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Lindsey Graham’s Latest Hypocrisy: He Votes By Mail Too

Once again, Sen. Lindsey Graham has caught himself in a flip-flopping, hypocritical position.

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August 5, 2020

Contact: Manuel Bonder, 857-928-2030, manuel@scdp.org

 

Lindsey Graham’s Latest Hypocrisy: He Votes By Mail Too

Columbia, SC — Once again, Sen. Lindsey Graham has caught himself in a flip-flopping, hypocritical position. Even in the face of a global pandemic during which folks are doing everything they can to stay safe and healthy, Graham is opposing vote by mail. Sen. Graham has repeatedly stated his opposition to voting by mail, just this week saying that:

I’m all for convenient voting, but this idea of just mailing out hundreds of millions of ballots, assuming they go to the right address and no chicanery, I’m against that.

This is especially interesting given the latest reporting that Lindsey Graham’s treatment of vote-by-mail as a policy does not line up with his own practice over the past few years. As was reported this week, Lindsey Graham is fine with mail-in voting when it comes to his own convenience and political benefit. Salon writes that Graham — who has recently questioned the security of mail ballots — appears to have voted by mail himself over the years, including in 2020. It is also noted that the senator’s own campaign has actively and personally encouraged its supporters to vote by mail.

“The reality is, Sen. Graham is deliberately misleading when he makes these irresponsible statements,” Trav Robertson, Jr. SCDP Chairman said. “Sen. Graham knows voting by mail is safe and secure; instead of working to improve this system so that it’s safe and secure for all eligible South Carolinians to have their voices heard, he once again has chosen to traffic in division and hypocrisy.”

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