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Candidate Quality Still Matters
Multiple news headlines today suggest that Republicans are learning the wrong lesson from the midterm elections. The headlines point to Republicans accepting that telling their voters to not vote yearly cost them votes and possibly the Senate. While early voting is important for any party that wants to win, Republicans did not suffer from an early voting or election day turnout shortage in the midterm or the subsequent Georgia Senate runoff. In fact, newly released voter data shows that more Republicans turned out than Democrats. The problem was a significant portion of swing state Republicans voted for the Democrat when facing a Trump-affiliated Republican. The lesson learned is candidate quality matters. Take a moment and listen.