The Coronavirus pandemic has created a new world that Americans probably thought they’d never see – at least not in their lifetime. Who would have thought that people wearing face masks in the United States, such as they’ve been doing in China for years, would become the norm? Could we have ever imagined just a few months ago that all schools would shut down, toilet paper would become a rare commodity, or that people would be too afraid to go out into public to vote? How much of these new changes will survive to become the new way of doing things? If Eric Holder, former President Barack Obama’s attorney general, has anything to say about it, at least the way we vote during COVID-19 would remain in place.
In an interview with Time magazine, Holder opined:
“Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system so that it permanently becomes more inclusive and becomes easier for the American people to access. It would be foolhardy to take these pro-democracy measures off the table after we get on the other side of the virus. These are changes that we should make permanent because it will enhance our democracy.”
Obama’s wingman now chairs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group that works on redrawing heavily gerrymandered districts so that Democrats have a better chance of competing against Republicans where the GOP holds more support. He believes there needs to be a “sea change” in the way Americans think to allow everyone the ability to vote from home. According to Holder, “we have to make sure we’re being sensitive to the needs of poor communities and communities of color …” To do this, he suggests prepaid postage on envelopes, expanded in-person voting, and, of course, voting from home.
In the short interview of six questions, Holder referred to citizens of color in two of his answers, referring to “poor communities” and implying the common left-wing narrative that racism plays a part in voter registration laws.
As Liberty Nation’s Jeff Charles wrote:
“The commonly-accepted progressive liturgy on voter I.D. laws states that checking identification at the polls is nothing more than an insidious plan to prevent poor, hapless minorities from casting their votes on election day. Even though the majority of Americans support the implementation of voter I.D. laws, the progressive left persists in spinning their usual yarns about bigotry and the myriad evils of white males. On the other side, conservatives argue that these laws are necessary for preventing election fraud.”
Holder mentions nothing about protecting the integrity of voting and how to prevent voter fraud when people would just be able to mail in their ballots from the comfort of their own homes. He follows in the footsteps of Obama who supports the whole vote-from-home campaign.
But we have already seen the problems associated with mail-in voting. Election Integrity Project California claims there are more than 30,000 duplicated registered voters on the rolls. Most of these have the same contact information while some show that people used both married and maiden names to register twice.
According to Breitbart News, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla confirmed double-voting by mail happened in the March 3, Super Tuesday Primary. The Golden State isn’t the only one experiencing such fraud.
The technology needed for a system to support such a thing will likely cost a fortune and take a while to work out all of the bugs. Just look at the Iowa Caucus fiasco as an example. Not having to go to the polls to cast our pick of government officials and new laws might be convenient, but how do we keep the process fair and accurate?
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