GOP takes voter registration effort to gas stations, hoping to turn outrage to political muscle

Effort comes after outraged motorists began placing decals on gas pumps nationwide blaming Joe Biden for high prices. 

Updated: March 20, 2022 - 10:39pm

Republicans are hoping to turn the highest gas prices in American history under Joe Biden into a political bonanza, launching a nationwide voter registration effort at gas stations in hopes of re-capturing Congress in the fall election.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced the effort Sunday after an experiment over the weekend in Arizona.

"Don't like the #BidenGasHike? Vote! Republicans are coming to gas stations nationwide to register voters!" McDaniel tweeted.

The RNC held three voter-registration drives Saturday near gas stations in Phoenix in hopes of turning rising fuel prices into a political cudgel against Democrats and their Green New Deal. 

"Arizonans are frustrated with paying the record-high gas prices we've seen recently, this is an issue that affects almost every single Arizonan," explained Ben Petersen, the RNC's Arizona spokesperson.

"There’s no doubt that everyone is feeling the pain at the pump, so a gas station right now may be the very best possible place for one of our volunteers to have a conversation with someone and get someone signed up to vote." 

The RNC campaign comes about a week after outraged motorists began placing decals on gas pumps nationwide blaming the president for high prices. 

The decal shows a finger-pointing Biden, with the words "I did that!" in big, bold print.