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Opinion: GOP war on mail ballots may backfire

New York Daily News, April 20, 2020 (Opinion)

April 20, 2020

Opinion: GOP war on mail ballots may backfire

Rick Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science writes, “There are signs from Wisconsin that Republican efforts to make it harder to vote in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic are backfiring in two ways. First, suppressive efforts are firing up Democrats to come out and vote. As the New York Times reported, Democrats voted in large numbers in a highly contested state Supreme Court race — and a less contested Democratic presidential primary. Second, suppressive efforts are making it harder for some staunch Republican voters and Trump supporters, particularly in rural areas, to cast their ballots.”