President Donald Trump’s preoccupation with deterring mail-in voting could harm his own re-election chances, as well as those of Republicans running for Congress, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Axios on Sunday.
“We could lose based on that,” the California Republican said, adding that it would be detrimental for the GOP to have its backers sit home, afraid of contracting the coronavirus, while Democrats vote en masse by mail-in ballots.
McCarthy was particularly concerned about deterring senior citizens from voting by mail, telling Axios that he said to Trump, “you know who is most afraid of COVID? Seniors. And if they’re not going to go vote, period, we’re screwed.”
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