Debate sched­ule: Trump team points to ear­ly vot­ing as rea­son to bump up face­offs with Biden

Debate schedule: Trump team points to early voting as reason to bump up faceoffs with Biden

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s team is demand­ing ear­li­er and more fre­quent debates against Pres­i­dent Joe Biden this elec­tion cycle, claim­ing many peo­ple have been vot­ing ear­li­er in recent elec­tion cycles.
Trump co-cam­paign man­agers Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivi­ta said the three debate dates pro­posed by the Com­mis­sion on Pres­i­den­tial Debates come too late in the elec­tion cycle because mil­lions of vot­ers would have already cast their bal­lots by mail.
“Vot­ing is begin­ning ear­li­er and ear­li­er, and as we saw in 2020, tens of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans had already vot­ed by the time of the first debate,” the duo wrote in a let­ter to the Com­mis­sion on Pres­i­den­tial Debates. “Spe­cif­ic to the Commission’s pro­posed 2024 cal­en­dar, it sim­ply comes too late. By the date of the first pro­posed debate, Sep­tem­ber 16, 2024, over 1 mil­lion Amer­i­cans will have like­ly vot­ed. By the date of the sec­ond pro­posed debate, Octo­ber 1, 2024, the num­ber of Amer­i­cans who will have like­ly cast a bal­lot will be over 3 mil­lion, an increase of 225%.” 
The pair esti­mat­ed t …