Get over it: Vote-by-mail is already the new normal

Get over it: Vote-by-mail is already the new normal

[Ed. – Could have seen this one coming from miles away. Senate Republicans keep resisting Pelosi’s ramrod pounding with the nationwide vote-by-mail “law” and funding — which she’s tried repeatedly to insert in virus relief bills — so now the media are out to convince us that it’s a done deal.  It’s not.  States and their varying levels of permissiveness about voting by mail are not evidence that it’s all over but the shouting.]

Sixty-three percent of registered voters favor mail-in voting for the November election due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Fox News poll. While President Trump has argued that mail-in voting would lead to fraudulent ballots, several states already allow all mail-in ballot elections, and even more states have loosened absentee voting rules due to the pandemic. …

Before the coronavirus pandemic, 34 states, plus Washington D.C., already allowed mail-in voting or no-excuse absentee voting. …

[I]n Arizona and New Jersey, registered voters can select to be placed on a permanent mail-in voting list so they are sent a ballot for all future elections.

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In the other 16 states, registered voters need to provide an excuse, such as illness or temporarily living out of state, in order to qualify for an absentee ballot.

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