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Trump’s Attacks on Early Voting May Have Hurt Republicans in the Midterms

  • GOP strategists say Republicans are suppressing their own vote
  • Snowstorms, glitches hampered Republican turnout last week

Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks on expanding access to voting hampered Republican turnout efforts in the midterm elections, potentially costing the GOP in key states like Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

As Trump announced his third presidential campaign earlier this week, he finished with a promise to end the voting practices that were made more available during the pandemic, such as mail-in ballots and longer early voting periods, part of his false narrative that widespread fraud cost him re-election in 2020.