Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats have launched a concerted effort to force an immediate transition away from in-person voting to having Americans nationwide vote entirely by mail in the upcoming elections this year.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly set to enact such a change in New York via an executive order that would allow for all registered voters to vote by mail in the state’s upcoming special elections and primary contests in June, Breitbart reported.
Cuomo to allow all New Yorkers to vote by mail by default
That news was shared on social media on Monday afternoon by NY1 reporter Zack Fink, who wrote, “NEW: @NYGovCuomo is expected to issue an Executive Order allowing all registered voters to vote by mail in the special elections and primaries set for June 23.”
“The Governor recently expanded absentee voting, but voters had to apply. Now, ballots will automatically be mailed out,” he added.
Fink’s tweet was then picked up and retweeted in celebratory fashion just a short time later by Stephen Wolf, a writer with the far-left “media” outlet Daily Kos.
Wolf tweeted, “This would be a major expansion of mail voting & make New York the first state during the coronavirus crisis to go from requiring an excuse to vote absentee by mail to instead mailing out a ballot to every registered voter by default.”
Cuomo builds on prior order expanding absentee ballot eligibility
As had been noted by Fink, Gov. Cuomo had already taken executive action to expand absentee voting in the state to all voters, albeit with the requirement that voters still had to actually apply with the state to receive an absentee ballot.
Axios reported on that move on April 8 and noted how Cuomo had cited the recent primary election in Wisconsin, which, after partisan games by both sides fighting over proposed delays that required the courts to step in, had been held as initially scheduled with far fewer polling locations open and social distancing guidelines imposed on those who turned out to vote.
“I’ve seen lines of people on television voting in other states. This is totally nonsensical,” Cuomo said in a press conference at the time.
“God bless them for having such diligence for their civic duty that they would go stand on a line to vote, but people shouldn’t have to make that choice. And we’re by executive order, all New Yorkers can vote absentee on June 23rd primaries coming up,” he added.
Victory for the progressive agenda
This move by Cuomo, couched as it may be as a justified response to the health concerns amid an ongoing pandemic, is nonetheless a partisan measure taken straight from the far-left progressive agenda, hence it being heralded as good news by the Daily Kos writer and other Democrats.
Unfortunately, while allowing everyone to vote via absentee ballot may help keep some people safe from health risk, it also dramatically increases the risk of voter fraud and undermines the integrity of our electoral system by making it easier for those with nefarious intentions to cheat.