90 Miles From Tyranny : Democrats seize on social distancing to push for remote voting in November

Friday, April 3, 2020

Democrats seize on social distancing to push for remote voting in November

Nancy Pelosi calling for 'stimulus' billions to fund vote-by-mail, Joe Biden floats 'drive-in voting'

Democrats appear united in their push to use “social distancing” around coronavirus to move the country toward November mail-in voting, expanded voting dates or possibly even “drive-thru voting.”

Republicans suspect Democrats could be exploiting a health crisis for partisan gain. Some fear a rapid move to alter the general election system could result in the type of chaos seen at the Iowa Democratic Caucus in February.

The general election is still seven months away, and epidemiological models suggest a fall outbreak would be far less severe and not require the extreme measures of “social distancing” seen today. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Monday at the White House that America’s response would be “orders of magnitude better” than the current pandemic. Yet Democrats seem intent on immediately locking in changes to in-person balloting.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said “we’ll probably be moving to vote by mail” due to coronavirus and suggested a new coronavirus stimulus package should include $4 billion to fund voting-by-mail.

Former presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) tweeted her thanks Pelosi’s suggestion.

The House version of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill — which was ultimately rejected — would have required states “to send absentee ballots to every registered voter, requiring online and same-day voter registration, and expanding early voting by 15 days."

Likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden even suggested that states could provide “drive-in voting” for the November election because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Republicans are skeptical of these proposals, worried they could result in rushed, widespread electoral fraud through “ballot harvesting,” when paper votes are collected by third parties who...

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