Trump’s months-long attacks on mail-in voting have led to 700,000 more Democrats than Republican requesting mail-in ballots in Florida.
Like many seniors, she is planning to cast her ballot by mail.
For years, that’s what Florida Republicans did — and it helped cement their political dominance in a state where they have controlled the governor’s office and the Legislature for 21 years.
Mr. Trump’s relentless attacks on mail-in ballots have undercut that advantage, and Democrats have requested over 700,000 more ballots than Republicans.
“This could be a game changer,” Mr. Bush, a former governor, wrote in an email.
Republicans have spent decades building in a mail-in voting advantage in Florida. Election nights have long been a matter of if Democrats could get enough same-day and early vote to wipe out the mail-in voting advantage that Republicans run-up.
If Democrats outnumber Republicans in mail-in voting in Florida, Trump will lose the state, but more importantly, it will have down-ballot impacts in the state. Democrats could win local and statewide races that they would not have normally had a chance in.
Jeb Bush was right. If Trump’s attack on mail-in voting holds, it will be a gamechanger. With Mike Bloomberg spending $100 million to help Biden in the state, Trump could be setting up a perfect storm that will cost him the White House in 50 days.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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