RNC Chairman visits Stevens Point, addresses early voting

Reince Priebus
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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WBAY) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is back in Wisconsin.

He’s making a handful of stops, which included one Tuesday afternoon at the GOP party office in Stevens Point, to discuss voting strategy with the election now just two weeks away.

“I think you all know absentee ballot voting early voting is something that as a party we usually have lagged behind the Democrats, but this time we’re doing much better,” said Priebus.

Speaking before a small crowd of supporters, Priebus expressed confidence in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and highlighted early voting numbers in several key battleground states.

Priebus said, “Let me give you an example. North Carolina as of today, we’re about 14,000 votes ahead in North Carolina. We’re ahead of where we were four years ago in North Carolina.”

Priebus thinks Wisconsin, too, is still in play for Trump, which is why Trump has made a number of stops here, including one in Green Bay last week.

Priebus also dismissed recent polling data, one of which, conducted by the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute, shows Clinton with an 8 point lead in the state.

“I think everyone can admit this election has been like none other, and the electorate right now is very volatile,” Priebus said. “In one week you have polls that say your three down, one week says you’re three up. I think it’s very volatile and with two weeks to go anything can happen. That’s why we’re still here.”