Far from justifying voting by mail, pandemic reinforces argument it is unworkable

Far from justifying voting by mail, pandemic reinforces argument it is unworkable

[Ed. – A cynic might wonder whether the plan’s unworkability might be why Democrats are pushing so hard for it.]

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appeared on MSNBC late last month, she claimed mail-in voting was necessary to protect the “life of our democracy,” adding … that because of the pandemic, it would be unsafe to vote in person, so the only viable alternative is to vote remotely from one’s home — either by mail or online.

But the same COVID-19 crisis that forms the basis for her argument also offers proof as to why it’s unworkable: It’s impossible to verify that the person whose name is on the ballot is the same person casting the vote.

That became clear last month when checks were mailed to taxpayers in compliance with the first coronavirus relief package. But it turned out that a significant number of those checks were addressed to people who were deceased.

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