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McConnell stresses need for high in-person turnout in final hours of KY's voting period

Posted at 4:59 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 18:29:42-05

VERSAILES, Ky. (LEX 18) — Senator Mitch McConnell held his final campaign rally of the 2020 election cycle in Versailles on Monday.

He not only focused on his final pitch to voters, but he also explained the importance of high in-person turnout for him.

"So, here's the situation in Kentucky: Democrats love to vote by mail, Republicans love to vote on Election Day," said McConnell.

"It's pretty clear that if we only voted by mail, this would not be good because Democrats like that and Republicans don't," said McConnell. "My point to you is today and tomorrow are the most important days for us because all indications are that the people who are going to vote for Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell will turn out in large numbers today and tomorrow. So, don't run out of energy."

McConnell urged his supporters not to lose steam until the polls officially close at 6:00 p.m. on November 3rd.

"That's when we relax and sit back and wait on the judgment of the American people," said McConnell.

Last week, McConnell said he feels confident going into election night. On Monday, he promised voters to uphold conservative values if Republicans win big on Tuesday.

"When it comes to things like ending the filibuster, D.C. statehood, Puerto Rico statehood, packing the Supreme Court - it will not come up in Mitch McConnell's Senate," said McConnell. "So, I'm at the top of my game and ready for another term to not only deliver for Kentucky but set the agenda for the nation."

His leadership role has been part of McConnell's argument throughout the race. His selling point to voters is his influence in Washington.

"There are four congressional leaders, as you've heard. I'm the only one not from New York or California," said McConnell. "I deal with this coastal snobbishness all the time. My job is to look out for middle America and, in particular, look out for Kentucky."