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Kentucky Democrats outpacing GOP in absentee ballot requests

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 21:09:00-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats have built a big lead over Republicans in requesting absentee ballots for the November election.

But the trend is drawing starkly different reactions from the campaigns of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath.

According to the secretary of state's office, Democrats held a roughly 3-to-1 advantage in absentee ballot requests as of Friday.

McConnell’s campaign is downplaying the GOP’s deficit, saying the primary showed Republicans are more likely to vote in person.

McGrath campaign manager Dan Kanninen says the lopsided gap shows a groundswell of support for change that benefits McGrath.