Americans Don’t Want to Delay Elections, But We’re Not so Sure About Mail-In Ballots

President Trump made many heads in the mainstream media explode when he suggested we should delay the November elections until people could vote securely and safely. In the same tweet the president knocked mail-in ballots as ripe for fraud.

Whether or not Trump was serious about delaying the elections or just putting his thumb in some people’s eyes isn’t clear, but Americans are very clear on the subject. According to a Rasmussen poll, only 18% of Americans think the elections should be delayed if COVID-19 remains a threat.

As for mail-in ballots, we’re not so sure. In April, 64% of likely voters were in favor of mail-in ballots during the pandemic, but that number has fallen to just 53%. On the other side, 41% are against the process. While potential voter fraud is one area of concern, it’s not the only issue. People on both sides of the aisle are worried about another aspect of mail-in voting, the U.S. Post Office.

With tens of millions of ballots set to be mailed out, officials of all stripes are concerned about lost, mis-delivered, and generally delayed ballots that could stretch the elections out for days if not weeks.

Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, the president of the U.S. Vote Foundation, said:

“The ability of the U.S.P.S. to function knows no party, you can’t tell if the ballot is Republican or Democrat when it’s in an envelope.  We believe this is a bipartisan issue of great concern.”

The concern is well-grounded. Voting, which determines who governs us and how our money is spent, is one of the most important things we can do as citizens. Would you entrust the Postal Service with one of your most valued possessions?

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  1. Don Samson

    Count me in for the don’t trust the Libs for anything. Remember, don’t let a Chrisis go to waste!



  3. Patricia

    People take a photo of your completed ballot and save it. Democrats are already at it with cheating. So let’s play this game with them by having proof of how you voted then if need we have them. Democrats say Trump is doing this and that. What I have learned if they blame Trump for something they are doing it. The only way they can win is cheating. They want people to vote before debates so no need for crazy joe to come out of basement. A you won’t be able to see who joe is today compared to a year ago. Democrats never play fair any of them.

  4. Lyle E Stephens

    President Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, Advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Cabinet Members Bill Barr, Betsy DeVos, Larry Kudlow, and Wilbur Ross, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, and Campaign Manager Brad Parscale have all voted by mail.

  5. Patricia Kachold

    Mail in voting by absentee ballot is fine. However, some of the Democratic run states are flooding the mails with addressed ballots to people on the voting lists they already have. Many of them are old and out of date. People die and move. Anyone can fill out one of these ballots and mail it in and the person opening the ballot is not checking signatures just counting votes.
    If people can grocery shop go to Home Depot, and Wal-Mart they can go to vote. The polls are open for a lot of hours and if you can stand in line at other places and distance yourself you can do the same at the polling place, where your vote will be counted on the spot. If you can’t do that then REQUEST A BALLOT and one will be sent to you and you can vote, sign and return it. This way only the person requesting a ballot will receive one in the mail.

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