On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that Republican opposition to voting by mail is not only wrong, but also politically stupid because a lot of Republican states with spread-out populations vote by mail, and Trump has many “disengaged voters, low-information voters who aren’t too active in politics, but who showed up” and voters who live in rural areas.
Brooks said there isn’t any significant evidence of voter fraud associated with voting by mail, and added, “Encouraging people to vote is good. Discouraging people to vote is bad. We live in a democracy. Voting is a civic act that…should be encouraged.”