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Mail-In Voting May Actually Favor Republicans

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In a number of states, mail-in voting is particularly popular among older and rural voters, who tend to favor Republicans. “We did it principally to encourage seniors and winter visitors who re-registered [in Arizona] to vote,” Coughlin told me. “His base and Republicans are much better at returning ballots” by mail.

In Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac County, the local GOP chairman, Rohn Bishop, took the rare step of snapping back at the president on Twitter last week, replying to one of Trump’s all-caps diatribes about voting by mail with a rant of his own: “THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT MAIL IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE,” Bishop wrote. “IN FACT, WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT TO HELP OFFSET THE DEMOCRATS EARLY VOTING ADVANTAGES.”

“I kind of screamed at my computer,” Bishop told me when I reached him by phone. 

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Which could lean one to suspect that Trump's attempts to obstruct mail-in voting, even when the GOP tries to fix it, is just more of The Manchurian President's never-ending crusade to sow chaos here at Putin's direction...

Charlie Sykes to The Guardian: "Who needs Vladimir Putin when we have Donald Trump? If you were Vladimir Putin and you wanted to disrupt this election, what would you do? You'd spread disinformation. You'd make people doubt the legitimacy of the vote. You'd peddle conspiracy theories and you might want to mess with mail-in voting. That's all happening without him. Our president is doing that."

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