Sens. Klobuchar and Wyden Push 'Vote by Mail' Bill Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted: Mar 20, 2020 5:00 PM
Sens. Klobuchar and Wyden Push 'Vote by Mail' Bill Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Source: AP Photo/Don Ryan

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced a bill that would require states to offer all voters the option of voting by mail. All states currently allow qualifying voters to cast absentee ballots through the mail, but the proposed legislation would require states to allow any voter the option to vote by mail for any reason. 

Experts have warned the coronavirus crisis might last into July or August, but Democratic senators are citing the current public health crisis to call for changes to the November election. 

Looks like the senators spent time during the coronavirus crisis to coordinate their talking points. It'd be great if lawmakers could focus on the crisis at hand instead of exploiting a crisis to advance their political agenda. But this is what the left does. Sen. Wyden has been at this for a while; he introduced the Vote by Mail Act of 2010.

The idea of voters personally walking into a polling station and voting their own minds without some activist or union leader looking over their shoulders has always frightened the left. God forbid those voters might have to show some form of identification before picking our political leaders. It'd be much easier for the left to harvest ballots and engage in voter fraud if they could just do it all by mail. The same people so concerned about Russia meddling in our elections never want to secure the ballot box with anything more than the honor system.