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GOP: Short Window to Convince Gen Z to Vote In-Person

Some politicos say if Republicans want to win over younger voters, they'd better embrace extended early voting and mail-in ballots that Democrats are pushing.

Midterm data shows Gen Z voters, who have only known COVID-related election rules, helped Democrats fend off the expected "red wave." But Matt Langston at Big Dog Strategies argues now is not the time rewrite election laws.

"Are we really trying to win a lazy voter? Or should we make it a task that is worth doing?" he asks. "Something that is worth doing is sometimes hard."

At the same time, Republicans cannot stick with the status quo.

"If the Democrats are going to utilize it, and they're (Republicans) are going to ignore this could be the future of elections, we just can't allow this to be taken advantage of," says Langston.

Langston says its up to Republicans to convince young voters that showing up in-person on Election Day matters.

"It is one of the most consequential things you can do as a citizen of this country, and to want to be lazy about how you vote is just an unacceptable way of handling it."


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