In politics, there's always a danger of fighting the last war instead of preparing for the new one ahead.

For Republicans who believe that increased voter access cost them the White House in 2020, that means waging war on things like early and absentee mail voting. Nationwide, according to an analysis by Nonprofit Vote, 70 percent of Americans cast a ballot early or by mail, "the first time ever more people voted early with a mail ballot or in-person than filled out a ballot at the polls on Election Day."

And, of course, we know that in many states, the early vote skewed Democratic, while in-person voting was overwhelmingly Republican. In a state like Iowa, 76 percent of Democrats, but just 52 percent of Republicans, voted early in some form.

As such, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that changes made by the GOP-led legislature in Iowa target early and absentee voting. Among other things, the new law reduces the early vote period from 29 days to 20 days. It also restricts local registrars from mailing

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