The RNC hires election denier Christina Bobb as a 'senior counsel for election integrity'


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  • The RNC hired pro-Trump attorney Christina Bobb as 'senior counsel for election integrity.'
  • Bobb has spread false claims about the validity of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory.
  • Bobb's appointment comes as part of a vast restructuring of the Republican National Committee.
A pro-Trump attorney who spread false theories about the legitimacy of the 2020 election has been hired by the Republican National Committee as senior counsel in a newly formed "election integrity" unit.

Christina Bobb said on X that she was "honored to be a part of the new team at the RNC," sharing a link to The Washington Post, which first reported the news.

Bobb's new role at the RNC comes as part of a restructuring that aligns the committee ever closer to Trump, including with the appointment of his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, as cochair.

In a Fox News clip that Bobb re-shared on Truth Social, Lara Trump outlined the committee's new "Election Integrity Division," saying: "We have to ensure that when people go vote, they feel like their vote counts.

She added: "We can never allow what happened in 2020 and the questions surrounding that election to ever happen again."

Bobb has long claimed that the 2020 election was stolen, including in her book "Stealing Your Vote: The Inside Story of the 2020 Election and What It Means for 2024."

She pushed this message both as an attorney for Donald Trump and in her former role as an on-air presenter for the far-right One America News network.

In 2021, Bobb was named in a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against the network, as one of the presenters involved in spreading false claims.

Bobb also used her role at OAN to help raise more than $600,000 for an "audit" of the election process in Maricopa County, Arizona. The audit confirmed that Joe Biden won the state.

Despite this, pollsters found that the much-publicized effort had reinforced public doubt in election integrity.

Bobb also worked with Rudy Giuliani in the fake electors scheme aimed at overturning the electoral college in Trump's favor, as CNN reported.

This is now a pivotal aspect of Special Counsel Jack Smith's election obstruction case against the former president. Bobb has not been accused of any crimes.

Aside from her efforts to undermine the 2020 election, Bobb was also involved in defending Trump following the 2022 raid of Mar-a-Lago.

In 2022, as officials sought to retrieve classified documents from Trump's Florida home, Bobb signed a statement saying that a "diligent search" had been conducted and all materials returned to the US government — which turned out not to be true.


Lara Trump aims to add another election denier to the Republican National Committee​

On Thursday, RNC co-chair Lara Trump announced she hopes to hire Scott Presler, a conservative activist who has shared QAnon messages on social media, organized "anti-Sharia law" protests and appeared outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, to lead the party’s so-called “legal ballot harvesting” initiative — essentially a get-out-the-vote effort aimed at getting Republicans to vote early in person and make sure they return their mail ballots.

(The bizarre turn of phrase here comes because Republicans have long argued that "ballot harvesting" is — or at least, should be — illegal, but now that they are playing catch-up to Democrats on early voting, they need to finesse the fact that they want to do it too.)

Why is this good for Democrats? Because it's a sign that the RNC is increasingly staffing up with a team of B-level (or worse) staffers who are more focused on spouting conspiracy theories and getting internet clout than actually doing the grueling, substantive work of winning an election.

USA Today explained Presler's M.O. early last year, when he visited Pennsylvania in anticipation of elections in the state last fall.

The outlet reported:

Presler, a former chairman of the “Gays for Trump” organization, is one of the most vocal proponents for mail-in voting in the conservative movement. He was one of the most prominent critics of ousted RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel (who also backed mail-in voting), and members of the ultraconservative group Turning Point USA have suggested his get-out-the-vote efforts should be a model for the Republican Party as a whole. Presler, for example, frequently touts his strategy for winning over Black voters (which appears to be, simply, pitting them against immigrants) despite having little success to show for it. And that underscores what's likely to be a major problem if he's put in charge of the RNC's voter outreach: his track record.

Presler is known more for political stunts than substantive election victories. He’s made a habit of visiting various states to assist with highly public campaigns that, in many cases, don’t end up going in Republicans’ favor. Ahead of a crucial election in February that could have flipped Pennsylvania’s state house to Republicans, he visited and attempted to mobilize voters for a candidate who ultimately went on to lose. Philly GOPers were pretty demoralized after that loss. And in a similarly high-stakes campaign last year, Presler threw his support behind failed Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly. He’s also a staunch backer of Arizona gubernatorial election-loser Kari Lake.

Presler being given a high-profile position in the RNC would be the latest sign that Turning Point USA and its affiliates are in total control of the Trump-branded Republican Party. And while that may serve each of them quite well personally, evidence suggests it’s bound to hurt the GOP’s electoral chances come November.

New RNC lawyer is an 'unguided missile' who specializes in 'evidence-free suits': GOP Election Lawyer expert

Christina Bobb, the conspiracy theory-peddling former anchor at One America News who was recently hired as an "election integrity" attorney at the Republican National Committee, is being described in highly unfavorable terms by a longtime Republican election lawyer.

In an interview with the Washington Post, attorney Benjamin Ginsberg said that Bobb was an "unguided missile" whose actions were likely to hurt the credibility of both the RNC and American elections in general.

In particular, Ginsberg raised the possibility that Bobb would file frivolous "voter fraud" claims with little chance of success solely with the goal of riling up Republican voters.

“If more evidence-free lawsuits are filed based only on the belief that the other side is rigging the election, it will be increasingly difficult for whoever wins to actually govern,” he said.

The Post notes that Bobb, during her tenure as an OAN anchor, was front and center in terms of promoting bogus election claims.

"Bobb worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes to undermine Biden’s win in 2020," writes the Post. "In Arizona, she helped Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani arrange a meeting that aired false assertions of mass election fraud and later promoted a review of 1.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county that election experts widely discredited as unreliable."