RNC Pulls Offer from Election Activist Scott Presler to Lead ‘Ballot Harvesting’ Effort

Election activist Scott Presler is reportedly not getting the job that many conservatives hoped he would at the RNC: Leading a state-by-state legal “ballot harvesting” operation to get potential voters registered and equipped to mail-in vote for Donald Trump in the critical 2024 presidential election race.

NBC is reporting in a hostile and dishonest piece calling Presler a “conspiracy theorist” that he won’t be given the position, which would balance out the scales against the Democratic Party’s sweeping and well-organized ballot-harvesting and GOTV operations.

An RNC spokesperson told NBC that Presler will be a “valuable voice to the RNC” but will not become a direct employee as he “remains focused on his nonprofit.” Presler runs an organization called Early Vote Action that was founded to “organize & mobilize Republicans to vote early.”

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump and newly-installed RNC co-chair, endorsed Presler’s efforts, but did not deny NBC’s reporting.

“Scott Presler has shown what a single individual can accomplish when it comes to activating voters across the country,” she said. “I look forward to having his support as both of our organizations share the same goal of getting our friends and neighbors out to vote in this crucial election.”

Lara Trump recently expressed interest in employing Presler for the ballot harvesting operation last week.

“I’m going to have a call very soon with Scott Presler who … has registered so many people in this country. I think he’s fantastic. I want him on our legal ballot harvesting division,” she told conservative influencer Benny Johnson.

Alex Floyd, the Democratic National Committee’s rapid response director, smeared Presler in a statement last week, which was echoed by NBC’s headline stating that he spread “conspiracy theories.”

“Scott Presler is an election-denying conspiracy theorist, which just makes him par for the course in terms of new major RNC staff hires,” Floyd said.

NBC did not note the hundreds of times prominent Democratic voices have denied the results of elections they did not win.

The Politics Brief has reached out directly to Presler to get the full story and will update accordingly.

By Melinda Davies
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