Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added wording to the third coronavirus relief package that calls for November’s election to be conducted with “mail-in” ballots.
According to a statement from the Speaker’s office, the House bill contains language referencing the upcoming election and vote-by-mail efforts.
“[The package] ensures that states can carry out this year’s election with billions in grant funding for states through the Election Assistance Commission,” they write, “and a national requirement for both 15 days of early voting and no-excuse absentee vote-by-mail, including mailing a ballot to all registered voters in an emergency.”
What could possibly go wrong?
.@SpeakerPelosi and House Dems’ Phase 3 coronavirus package calls for national requirement for early voting and VOTE-BY-MAIL, inc. mailing a ballot to all registered voters in an emergency. pic.twitter.com/YlIb4OHOjn
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) March 23, 2020
Hillary Demanded It
Pelosi slipping language into the coronavirus relief package calling for mail-in balloting comes just days after two-time presidential campaign loser Hillary Clinton demanded the same.
“Congress needs to act to make voting by mail the norm going forward,” Clinton demanded, using the coronavirus crisis as a means to push election methods susceptible to voter fraud.
Why? Democrats are clearly concerned that if the crisis lingers, it could start affecting the election. Possibly even forcing a postponement.
Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown speculated about just such a problem.
“My concern is that in the age of Trump that other governors might think, or that the president might ask, for a delay in the November election based on something, perhaps this, perhaps something else,” Brown said after Ohio delayed their primary.
Congress needs to act to make voting by mail the norm going forward, with the specifics outlined by election expert Marc Elias below to make it accessible for all. https://t.co/K2TlHIJx2d
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020
ProPublica, hardly a right-wing outlet, has said voting by mail is fraught with risks, including “opportunities for voter fraud.”
“Among the possible downsides of a quick transition” to vote-by-mail, they write, “are increased voter fraud, logistical snafus and reduced turnout among voters who move frequently or lack a mailing address.”
Now you know why Hillary, Nancy, and the Democrats are so enamored with this proposal. Voter fraud and actual voter suppression.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 24, 2020
If liberals get their way and allow vote-by-mail without stringent safeguards against fraud, you can expect even more election shenanigans. Which is exactly what they want.