TBOR Executive Director John Pudner told the New York Times the mailing of APPLICATIONS for mail-in ballots should be encouraged because the threat of fraud occurs instead with the mailing millions of BALLOTS. Republicans who oppose mailing APPLICATIONS should consider that if 30 percent of the senior vote and 20 percent of the “almost senior” vote stayed home in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have won Florida.
The entire story appears here concluding with the below two paragraphs. One note, Pudner is a former conservative political operative, but no longer runs campaigns.
Attacking mail-in voting carries a significant risk for Mr. Trump, if Republicans avoid the system in November, said John Pudner, a conservative political operative, pointing out that it could decrease the vote in some key demographics.
“Just looking at the senior vote in many states, if there’s a falloff in that if he loses a chunk of that and he loses Florida, he’s in big trouble,” Mr. Pudner said. Yet, he said, Mr. Trump’s repeated attacks on mail voting means “it tends to be harder for independent thinking in the party on it.”