Turns Out Republicans Have Little to Fear From Early Voting

Maureen Olsen checks her ballot before voting in south Moorhead Tuesday, Nov. 3. W. Scott Olsen / Special to The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — It’s a truism in politics that high voter turnout is bad for Republicans and good for Democrats.

Because so many believe that truism is, well, true, Democrats expend endless resources hurling (often exaggerated or flat-out inaccurate) accusations of voter suppression at Republicans.

Many Republicans also believe it, feeling obligated to make voting more difficult than it has to be and lending credence to at least some of the aforementioned accusations.

But what if it’s all nonsense?

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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