On Monday, Texas Democrats officially petitioned the Texas Secretary of State for universal mail-in balloting for spring elections.
The Democrat political maneuver, is thinly veiled in the interest of public health, was anticipated and should be rejected.
Local elections, low turnout affairs in their own right, and primary run-offs take place in early and late May respectively.
While it’s possible May elections will need to be rescheduled to allow more time for COVID19 to run its course, there is no good reason to require 100% balloting by mail or expanding voting by mail and ample reason against such a move.
As has been previously pointed out, balloting by mail is available to Texans over 65 and those with health conditions. These groups of individuals, considered high-risk to COVID19 are already protected from having to visit the voting booth.
There is no indication 100% ballot by mail would be a workable solution for election administrators and it would be prone to fraud. Mail-in votes are harvested every election cycle, depriving voters of their civil rights.Read More