House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) confirmed that Democrats will use the currently-debated coronavirus relief bill to push mail-in voting ahead of the November election.
Democrats have seized on the COVID-19 crisis as the perfect opportunity to completely overhaul the way US elections are done, and Pelosi indicated that its a hill leftist legislators are willing to die on.
“CNN Newsroom” host Jim Sciutto asked Pelosi on Monday if she will “insist that any stimulus package include significant funding for election security,” to which Pelosi replied:
Yes, and let me tell you why. This is a health issue. First of all, there’s real inconsistency on the part of the administration. We had a special election in the spring in California, where the president’s son namesake, Donald Trump Jr., was urging people to mail in their absentee ballots, and where his daughter-in-law was out there robocalling and saying, vote by mail. So, this idea that they, all of a sudden, have decided that there’s something wrong — but the fact is, I was a former chair of the California Democratic Party, years ago, before I came to Congress, and I can tell you, we could win any election on Election Day.
It was that vote by mail that the Republicans came in on that made the difference, and the Republicans very much have been voting by mail and they understand the importance of it,” she continued.
“Right now, even more important. Because it is a health issue. People should not have to choose between jeopardizing their health with the coronavirus and being able to exercise their right to vote,” she concluded.
Democrats have touted the tired argument that voting by mail is the only way to keep Americans that want to vote safe during the pandemic, completely ignoring the fact that COVID-19 outbreaks have yet to be linked to in-person voting. After Wisconsin’s April primary, only 52 out of 400,000 voters and poll workers contracted the virus.
Democrats have also worked overtime to deny that there are any links between protests at which thousands of people gather with minimal-to-no social distancing and the recent COVID-19 spike that has pushed much of the US to slow reopening plans.
If it’s so safe to march arm in arm with thousands of other chanting protesters, surely it’s possible to safely vote at the physical polls? Of course, Sciutto conveniently did not think to ask Pelosi her thoughts on that matter.