Republican National Convention Sharply Contrasts the Republican and Democratic Vision for the United States
iVoterGuide Will Release Presidential Voter Guide for the General Election on September 4
August 31, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas— This year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) began in an “unconventional” way last Sunday, with the release of President Donald Trump’s second-term agenda, a set of “core priorities for a second term under the banner of ‘Fighting for You!’”
The Republican National Committee voted unanimously to support this agenda in lieu of adopting a new party platform for this election cycle. This means the party will forgo implementing a new party platform until the 2024 convention, according to the Resolution Regarding the Republican Party Platform.
Reflecting on last week’s RNC, iVoterGuide President, Debbie Wuthnow, said, “As the Republican convention concluded, Americans were shown a clear contrast between where the Trump/Pence and Biden/Harris administrations would take America.”
That is fortunate, because Republicans’ goal heading into the RNC was to recast the story of Trump’s presidency – to present the 2020 election as a choice between Trump’s vision for America’s future (with the president as the protector of religious freedom and the nation’s workers) and the vision presented by Joe Biden, with a Democratic party seeking to dismantle and destroy all that Americans hold dear.
President Trump’s closing speech Thursday night on the South Lawn of the White House best summarized this difference:
“Your vote will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists, agitators, and criminals who threaten our citizens,” Trump said. “And this election will decide whether we will defend the American way of life or whether we allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it.”
The RNC marked a crucial moment for Trump, since, heading into the Convention, only 23% of Americans thought the country was heading in the right direction, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Although initial reactions to the RNC are positive, it remains to be seen what long-term impact the RNC will have on this opinion. In the meantime, it is up to voters to continue to educate themselves to be as informed as possible for this crucial election.
“Now that the national party conventions have concluded and the focus shifts to which candidate the voters will choose, iVoterGuide wants voters to know that on September 4, we will be releasing our Presidential voter guide for the General Election, researching both Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates,” says Wuthnow. “With iVoterGuide, voters can see a side-by-side comparison of the top of each party’s ticket and decide which best represents your values.”
And, while the focus at the conventions was on the Presidential candidates, let’s not forget that each voter will have many races further down that ballot to vote for as well.
“iVoterGuide provides factual data for voters to base their decisions on candidate actions rather than words and promises, not just for President, but for U.S. Senate, Congress, and even statewide and state legislative candidates in 20 states,” says Wuthnow.
“A critical question iVoterGuide helps voters answer is, “What have those who have been entrusted with power as an elected official done with that authority in the time they have possessed it?”
iVoterGuide is your one-stop resource for candidate ratings and election information in 2020. From a Christian and conservative perspective. iVoterGuide’s expert researchers give you an in-depth analysis—and overall rating—for about 8,000 candidates in 3,500 races. In addition, iVoterGuide gives you election dates, registration deadlines, and polling locations. iVoterGuide has the information you need to vote wisely. Use iVoterGuide to identify candidates on your ballot that share your values, and will help restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise and traditional American values. Learn more at iVoterGuide.com.
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