Conservatives need to take personal action to preserve their political future in America, according to Ned Ryun and Kim Crockett.
Ryun is the founder and CEO of American Majority and Crockett is a lawyer and voting rights advocate. Together they explained why the American right needs to focus on elections, not campaigns, and how integrity can be restored to the voting system at an event in Minnesota on Tuesday.
The duo first explained why they believe the 2020 election and the voting system as a whole were compromised.
“They admitted in this article in February to ‘fortifying’ the elections and they proudly proclaimed all the real collusion that took place … they worked in changing laws,” Ryun said, referencing a Time Magazine article that favorably explains how powerful people apparently manipulated election laws last November. According to Time:
“The participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream — a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.”
Ryun also explained how private groups like the Mark Zuckerberg-funded “Center for Tech and Civic Life basically took over the election process in a lot of these key cities and counties.” He said the money the group provided for election infrastructure was contingent on the voting process following the center’s preferred rules. In one case, Ryun reported that the center injected $16 million to Fulton County, Georgia, gaining influence over that key electoral district.
“If it was me, Ned Ryun, American Majority, doing what they did I wouldn’t be sitting here. I’d be in prison,” he quipped.
Threats to election integrity also exist in Washington, D.C., according to Crockett, who explained that progressives have quietly made progress to obtain federal control of elections. This would remove states’ constitutional rights to govern their own voting procedures and open the door for centralized corruption, she warned.
Despite these daunting observations, Ryun remains an “eternal optimist,” claiming that the left is “realizing they’re being backed into a corner, they realize that if they don’t change the election laws to hold onto power that there is going to be a serious backlash next year [in the midterms].”
Ryun and Crockett’s solution to retake power: individual action.
“For the left it [politics] is their religion … and the administrative state is their holy of holies by which they will actually bring nirvana and utopia here on Earth,” Ryun said. To contest this, conservatives “have to meet these religious zealots with our own passion.”
“If you think that some cavalry is going to come charging over the hill to save you I have a memo for you: they’re not,” Ryun told the audience. He believes that grassroots activism, not reliance on establishment powers, is the key to restoring free and fair elections. “The people who are going to save you are sitting next to you … look in the mirror,” he said.
“You have to decide that over the next 18 months you’re going to go above and beyond what you’ve done in the past… your challenge is to go home and think about what am I prepared to do going foreword,” Ryun added.
Answering this call may involve becoming an election judge, making efforts to register conservative voters, lobbying local legislators, or running for local office, he said.
“Republicans focus on campaigns but Democrats focus on elections,” Crockett observed, underscoring the importance she places on reestablishing control of voting.
Closing on a high note, Ryun encouraged the audience: “There is no final victory in politics but we can get the high ground and we can hold the high ground for generations and we can have a golden age.”