RNC registers voters at gas stations

An Asheboro gas station with high gas prices taken on March 7, 2022. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

CHARLOTTE — The Republican National Committee kicked off a nationwide voter registration initiative by registering voters at gas stations across Mecklenburg County. 

The initiative in three states: North Carolina, Arizona, and Florida, comes as gas prices hit some of their highest levels ever recorded. 

The average American household will potentially be forced to spend as much as an additional $2,000 on gas according to data from AAA Carolinas. 

AAA Carolinas data shows the highest levels of a gallon of gas and diesel were recorded on March 11, 2022. The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $4.19 and diesel was $5.12. 

Republicans say that President Joe Biden has “worked to end American energy independence on Day 1” by canceling the Keystone pipeline, issuing a moratorium on new oil and gas permits on federal lands, green lighting the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, opposing sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the U.S. Senate, and rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. 

“Republicans know that every time North Carolinians are going to the gas station, they are reminded of Biden’s disastrous energy policies that have caused the Biden Gas Hike. That’s why the RNC is meeting voters at the source of the pain — the gas pump — and offering them an alternative future by voting Republican this November,” said RNC spokeswoman Alex Nolley. 

The Biden administration has attempted to pin the blame for higher gas prices and inflation on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.