North Carolina Deluge of Absentee-Ballot Requests Shows Why Trump’s Terrified of Mail-In Voting
Contributor: Eleanor Clift
Republican absentee-ballot requests are up around 40 percent, while Democrats have shot up almost 600 percent.
We are in the midst of a massive transition to mail-in voting, one that was accelerated by the coronavirus. In the bellwether state of North Carolina, where Republicans will hold part of this year’s pandemic-disrupted convention, requests for absentee ballots have soared among registered Democrats from 6,868 in 2016 to 46,856 in 2020 while registered Republicans are seeing a modest jump from 6,736 in 2016 to 9,229 in 2020.