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Where did Trump get the phrase ‘Swamp the Vote’?

One pro-Trump Republican has already been using the slogan.

 

Mikael Thalen

Tech

Former President Donald Trump launched a new campaign initiative, “Swamp the Vote” to push his supporters to partake in two strategies he eschewed in 2020.

The Trump campaign on Tuesday began a new effort that encourages voters to utilize mail-in and early voting, two methods that the former president repeatedly claimed were rife for cheating both before and after his 2020 election loss.

During a video announcement, Trump argued that the only way to beat the Democratic Party was to “swamp them with votes” so “they can’t cheat.”

“You need to make a plan, register, and vote any way possible,” Trump said.

But it turns out this isn’t the first time the phrase “Swamp the Vote” has been used.

In November of last year, Republican Kari Lake, who many believe is a top pick for Trump’s vice president, used the phrase at a rally for the former president.

Among those in the running for Trump’s vice president include Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

But while the phrase appears to have been first uttered by Lake, it doesn’t necessarily indicate she is in line for anything.

She was once a front-runner for Trump, but Lake has reportedly been tossed off the list in recent weeks, according to the Washington Post.

Despite Lake’s support of Trump, the former president, according to five unnamed sources close to the campaign, is concerned that Lake will bring him down if she loses in the Arizona Senate primary.

However, he may have heard it from her. The report also claims Trump has complained that she’s been hanging around his Florida residence Mar-a-Lago too much.

Trump is expected to pick his running mate soon, ahead of the Republican National Convention in July. Arizona’s senate primary is in August.

Lake’s supporters appear to not have given up hope, though. Her social media accounts continue to be bombarded by supporters who are hopeful she is still in the running.


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