Graeme Boushey

Starting in the 2020 elections … Democrats mailed their ballots in early while a segment of Republicans voted in person on Election Day. That means those Republicans now face long lines, which could discourage participation. … “That’s the Pandora’s box they opened,” said Graeme Boushey, an [associate] political science professor at UC Irvine. “Older, more affluent voters, who are more common in Orange County, are more likely to participate by mail. But then Republicans aggressively delegitimized the form of participation that was an advantage to their constituents.” 

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