The divide between the establishment GOP and actual voters has never been worse.
Despite the eventual loss, Republican voters made themselves clear in 2020: They stand with President Trump.
He won more votes than any other sitting president in history. Indisputably. (Even Newsweek will give him that.) He expanded GOP margins with black and Latino men and white women voters, despite all rhetoric to the contrary. His rallies filled stadiums and the National Mall with supporters, even after an apparent loss became inevitable.
In fact, if we were only looking at one side of the numbers: Trump was a huge success for the GOP. He blew away every single GOP candidate before him with numbers even Reagan couldn’t touch.
If current President Joe Biden had not supposedly overcome every single political precedent and reliable prediction algorithm to receive more votes than literally any other candidate in history – a large portion of which arrived totally NOT suspiciously late at night on trucks from different states – Donald Trump would be president today.
It seems the smart thing for the party would be an attempt to capitalize on the successes of the former president and expand from there.
But they’re not doing that, of course.
Both federally and locally the official party continues to reject Trump supporters and install leadership officials who are either blatantly critical of the MAGA movement OR outright failed President Trump in 2020.
In Michigan, it’s the latter.
Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox oversaw all Michigan GOP operations for the two years leading up to President Donald Trump’s controversial loss of the state’s electoral votes in 2020. (Michigan also delivered defeat for Republican Senate hopeful, John James, despite him possibly being the coolest Republican candidate to ever run in Michigan. Good job, Laura.)
The humiliating loss of the presidency and the Senate and the incompetency that lead to both losses could serve as a detailed list of reasons why Laura Cox should not be welcome to lead the party any longer.
Michigan became a battleground for President Trump’s legal team as accusations of fraud and statistical improbabilities regarding the vote count flooded in prior to certification.
Several lawsuits were filed. The USPS was under investigation for suspicious ballot deliveries (and/or lack of). And the state became the hotbed of discussion regarding the Dominion Voting Machines after it was found 6,000 votes were changed from Trump to Biden in Michigan.