Donald Trump supporters baffled and divided over his claim that Republicans won't vote in 2022 or 2024
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio on June 26, 2021. AP Photo / Tony Dejak
Donald Trump said his supporters would not vote in future elections unless the GOP backed allegations of election fraud.
On social media, his supporters disagree on whether to follow his advice.
"Donald Trump is doing everything possible to hurt the Republicans' chances in 2022," one wrote.
Former President Donald Trump's supporters are divided over his remarks that Republicans will not vote in the 2022 or 2024 elections unless the Republican Party supports his allegations of electoral fraud.
"If we don't clear up the 2020 presidential election fraud (which we've documented thoroughly and conclusively), Republicans won't vote in '22 or '24," Trump said in a statement emailed to his supporters on Wednesday.
"It's the most important thing Republicans have to do," he said.
Since leaving office in January, Trump has continued to uphold the baseless claim that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of Joe Biden.
In several Pro-Trump and QAnon Telegram channels, MAGA supporters have argued over whether to follow his advice.
"Donald Trump is doing everything possible to hurt the Republicans' chances in 2022," an account called Trump Supporters wrote on Telegram.
"Donald Trump is supposedly a Republican. But he has shown time and again - both in the White House and now outside - that he cares little about helping the party and its other candidates," they said.
According to Newsweek, another Telegram user wrote, “But what if we don't vote? Will the evil cabal stay in power forever? Do you just appoint more of them? What???"
"Not voting is not only what Marxists want, it is also stupid, no matter how manipulated the system is," wrote another user, according to the outlet.
However, other users rushed to his defense and agreed with Trump's stance of putting pressure on the Republican Party.
"We shouldn't vote until the electoral process is right. Just waste our time on another farce!" one user wrote.
"Why waste the effort on something that is against us. Shake the RNC at its core, voters will not cast votes for them," said another Telegram user.
Others disagreed. "If we don't show up and vote, it's like surrender. Everyone has to go to the Poles in person," said one user.
Cas Mudde, a professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia, recently told Insider that Trump's threat was "mostly a power game."
"He wants to stay at the center of GOP politics and prevent the party from going on without him," said Mudde.
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