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Faith voters will ‘decide this election,’ according to prominent GOP members

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Washington DC – Republican leaders say Democrats are targeting people of faith and are urging voters of faith to turn out to vote in November’s election.

Fox News Digital spoke with prominent members of the Republican Party at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Path to the Majority” conference in Washington, D.C., about the role faith-based voters will play in the upcoming election.

“They play a big role, a crucial role,” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, told Fox News Digital. “The Republican Party cannot be in the majority without voters of faith. And they’re going to decide this election, so we need them to vote.”

Tulsi Gabbard, a former Hawaii congresswoman and finalist for former President Donald Trump’s vice presidential nomination, said Democrats are “trying to erase God from every aspect of our public life.”

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Senator Josh Hawley speaks to Fox News Digital at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Path to the Majority Conference in Washington, DC

Senator Josh Hawley speaks to Fox News Digital at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Path to the Majority Conference in Washington, DC (Fox News Digital)

“We will play an important role at a time when the Biden-Harris administration and the Democratic Party elite have a long history of being fundamentally opposed to freedom, including religious freedom, and threatening people’s faith and spirituality,” Gabbard told Fox.

“When we look back at the events that took place a few years ago, we can see how it has escalated to a much higher level — abuse of power, attacks on people of faith and, unfortunately, Democrats trying to erase God from every aspect of our public life. Now is the time for people of faith, people of spirit to stand up and protect this fundamental, God-given right and stop those who would take it away from us.”

President Trump delivered the keynote speech at the event hosted by the major Christian grassroots organization as part of his ongoing outreach to voters of faith, who make up a large segment of the Republican electorate.

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“This is a time for people of faith to stand up, speak out, and be active in the public square, in the marketplace of ideas and, of course, in the November election,” said Daniel Cameron, a former Kentucky attorney general. “The more Christians we get involved in this campaign, the higher my voter turnout will be.”

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spoke about how faith-based voters will play a role in the 2024 election.

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spoke about how faith-based voters will play a role in the 2024 election. (Fox News Digital)

Arizona Senate candidate Kali Lake told Fox in November that Christian and Jewish communities are fighting for their First Amendment rights.

“I think this is going to be a big deal. I mean, there’s a lot of stuff going on that goes against our morals and our beliefs. Christians and Jews and people of all religions are starting to realize that we have a unique right, called the First Amendment, which is the freedom to practice the religion that we choose,” Lake said in an interview. “If we see the Constitution being torn apart, then we don’t have that right anymore. This is the last bastion of religious freedom in this country, and we have to protect it and defend it.”

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said faith-based voters “are going to play a big role in this election.”

Arizona Senate candidate Kali Lake speaks to Fox voters "Please save this great country where religious freedom is guaranteed."

Arizona Senate candidate Kali Lake told Fox that voters “need to help save this great country where we have religious freedom.” (Fox News Digital)

Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., also pointed out that “voters of faith have a duty and a responsibility to come together and go vote, and that will make all the difference in the world.”

Republicans also said their faith is central to their political philosophy.

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“In the environment that I grew up in, we weren’t raised to talk about politics. We were raised to talk about what’s right, what’s wrong, what’s fair, what’s unfair, and ultimately what God said about it,” Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson told Fox News Digital about his faith. “We learned those beliefs before we even talked about politics, before we even knew what a Republican or a Democrat was. So while those beliefs have shaped me as an adult, those issues have shaped me since I was a child.”