George Will plans to break the habit of a lifetime for the 2020 election.
It will likely be the first time that he has ever voted for a Democrat, Will told USA Today’s Susan Page during a conversation for The Aspen Institute.
“I’m a big believer in parties, in party strength and party tickets. Not this year,” said Will, who quit the GOP in June 2016 in protest of Trump’s then-imminent nomination as the Republican presidential candidate.
In our @AspenInstitute conversation this afternoon, @GeorgeWill (never a fan of President Trump) told me he'll vote for @JoeBiden in November--the first time he's voted for a Democrat for any office. (His first presidential vote: Barry Goldwater.) https://t.co/rQ3xZVobrv— Susan Page (@SusanPage) July 20, 2020
Will, a vocal and frequent critic of Trump and his administration, also predicted a “decisive victory” for Biden. He anticipated that proceedings would be wrapped up by 11 p.m. EST on election night, with Biden winning several swing states.
“I think that’s important because the president has already announced he might not accept the outcome. ... Therefore, it’s wise to have a tsunami of popular votes,” said Will, calling his forecast “risky but fun.”
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