Hillary Clinton Makes Another Push For National Mail-In Voting Amid Pandemic

Hillary Clinton Makes Another Push For National Mail-In Voting Amid Pandemic

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order late last week making his state the first in the nation to switch its November election to all-mail balloting amid the coronavirus.

Now, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants the other 49 states to follow Newsom’s lead and order vote-by-mail for November’s election.

“I hope other governors around the country follow @GavinNewsom’s lead. No voter should be forced to choose between their safety and exercising their civic duty this fall,” she wrote.

I hope other governors around the country follow @GavinNewsom’s lead. No voter should be forced to choose between their safety and exercising their civic duty this fall. https://t.co/kNkSQ5quw8

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 8, 2020

Democrats are pushing strongly for an immediate transition away from traditional in-person voting to a vote-by-mail system in all 50 states ahead of the 2020 election amid the coronavirus.

Those efforts got a gigantic boost when former First Lady Michelle Obama and her celebrity-laden organization When We All Vote got involved.

Obama and her group — for the first time ever — will publicly support federal legislation put forward by Senate Democrats that would greatly expand access to mail-in absentee ballots for everyone as well as ensure up to three weeks of in-person early voting access ahead of an election.

Most do not have an issue with allowing legal citizens to vote, assuming they can prove their identity and are registered to vote in the area that they actually live in.

The issue with nationwide vote-by-mail is that it could potentially allow millions of inactive and possibly illegal votes to occur, which could have a huge effect on the outcome of the election.

Democrats have been pushing for vote-by-mail for a long time, and now they are trying to exploit the pandemic to make another push for this.

Clinton has also been heavily pushing for mail-in voting on social media for months as well as splashing into politics, recently urging Democrats to vote in California’s special election for the 25th congressional district (Republicans won back the seat on Tuesday night).

Southern Californians in the 25th congressional district:

Don’t forget to mail in your ballot today to choose @ChristyforCA25 as your new representative.

She’s a leader who will fight to help families get through this crisis. https://t.co/RpijIiWf2X

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 12, 2020

States and the federal government need to act with urgency now to make sure people don’t effectively lose their right to vote this fall because of COVID-19.

Every citizen must be able to cast a ballot safely by mail. https://t.co/beOv9sVeng

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 12, 2020

“72% of all U.S. adults, including 79% of Democrats and 65% of Republicans, supported a requirement for mail-in ballots as a way to protect voters in case of a continued spread of the respiratory disease later this year.” https://t.co/Ql6s0KGQ9U

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 9, 2020

This could be a disaster, according to at least one expert.

Government Accountability Insititute research director Eric Eggers says the Democrats’ plan for nationwide mail-in voting would send ballots to 24 million inaccurate and flawed voter registrations.

Eggers said nationwide mail-in voting would be wide open to fraud and abuse.

“The concern I have if we’re trying to mandate national mail-in elections — which by the way was part of the language that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats inserted in the first version of the most recent stimulus package — would be that we have such massive problems with voter rolls in this country,” Eggers said. “So, now, are we going to be mailing ballots to people that authentically don’t exist and or are ineligible voters?”

Eggers said mail-in voting ensures voters associated with those flawed voter registrations would get the chance to vote in the 2020 presidential election.



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