Friday, June 26, 2020
Everyone in the great state of Washington votes by mail. Thank God our state capitol Olympia did away with the caucus system. Ditto for Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, & Utah. California allows everyone to vote by mail but also allows those who prefer to go to a polling place to vote. No need to apply for a mail-in ballot, all registered voters get one. No need to prove your inability to travel to the poll. No need to prove you are out of state.
There are checks in place to prevent fraud. Sure, Junior can fraudulently vote for his senile parents. But incidents like that are onesey-twoseys. Large scale fraud is easy to spot via statistics, or by suspicious journalists or political analysts of any party. Public election officials can easily prove or disprove fraud by checkin signatures.
There is a system in place to insure secrecy & privacy of your vote. It increases voter turnout. It provides a legitimate backup record for recounts. It lowers the expense to states and counties for holding elections. What is not to like?
Reportedly two thirds of the country would prefer to vote by mail.