In order to keep her job as Congress’ most ardent anti-Trump Republican, Liz Cheney knows she must appeal to Democrats. And what better way to get Democrat voters on her side than a pamphlet with step-by-step instructions on how to change your party affiliation?
Rep. Liz Cheney has until August to convince Wyoming voters that she is the most effective voice in Washington to represent their conservative ideals. Knowing that plan is bound to fail, Cheney has unleashed Plan B, which involves convincing Democrats to switch parties.
The RINO lawmaker resorted to sending an instructive mailer to Wyoming voters this week as she gears up to face Harriet Hageman, a Trump-backed candidate, in her state’s primary elections this August.
The instructions, which are also available on Cheney’s campaign website, provide answers to two questions: “How do I change my party affiliation to register as a Republican so I can vote for Liz?” and “How can I get an absentee ballot and when does it need to be returned?”
NEW NEWS: Liz Cheney is sending mail to Wyoming Democrats with instructions on how to switch parties to vote for her in the state's August primary. https://t.co/wR5asnnkGR pic.twitter.com/imnhKYccrL
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) June 23, 2022
Cheney insisted that despite her close work with Democrats, she is still a conservative Republican. In a statement released after news of the mailer broke, Cheney stated that she was simply informing voters about voter registration rules.
“I’ve been a conservative Republican since I first voted for Ronald Reagan in 1984,” she declared in a statement to the Washington Post.
“I encourage everyone with principles who loves our country to exercise their right to vote. And, damn right, I will continue to give every voter in Wyoming a list of all the key rules for casting ballots in our state. If any eligible voter living in Wyoming wishes to become a republican, they are free to do so. That is their right.”
If Cheney wanted to increase Republican voter turnout, why would she appeal to Democrats to do so? Perhaps she knows that Republicans in Wyoming happen to be ardent supporters of Donald Trump?
Joseph Barbuto, the chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party, said he has seen social media awash in Democrats talking about receiving the mailers, according to the New York Times. “I haven’t had any Republicans share online or tell me that they received it,” Barbuto said on Thursday.
A pair of recent polls funded by groups supporting Hageman show the Trump-backed candidate leading Cheney, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Harry Enten, a senior data reporter at CNN, recently said Cheney has about a 10% chance of winning reelection.
Cheney is all too familiar with a style of Republicanism that’s slowly but surely going extinct.
Daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, the key architect of the needless Iraq War, Liz is one of only five Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump. They are all paying the price for it now.
Author: Vasily Ivanov
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