Democrats have introduced a bill to generalize voting by mail, which seems to be their favorite system for exercising the right to be democratically represented, despite the controversies caused by the risks of fraud.
The bill would apply to all federal elections, as proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Oregon state Rep. Earl Blumenauer, according to Wyden’s Jan. 28 website.
The lawmakers were impressed with the high level of mail-in ballots submitted in the Nov. 3 election, which were promoted by Democrats themselves.
Among its provisions it contemplates, “Not later than 2 weeks before the date of any election for Federal office, each State shall mail ballots to individuals who are registered to vote in such election.”
Also that mailing costs will be covered by federal funds, achieving savings for the states.
The vote-at-home bill is supported by a dozen other members of Congress, including Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
For the Republicans, the surest way to avoid fraud is to vote in person.
For Georgia State Sen. Larry Walker, vice chairman of the state’s Republican senatorial group, it was necessary to restore voters’ confidence in the electoral process, so it is to be expected that they will also seek to improve the corresponding legislation.
“So we’re going to try to address some things that we feel like can restore the public’s confidence in the system,” Walker stated, according to The Western Journal.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is proposing the creation of a bipartisan commission to examine the 2020 elections.
“The circumstances around the pandemic led multiple states to make rushed and perhaps ill-planned changes to their election systems weeks ahead of the presidential election,” Scott said.
Under these circumstances, there was an explosion of bills modifying the election system in the few days into the year.
“Thirty-five states have introduced, pre-filed, or carried over 406 bills to expand voting access” according to the Brennan Center.