RNC Chairman says: “Trump supporters want to vote in person, don’t trust the postal voting system: ‘Surge Coming’ on election day.


As early votes are cast in record numbers in the upcoming parliamentary elections, statistics show that significantly fewer registered Republicans have already cast their votes compared to registered Democrats. Ronna McDaniel, the chairperson of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said this was due to fundamental doubts about the legitimacy of the postal vote among a large proportion of GOP voters.

During an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS News on Sunday morning on the “Face the Nation” program, McDaniel said that a “wave” of Republican voters were expected to cast their votes on election day.

“COVID has changed things so much that it has drawn many Democratic Election Day voters into this category of absentee and early voting,” McDaniel said, acknowledging the increased turnout for early and early voting this year as leaders stress the importance of security during the new coronavirus pandemic.

Many states have expanded access to postal votes to encourage people to cast their votes without having to stand in line at the polls, while encouraging individuals to cast their votes in person at early voting locations to reduce Tuesday’s traffic jams.

However, as the early voting figures show, McDaniel Brennan said during Sunday’s interview that “Republicans want to vote in person on Election Day and cast their votes this way.

If voters are so enthusiastic about @realdonaldTrump, why haven’t they voted yet? @GOPChairwoman tells @margbrennan that voter polls show that âthey really want to vote personally” and cites distrust of the #mailinballot system pic.twitter.com/Ig43IuwVix

– Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 1, 2020

“We feel very strongly that an increase [in Republican votes]is imminent on election day,” the GOP chair added. McDaniel told “Face the Nation” several times during her appearance that registered Republicans will vote on November 3 because they “really want to vote in person.

“They want to make sure that their vote counts. They do not fully trust the postal voting system, and therefore… they have made that very clear,” McDaniel continued.

For months, President Donald Trump has falsely claimed that widespread participation in postal voting would lead to electoral fraud, and early voting statistics show that the Democratic ballots-both postal and personal-before Election Day far outnumber the votes cast by Republicans.

McDaniel did not explain why these Republican voters could distinguish between personal voting at early polling stations and personal voting at polling stations on election day. In a subsequent statement sent to Tekk.tv, RNC National Press Secretary Mandi Merritt included early voting in her comments on Republican participation.

“Our voters are highly motivated by their enthusiasm for President Trump and will vote – many simply prefer to vote either by early voting or personally on election day,” Merritt said in the statement.

Sunday’s U.S. Election Project updated ballots show that about 7 million more Democrats than Republicans have already voted. Of the 11.4 million personally cast ballots, about 4.8 million were cast by Republicans, while 4.07 million were cast by Democrats.

McDaniel also responded to comments by U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican, about an observed aversion to President Donald Trump among suburban voters. In September, Crenshaw told Politico that conservative voters, who would normally support a Republican presidential candidate, would be reluctant to do so in this election cycle because “they definitely do not want to vote for Donald Trump.

“They have their own reasons for this. It’s personal for them,” Crenshaw said.

In addition to the lack of support he pointed to among Conservatives in the general electorate, many Republican leaders have publicly supported the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, as have some Republican women.

In response to Crenshaw’s interview comments on Sunday, McDaniel suggested that individuals should vote for a presidential candidate based on the candidate’s politics, not on personal opinions about their character.

When asked for comments from @RepDanCrenshaw, who said the lack of suburban support for @realDonaldTrump was due to a âpersonal dislike,â explained @GOPChairw to @margbrennan: âIf you don’t like someone, how will they govern?â pic.twitter.com/OWrB6Aa6bJ

– Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 1, 2020

Updated at 14:27 ET to include the Merritt statement….


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