The right to vote is the bedrock of our democratic society, but without a functioning voting infrastructure, the right to vote is an abstract right with no practical impact. COVID-19 is but the latest in a long line of events, some natural, some manmade, to test our commitment to ensuring a strong voting infrastructure.
Some states have deferred elections and others are considering following course. Virginia should lead by example and take the necessary steps to reinforce our voting infrastructure. We cannot be certain of what the future holds, but we can take the proactive steps necessary to ensure that our democratic processes are prepared for a new normal.
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