McConnell takes advantage of early in-person voting

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McConnell approaches voting location/Michael Clevenger-Louisville Courier-Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took advantage of the state’s early in-person voting Thursday morning.

McConnell cast ballot at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

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McConnell, who has been in Congress 37 years, is facing a heated challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine pilot and lieutenant colonel.

She voted early Tuesday, the first day of early in-person voting in the state.

McConnell said his wife voted by mail and he said he was pleased with how smoothly the voting process went for him.

“This is a big election with big stakes for the state and the nation,” McConnell said, encouraging people to vote.

He said he expects a big turnout and the way the process was put together.

“The fact is was the result of an agreement between a Republican Secretary of State and a Democratic Governor was comforting for many people,” he said.

When asked about an orderly transfer of power should President Trump should lose, McConnell said, “We will have an orderly transfer of power,” he said, also making a point on issues he thinks are popular with his supporters.

He pushed his $500 billion “targeted” proposal for coronavirus stimulus to help schools and PPEs and the things “we think are appropriate,” he said referring to Republicans in the Senate. He doesn’t think Democrats will support it.

President Trump has encouraged Congress to “go big or go home,” with a stimulus package, suggesting he supports something much larger than what the Senate will vote on Monday.