US Attorney General Bill Barr’s words on FOX News Sunday amplifying President Donald Trump’s views that there could be massive voter fraud through mail-in voting in the November election continue to miss the mark.
Rather than focus specifically on mail-in practices that could lead to fraud or harvesting – such as a state suddenly mailing ballots to everyone – the broad brush simply has the effect of suppressing votes of Trump supporters.
The legitimate conservative concern is that if we allow states to mail millions of ballots to a voter list, then anyone can get their hands on those ballots and fill them out fraudulently.
The simple answer to this issue is we can allow the states to only mail a ballot to a verified voter who first requests the ballot to be mailed to them. Then the states won’t be mailing ballots to dead people or the wrong addresses which could allow for potential fraud.
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