Republicans tried to “rig” the outcome of the election by limiting early voting opportunities and by limiting who shows up at the polls, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said this morning during an appearance on C-Span.
“We have run circles around them because of our very strong and effective ground game,” Wasserman Schultz said regarding early voter turnout. “Just yesterday, we had major records in terms of Democrats going in to vote in counties around the state of Florida.
“The same is true in states across the country.”
Yet, Romney supporters beg to differ, telling The Daily Caller that the Obama team’s early voting strategy will run dry on Election Day and that Republicans are more energized than Democrats this time around.
Wasserman Schultz charged that Republicans have tried limiting early voting because they “cannot win on the merits” and that this has particularly energized Hispanic and black voters to show up and vote for the Democrats.
Mitt Romney’s decision to go into states such as Pennsylvania that Republicans have not won in presidential cycles since the 1980s at the last minute shows his desperation, Wasserman Schultz said.
The DNC chairwoman was particularly bold when she asserted, contrary to the opinions of many observers that Democrats will fail in their attempt to retake the House of Representatives.
“I think that we have enough races in play … where there are resources and ground game that the numbers are there … so that if we get the kind of Election Day that we are prepared for, that we can take the House back,” Wasserman Schultz said.
Republicans likely will hold their majority although they will likely lose a few seats in the House, according to “Sabato’s Crystal Ball“.