'Get out the evangelical vote' wasn't in vain: Jeffress
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)
Even though the jury's still out on the final results of the presidential election, it's clear that evangelicals were a big part of the historic election turnout on November 3.
Ralph Reed of Faith & Freedom Coalition says his group worked overtime to bring out the evangelical vote. They knocked on 5.2 million doors, made 10 million phone calls, and distributed 30 million voter guides. How did it pay off? According to Reed, citing exit polling, evangelicals comprised 28% of the electorate – or in other words, about nine million more than came out in 2016. (See related video below)
Presidential advisor Dr. Robert Jeffress says regardless of the outcome, evangelicals should be commended for being a large part of the turnout.
"We have to congratulate Ralph Reed and the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Jason Yates and My Faith Votes, and other organizations that did a tremendous job in motivating evangelicals to turn out and to vote their convictions," Jeffress tells OneNewsNow.
And regarding the results, Jeffress claims there's been some inaccurate reporting that the president has conceded the election. Not so, says the Southern Baptist pastor. He says that while it appears at present that Joe Biden has the upper hand, "I fully support President Trump's right to contest any state, any vote. I believe that's a key to unity in the nation."
According to what Jeffress hears from the White House, spirits are still up. "I talked to the vice president fairly recently, and he said they're doing well and they appreciate of Americans who are for them," he adds.
And if America does end up with a President Joe Biden – which Jeffress emphasizes remains an "if" …
"[Then] we certainly need to pray for him. We ought to pray that he does the right thing, that he upholds religious liberty, and that he supports the life of the unborn," says Jeffress. "If he succeeds [in that], then all of America succeeds."
In the video below, Ralph Reed shares that he and his organization remain "cautiously optimistic" that, in the end, President Trump will gain a second term in the White House.
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