RNLA's blog covered a wide variety of topics in 2020. We hope you enjoy this recap of the top 5 blog posts of 2020!
ICYMI: "RNLA's Top Blog Posts of 2020: Part 1" can be read here.
5. IN MEMORIAM: RNLA FOUNDING CHAIR BOB HORN (3/2/2020)
"Robert Horn was known as a leading light in the Republican legal community for decades. As the Founding Chairman of the RNLA, Bob was a tireless advocate for election integrity and the fight for a conservative judiciary. I also want to recognize Bob for his work on behalf of the RNC over the years, particularly his service as parliamentarian and counsel during several national conventions. We will greatly miss Bob but will remember with fondness his many contributions to the Republican Party.”
-RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
4. DEMOCRATS DESTROY EMERGENCY RELIEF BILL FOR POLITICS (3/23/2020)
Shame on you, Speaker Pelosi. At a time when Americans were coming together, she blew up the bipartisan coronavirus relief package for her legislative desires.
Senate spends all weekend negotiating a bipartisan deal. Agreement reached. Pelosi flies in from California, whips out her unrelated “wishlist,” and says no. Senate Democrats then vote against proceeding on a bill they negotiated.— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) March 22, 2020
3. 4TH CIRCUIT REVERSES LOWER COURT & UPHOLDS NC VOTER ID LAW (12/7/2020)
Last week, a 4th Circuit panel reversed a District Court decision that struck down North Carolina's voter ID law. The law requires voters to present a valid photo ID to vote in-person or by absentee ballot. As reported by the Washington Post:
The 4th Circuit’s ruling reverses a district court decision that said North Carolina’s 2018 photo ID law would probably have a disproportionate effect on African American voters in the state. The identification requirement had been blocked by federal and state judges, and it did not apply in the November election in which Trump won North Carolina.
The law remains blocked while the separate state case is pending; the federal litigation will also continue.
In its opinion, the court wrote:
[W]e reverse because of the fundamental legal errors that permeate the opinion—the flipping of the burden of proof and the failure to provide the presumption of legislative good faith—that irrevocably affected its outcome. We therefore hold that the district court abused its discretion in issuing the preliminary injunction.
Desperate to stay relevant, The Lincoln Project has adopted yet another liberal strategy: harassing people who disagree with them. Following the example of Rep. Maxine Waters' calls to harass Republicans going about their everyday lives, The Lincoln Project has called for harassment of individual lawyers and large law firms representing President Trump in election litigation.
The Lincoln Project started by targeting Jones Day and Porter Wright, which are representing President Trump in Pennsylvania. RNLA's Vice President for Election Education Ron Hicks and his colleagues at Porter Wright are leaders of the Trump Pennsylvania legal team (along with former RNLA Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Chair Linda Kerns), and the firm has received threats for its representation.
And coming in at #1...
1. Republicans Want Every Legal Vote to Count (11/9/2020)
And lest we forget that one of the most prominent voices telling President Trump to concede is former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who never conceded to Governor Brian Kemp.
The irony will not be lost on the American people.
Thank you for following the RNLA blog this year. See you is 2021!