Community Center opened in San Antonio, Texas. It’s the third such office we’ve launched in the Lone Star State. 

Why this matters: The RNC is making inroads and investments in minority communities ahead of 2022. 

  • Paris Dennard, RNC National Spokesperson and Director of Black Media Affairs, said: “We know that there are Black Republicans, and we are not a monolith when it comes to our vote bloc. And so we use it as a place where people could come and get information.”
  • Jaime Florez, RNC Hispanic Communications Director, said: “This is the party of freedom and opportunities, and most Hispanics came to this country fleeing from those socialist ideas that we had in our countries.”

Key component of our strategy: Building relationships with minority communities Democrats have long taken for granted. Republicans are excited to take our message of freedom, economic opportunity, and family values to voters in every community across the country. 

  • Track record: In 2020, Republicans netted 15 seats in the House of Representatives. In each of those seats that flipped to the GOP, the elected winner was either a woman, minority, or veteran. 
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Peter M. Feaman

National Committeeman for Florida

[email protected]

State Legislation Highlights

States Legislatures sine die: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho (Senate), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 

States in Special Session: Alabama, Alaska, Iowa (10/5), Maine, Texas

North Carolina

Last week Governor Cooper vetoed SB360, which related to lawsuits challenging NC statutes or constitutional provisions. The legislation would have empowered the House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore to jointly approve any settlement or consent judgment in litigation to which they are both parties. This type of legislation would have prevented any collusive settlements between Democrat officials and left-wing plaintiffs, especially in election disputes.


The Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee approved SB573, which will allow any PA registered voter to be a poll watcher in any precinct in the state of Pennsylvania, there will not be a requirement to be a resident of the county, municipality, or precinct. Also, candidates for office will be able to appoint two poll watchers per precinct and each political party will have the opportunity to appoint three watchers per precinct, increasing the total number to three.


On Friday, the RNC submitted a comment opposing a new rule proposed by the Michigan Secretary of State regarding the Signature Matching for Absent Voter Ballot Application and Absent Voter Ballot Envelopes. The proposed rule creates a new standard that if a signature differs in an obvious and significant manner from the one on file, it would still be considered valid because there are not multiple differences. In other words, even a signature with one huge significant and obvious difference from the one on file would have to be treated as valid. Additionally, the proposed rule mandates that a signature must be treated as valid if there are any redeeming qualities, meaning if there were nine factors which indicate a signature is fraudulent, but just one factor – such as one letter in a signature matches one letter in the signature on file – that one “redeeming quality” would mean that the signature must be treated as valid.

National Litigation Highlights

Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, et al.

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Senator Cruz’s challenge to 52 U.S.C. § 30116(j), which imposes a $250,000 cap on the amount of money candidates can be reimbursed for personal loans to their campaigns. Senator Cruz argues the cap violates the Constitution by “burden[ing] the core First Amendment rights of candidates, committees, and contributors.” Tasked with evaluating other contribution restrictions, lower courts have applied an array of legal standards. Senator Cruz’s case represents an opportunity for the Court to clarify the appropriate legal standard for evaluating political contribution restrictions.

State Litigation Highlights


A new lawsuit, Mi Familia Vota et al v. Hobbs et al., was filed in AZ challenging SB1485, which removes voters from the permanent mail ballot list if a voter does not vote by mail in two straight election cycles and SB1003, which requires voters to “cure” signature-less ballots by 7PM on election day. The RNC and the NRSC have moved to intervene to defend the laws. 


Last week, the Maricopa County Superior Court ruled that four budget bills, HB2898, SB1824, SB1825, and SB1819, were partially or wholly unconstitutional due to their failure to comply with Arizona’s Constitutional requirement that the title of a bill must properly encompass its subject matter. SB1819 was ruled wholly unconstitutional, this is most notable due to the number of election-related provisions in the bill, for example the ability for the AZ Dept. of Game and Fish to provide voter registration to applicants, requirement for the AZ SOS and county recorders to post their voter registration events on their website within 24 hours after the event, and a requirement for the AZ SOS to provide access to the statewide voter registration database. Read the full list of the provision struck down and analysis of the ruling HERE.


The RNC and NRSC were granted intervention in all four lawsuits challenging provisions of SB90.



The RNC, Iowa GOP, NRCC, and NRSC were granted intervention to defend against the lawsuit challenging provisions of SF413 and SF568.


The Missouri Supreme Court heard argument this week in ACLU of Mo. V. Ashcroft, in which the ACLU is challenging the implementation of Missouri’s ballot referendum statute by Secretary of State of John Ashcroft. The ACLU claims that Ashcroft acted improperly when he rejected a referendum petition sample sheet (the first step in exercising the referendum power guaranteed in the Missouri Constitution) submitted by the ACLU. Ashcroft rejected the ACLU’s sample sheet, which was filed in an attempt to oppose new abortion regulations, on the grounds that the challenged acts are emergency measures and thus ineligible for the referendum process. The Circuit Court found, and the Appeals Court affirmed, that Ashcroft’s actions were impermissible since Missouri’s referendum statute only gives the Secretary of State the power to reject a sample sheet on the basis of form and requires him to approve the sample sheet if it is sufficient as to form. 


Last week, the RNC filed an amicus brief in an important lawsuit filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (“PILF”) regarding voter registration list integrity. The case deals with potentially over 100,000 noncitizens that were registered to vote in Pennsylvania.

  • In September 2017, Al Schmidt, a Philadelphia City Commissioner revealed that a so-called “glitch” allowed noncitizens to register to vote when applying or renewing their driver’s licenses through the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles.  
  • The Department of State has refused to disclose pertinent records regarding the so-called “glitch” that allowed noncitizens to register to vote.
  • PILF, pursuant to the public records inspection provision of the National Voter Registration Act, filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania demanding transparency and the disclosure of records regarding the so-call “glitch”.

During a hearing last Wednesday the en banc Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (paywall) questioned the constitutionality of a 2019 law allowing any voters to cast their ballot by mail. 


Last Monday, the RNC sued the cities of Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont over their new town charters that allow noncitizens to vote in their municipal elections. The suit also raises important concerns about how the laws will be implemented and whether non-citizens will end up on the same voter registration lists used for state-level and federal elections. The RNC is joined in the suit by the Vermont Republican Party and several concerned Vermont voters.

  • In May, the town charters were approved by Vermont’s Democrat state Senate.
  • In June, Vermont’s Republican Governor vetoed the legislation.
  • That same month, the legislature overrode the Governor’s veto. 

RNC Chairwoman McDaniel wrote an op-ed about the lawsuit in Breitbart and spoke about it on Newsmax.