American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) CEO Lisa Nelson tells a group at the Council for National Policy that ALEC is working with three GOP attorneys to strategize paths “that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.” The comments come during a session at a CNP conference taking place February 27-29 in Dana Point, California. Members of the Trump administration and at least one member of Congress attend the event.
Nelson is referring to the work of ALEC’s secret “Political Process Working Group,” which was established in August and last met as recently as December. The group’s primary objective appears to be establishing legal methods for interfering in the 2020 election.
Many of the sessions during the three-day event focus on the 2020 election, with multiple meetings to discuss convincing women to support Donald Trump.
We do not know everyone who attends the event, but there are some familiar names listed on the agenda: Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Trump economic adviser Arthur “Art” Laffer, Trump legal assistant Paul Teller, and Trump campaign communications director Marc Lotter.
In one session at the conference, participants discuss the power vote-by-mail could have in hurting Trump’s re-election chances and Republican campaigns for years to come.
During another session, one speaker lays out a plan to get veterans and police to sign up as poll workers in districts with a large minority population.
Donald Trump takes that plan a step further when he threatens to send off-duty police to polling stations.
Council for National Policy
The Council for National Policy is a highly secretive right-wing extremist group that works in tandem with public figures and less secretive organizations to donate to and draft policies for Republican politicians. For example, if a Republican candidate does not have a problem with same-sex marriage, the CNP might make sure they change that position.
Trump File first mentioned the CNP when detailing the group’s involvement in anti-lockdown protests and influence on the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Months later, CNP members orchestrated “Stop The Steal” and “March for Trump” events that became a battle cry for far-right fascist groups like the Proud Boys to take to the streets of Washington, DC.
Update: We now have a list of over 1,000 members of the Council for National Policy.
For Reference Purposes
Organizations with speakers on the agenda: PragerU, Media Research Center, Alliance Defending Freedom, Institute for Free Speech, Save Our States, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (Robert Epstein), ACT for America, True the Vote, Election Law Reform Initiative, Heritage Foundation, Internet Accountability Project, Susan B. Anthony List, First Liberty Institute, Forecasts & Strategies, FreedomFest, Rappahannock Ventures (CNP President William “Bill” Walton), Project for Economic Growth, United In Purpose, Rebecca Hagelin Communications, Eagle Forum, FreedomWorks, Students for Life of America, Independent Women’s Forum, Concerned Women for America, Slavic401k, Center for Religious Schools, Center for Legislative Advocacy, Priests for Life, Lewis Group International, and Calvary Temple of India.
Sponsors of the event: Lindsey Communications, Persecution Project, and Timothy Partners / Timothy Plan.
Documented – Questioning the Validity of the Election (Archived)
Document Cloud – February CNP Agenda
The Intercept (Archived)