House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that a “chunk of money” will be designated in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill that will allow Americans to vote by mail.

Pelosi made her remarks during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

When asked about the Senate Intelligence Committee confirming U.S. intelligence agencies conclusion that Russia interfered in the presidential election in 2016, Pelosi responded, “Well, I’m not surprised. As a member of the Gang of Eight, I watched this whole investigation proceed.”

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Pelosi Said She Wants to Protect the Next U.S. Election from the Russians

Pelosi continued, “It leads you to the question about what does Vladimir Putin have on President Trump personally, politically, financially, in every way?”

“No matter what the president says, it cannot be denied,” she added. “But it takes us to the next step. They have also told us 24/7 the Russians are still at work trying to undermine our election. That is why we have to have an important chunk of money in this next bill that will enable us to protect the integrity of our elections, as well as enable the American people to vote by mail, especially at this time of a health danger in going to the polls.”

 

“This is the lifeblood of our democracy, the vote,” Pelosi concluded. “So here we are trying to protect the lives of American people, the livelihoods of the American people, and also the life of our democracy. That is what we are going to do in the next bill as well.”

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Michelle Obama is Promoting Voting By Mail Too

Pelosi isn’t alone among Democrats in pushing for voting by mail. Earlier this month, former First Lady Michelle Obama promoted the idea.

Mrs. Obama told Axios that her celebrity voting rights group – When We All Vote – would embrace legislation currently being pushed by congressional Democrats to expand absentee ballots and vote-by-mail.

“There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life,” Obama said.

A number of prominent Democrats have also pushed the idea.