As Republicans grapple with their lackluster midterm performance and try to pinpoint what exactly went wrong, many party leaders are beginning to conclude they made a mistake in encouraging voters to reject mail-in voting.
Since the 2020 election, several Republicans have taken a staunch anti-absentee and mail-in voting stance, claiming the practice has made elections susceptible to widespread voter fraud. Former President Donald Trump especially clung to these theories, claiming such fraud was responsible for his loss in the 2020 presidential election.
But now, after a stronger-than-expected performance from Democrats in the midterm elections, Republicans are beginning to reconsider their message.
“Our voters need to vote…