Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi would like to insert a vote by mail provision in the next coronavirus bill. They were successful on getting $400 million to go towards vote by mail from the 2.3 trillion dollar stimulus bill that recently passed.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said,
“Vote by mail is so important to … our democracy so that people have access to voting and not be deterred, especially at this time, by the admonition to stay home.”
President Trump knows this is a bad idea and says it would hurt republicans, but the Speaker disagreed. She’s using the excuse of wanting to make the next election safe as her reason.
Ballot harvesting is a big problem and according Real Clear Politics who reported:
“A significant increase in mail-in voting this fall could greatly incentivize “ballot harvesting,” where third parties collect mail-in ballots on behalf of voters and deliver them to election officials. There’s long been a consensus that such a practice incentivizes fraud, and ballot harvesting is illegal in most of the country. Public debate over the issue has intensified in recent years after a GOP operative in North Carolina was indicted for crimes related to ballot harvesting in 2018.
“That same election cycle California legalized ballot harvesting, and observers say the practice played a key role in ousting several Republican congressmen in Orange County in 2018, a longstanding GOP stronghold in a state that has become very liberal in recent decades.”
Today, Speaker Pelosi made an appearance on MSNBC and made her pitch saying,
“In this next bill, we will be supporting vote by mail in a very important way — we think it’s a health issue at this point.”
“If vote by mail passed, I think it would give the Democrats a huge advantage. Ballard harvesting is a big problem that many believe is riddled with fraud.”
I believe that Democrats would use ballot harvesting to try and beat President Trump and Republicans this fall. Ballot harvesting should be illegal in all 50 states!
There is no reason for anyone other than a family member or a caregiver to turn in someones ballot!