Hopes for an orderly vote in November are fading away as coronavirus cases rise and President escalates attacks on voting.
Absentee and Mail Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Absentee and mail voting systems are a benefit to people who may not be able to attend a polling station in person, either through a physical disability or absence from the locality - although the general public can benefit as well. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
With coronavirus restrictions looming over 2020 polls voting rights of Americans overseas are in the spotlight. Senate Dems urged DoS to ensure they vote.
Trump and his allies have consistently said mail-in voting is a recipe for fraud. But key experts describe a structure that would ensure the opposite.
Mail-in voting is ideal for pandemic elections. GOP initial support for the voting method was weak but more and more of its members are supporting it.
In stark opposition to the views held by President Trump, two-thirds of Americans are in support of mail-in voting. This data was established by a new poll.
President Trump is unrelenting when it comes to his often baseless attacks on mail-in voting. These false attacks have stirred broad concern.
Trump continues to bash vote-by-mail. He now says foreign countries could counterfeit millions of mail-in ballots. Experts have said his claims are nonsense.
Decisive steps are required to ensure successful vote-by-mail in November 2020. Experts have argued congress must act now for this to happen.
Way to Win on Thursday announced that it is rolling out a $59 million effort aimed at helping minority voters vote by mail in November, report.
Trump has been unrelenting in condemning vote-by-mail. His first DHS chief, Tom Ridge, says he should stop bashing the election method.