With President Trump’s poll numbers slipping, a group of the president’s former campaign aides is beginning an effort to encourage new voters in parts of the country that supported him in the election, and to stop what they contend are illegal votes in Democratic areas. The former aides are starting a group called Look Ahead America to identify “disaffected” rural and working-class Americans who either do not vote or are not on the voter rolls, in order to register and mobilize them ahead of future elections, according to a prospectus being distributed to possible donors. Look Ahead America also seeks to discourage or invalidate “fraudulent” votes by deploying poll watchers with cameras, and through what it called a forensic voter fraud investigation to identify “votes cast in the names of the deceased, by illegal immigrants or non-citizens,” according to the prospectus, which was shared with The New York Times.
The group is the brainchild of two people who initially helped run the data team for Mr. Trump’s campaign, Matt Braynard and Witold Chrabaszcz.
They are rolling out Look Ahead America in a series of private meetings in Washington this week with conservative leaders and activists, including those gathered Wednesday morning for a weekly meeting of influential conservatives convened by the anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist.
Mr. Braynard and Mr. Chrabaszcz will be joined in the organization by a former regional coordinator for the Trump campaign, Andrew Stempki, and a board of directors including about 30 former campaign field staffers and state coordinators.