RNC members push back on Trump cuts to state’s early voting, minority outreach programs

The Republican National Committee is reportedly easing off plans to close minority outreach centers and shutter an early voting program following pushback from committee members.

Both actions had been expected, though never formalized after former President Donald Trump passed the primary delegate threshold to secure the 2024 GOP nomination and the election of Michael Whatley and Lara Trump to serve as the committee’s next chairman and co-chair. Since then, there has been an overhaul at the organization, and dozens of positions have been cut.

Whatley sent a memo to committee members Thursday overnight outlining the committee’s plans to merge assets with the Trump campaign, as is tradition for party nominees, in which he highlighted the need to continue all voter outreach efforts, including raising early voting awareness and reaching out to non-white voters.

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