Lara Trump says she wants to hire QAnon conspiracy theorist Scott Presler to work for the RNC 

Trump: “I think he's fantastic”

Lara Trump, who was recently elected as co-chair to the Republican National Committee, said on March 14 that she is interested in hiring right-wing influencer, QAnon conspiracy theorist, and “Stop the Steal” organizer Scott Presler for the RNC's “legal ballot harvesting division.”

Presler has previously promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory dozens of times on Instagram and was present at the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, Presler has worked for Act for America, an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has described as an “anti-Muslim hate group.”

In January, Presler appeared on former Trump strategist Steve Bannon's War Room podcast to attack then-RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.

Presler is not the only far-right figure to be aligned with Trump's new RNC. Pro-Trump attorney Christina Bobb, formerly of OAN, was recently hired by the organization as “senior counsel for election integrity.”

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Citation From the March 14, 2024, edition of TENET Media's In The Arena   

LARA TRUMP (GUEST): There are millions of people. I'm gonna say 75 million-plus Americans who still are like, what the hell happened in 2020? They didn't get any answers. They all wanted us to move on, but they all feel like something was awry, something was amiss. Because let's be honest, 81 million people were not so inspired by a guy campaigning out of his basement who could barely string two sentences together. They said, we're gonna come out big for this guy. Absolutely not. No one believes that.

So at the RNC, it is something that we're taking incredibly seriously. We have the first ever election integrity division. This is an entire wing of the building dedicated solely to that. So how do you do that? Right now, you just talked about a lawsuit we have in Michigan. We have in 23 states, 78 lawsuits single-handedly to address this issue to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat in 2024. We know about all the states who illegally changed their voting laws in 2020 under the guise of COVID. It flips some of those back round, but it also adds an extra layer of protection on top of that.

In addition, we now have the ability to train poll workers. These are not just poll watchers, people who physically stand in a polling location and kind of look around and maybe might be able to see something. These are people, Benny, who get to handle a ballot, who can count the ballots coming in and the ballots going out so they know what the numbers should be at the end of the day.

On top of that, we are also hiring and we are asking for volunteer attorneys all across this country, we want you in a polling location near you every single minute that there is voting going on because we want to be able to address a problem immediately, in real-time. We cannot wait until it's too late. We also have to strike the fear of God in people who would ultimately be cheating in this capacity. If you are a person who is paid to cheat, do not do it because we will come after you, the full extent of the law will be laid on you, we will prosecute the hell out of you. It's not worth it, don't do it.

But we also have to start thinking about things like legal ballot harvesting. Something we've never embraced as a party. We're going to start doing it now. I'm going to have a call very soon with Scott Presler who is an amazing vote register, he has registered so many people in this country. I think he's fantastic. I want him on our legal ballot harvesting division.

We also have to embrace early voting, Benny. I know we want one day of voting in this country. It doesn't exist right now. We've got to bank enough votes going into November 5th that we're not playing catch up on Election Day. We need to swamp the system so it doesn't matter how many 3 AM drops they have or suitcases filled with ballots. There will be no question on the night of November 5th that Donald Trump is elected as the 47th president.