Voting, for many Democrats, will be harder then ever this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Liberals are scared to go to the voting booths in November. Donald Trump has frequently the vote by mail process via Twitter and in person. Hand selected Postmaster General Louie DeJoy has also disrupted the postal system.
Clear thinking Republicans, though, realize that many of their voters will be worried about voting in person. One of these people is Kevin McCarthy. According to a new report from Axios, McCarthy is worried that Trump’s opposition to absentee ballots could cost the party bit this election season.
The House Minority Leader told Alayna Treene that Trump’s frequent mail attacks could “screw” the GOP this fall. “We could lose based on that,” the California congressman continued.
The Republican leader also outlined how important the senior citizen vote is to both parties. “I tried to show him … you know who is most afraid of COVID.” he said. “And if they’re not going to go vote, period, we’re screwed.”
Trump’s messaging on voting by mail changes depending on if the state is important to his electoral college chances. In Florida, for instance, the President says that mail-in ballots are ok. He tweeted in August, “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True. Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.