House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ramped up the politicization of mail-in voting in her weekly press briefing Thursday, saying no one should be “forced” to vote in person during a pandemic.
People should not have to choose between voting and preserving their good health and that of their families. Because no matter what you do when you go out, you bring it home. Again, no one should be forced to vote for their health or their vote,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi’s HEROES Act allocates $3.6 billion to universal mail-in voting, but it also institutes same-day registration and no excuse absentee ballots, which add to the fraud potential of mail-in voting because they make it harder to verify voters’ identities.
Pelosi even said that there is now a “health risk” to voting and pointed to Wisconsin, where the courts did not allow the primary to be converted to mail-in only or postponed, as an example of those risks.
The only problem is, Madame Speaker, that there was no spike in coronavirus cases or outbreaks in Wisconsin tied to the primary. So I guess your argument falls flat yet again.
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