NPR (Audio): The RNC wants Republicans to embrace early voting. Trump’s rhetoric makes it tough
NPR (Audio): The RNC wants Republicans to embrace early voting. Trump's rhetoric makes it tough
Jay Heck, the executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin, said he thinks that Republicans lost recent state Supreme Court elections and a recent gubernatorial election partly because of their voters’ aversion to early voting.
“There is, I think, a realization on the part of some of them that they had better begin to do the things that progressives and Democrats are doing to turn out the vote if they want to carry the state for Trump or if they want to win a gubernatorial election in the near future,” he said.
Heck also predicts there will be a lot of “tension” within the party over early and mail voting as November gets closer.
“I think there’s going to be, if not an outright rupture, at least some pretty serious words back and forth between Republicans who are trying to encourage early voting and then those who just claim that early votes and absentee votes are all fraudulent,” he said. “So it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.”
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