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RandySF

(62,738 posts)
Fri May 29, 2020, 02:58 PM May 2020

Pennsylvania Republicans don't want to vote by mail: 'We're listening to Trump on this'

President Donald Trump has said voting by mail is “fraudulent” and will result in “rigged” elections.

In Pennsylvania, Republican voters appear to be listening — despite efforts by national and state party officials to encourage mail voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Thursday morning, about 1.3 million registered Democrats had requested and been approved for mail ballots for the June 2 primary election, compared with about 524,000 Republicans. Republicans made just 29% of the requests, even though they represent 38% of registered voters in the state and 45% of those registered with either major party.

“I must tell you that locally, in my county, we’re not advocating and we’re not pushing the mail-in voting,” said Lee Snover, chairwoman of the Northampton County GOP. “We’re concerned about fraud. We’re not happy with the process. Trump has sent the message out there that he’s concerned about it as well.

Northampton County, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia, was one of three in the state that voted twice for Barack Obama before backing Trump.

“Our county kind of is a Trump county. We’re kind of listening to Trump on this,” Snover said. “He’s spoken about it. He’s tweeted about it. He doesn’t want us to do it.”

Snover said “more than one person” has told her that “Trump doesn’t want us mailing in, [so] I’m not mailing it in.”



https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/pa-mail-ballots-trump-republicans-20200529.html

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Pennsylvania Republicans don't want to vote by mail: 'We're listening to Trump on this' (Original Post) RandySF May 2020 OP
Stooges stooge, a perfectly beautiful example right there! Brainfodder May 2020 #1
I'm in PA and this woman is voting by mail. badhair77 May 2020 #2
I Did Too RobinA May 2020 #6
Good. That only hurts them. BlueTsunami2018 May 2020 #3
Who do we need to start making voting by mail the law? governors?? cbdo2007 May 2020 #4
Well bless their diseased hearts - good for them, the sheep. jmg257 May 2020 #5
What they are really saying is that they are not smart enough to think for themselves. GemDigger May 2020 #7

badhair77

(4,351 posts)
2. I'm in PA and this woman is voting by mail.
Fri May 29, 2020, 03:11 PM
May 2020

Let them stand in line. I find I spend more time doing background on my choices also, besides the nuisance of the line.

RobinA

(9,970 posts)
6. I Did Too
Fri May 29, 2020, 03:40 PM
May 2020

And I did look them all up. Not that there was much choice, but I refuse to vote for pro-lifers of any party.

cbdo2007

(9,213 posts)
4. Who do we need to start making voting by mail the law? governors??
Fri May 29, 2020, 03:37 PM
May 2020

If some of the bigger states start doing it it will just be a matter of time before they all follow suit or will look like they are stuck in the 1900's.

GemDigger

(4,305 posts)
7. What they are really saying is that they are not smart enough to think for themselves.
Fri May 29, 2020, 04:14 PM
May 2020

The exact kind of person that likes to be told what to do by an authority figure.

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