(ConservativeHub.com) – On Tuesday, October 24, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-Va.) spoke up after former President Donald Trump made comments that seemed to suggest he wasn’t supporting early voting. When asked about Trump’s comments, Youngkin stated on NewsNation that every vote was important in an election and it was crucial for everyone to show up and cast their ballot in order for a decision to be made in the election. He added that he wanted to get everyone voting, although he didn’t directly make reference to Trump.
A day earlier, Trump spoke about voting at a rally in New Hampshire. Instead of urging his voters to vote, Trump said, “You don’t have to vote,” and told people to “watch.” He urged people to “be careful,” encouraging them to go out and “watch those voters.”
According to The Hill, in recent months, Trump has taken to encouraging Republicans to vote early in the election. In March, he also told the Conservative Political Action Conference that they needed to vote in order to feel the voting centers with their votes. However, Trump has in the past opposed both early voting and mail-in votes, which has helped fuel controversy about these practices across the nation.
Last year, Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the RNC urged her party’s members to no longer discourage early voting. She reportedly told Fox News that she’s repeatedly encouraged early voting, suggesting that she feels if Democrats are racking up ballots ahead of election day, then Republicans should do the same.
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