Washington D.C. Democrats, emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, have introduced a bill that would expand mail-in voting nationwide to a level never seen before in America.
Democrats have been pushing for mail-in voting since long before the 2020 election, but Donald Trump spent much of the last year warning America about the consequences of vote-by-mail expansion.
Striking while the iron is hot
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced legislation on Thursday that seeks to implement “Oregon-style” mail-in voting nationwide.
The Oregon legislators claim that such a measure will “fight voter suppression” — code for reducing voter verification measures to increase Democrat votes — and “massively expand vote-at-home ballot access, provide voters with pre-paid ballot envelopes and enact automatic voter registration.”
The COVID-19 pandemic provided the perfect opportunity to massively increase vote-by-mail provisions, especially in Democrat-run states, despite the fact that experts have warned that the system is ripe for fraud.
Trump warned during the lead-up to the November election that mail-in voting has proven to be exploited by fraudsters in the past, and will likely be exploited in Democrats’ favor during the presidential election.
On election day, contested states such as Arizona and Pennsylvania were led by Trump for most of the day, only to mysteriously flip to Biden after mail-in votes were counted. Trump said on November 4, just after the tide turned towards Biden in Arizona that “I’ve been saying this from the day I heard they were going to send out tens of millions of ballots. I said exactly — because either they were going to win, or if they didn’t win, they’ll take us to court.”
Trump’s team was never allowed to investigate or substantiate claims that the mail-in voting system was manipulated in Biden’s favor, but there’s significant proof that mail-in voting has posed serious issues for smaller state elections in the past.
Instead of acknowledging the risks to election integrity posted by mail-in voting systems, Democrats are desperately pushing to expand those measures, ensuring that Americans will continue to lose confidence in the trustworthiness of U.S. elections.
The Oregon legislators’ proposal will radically transform the American voting system, sending mail-in ballots to every voter prior to elections, expand options for casting votes in person or via mail, increase funding to the US Postal Service to accommodate the increased demands, and order automatic voter registration across the board.
Blumenauer declared that “We should continue to make voting easier, not harder. This important bill would strengthen and clarify the right to vote at home, the most secure and convenient way for voters to exercise the franchise.”
Neither lawmaker addressed concerns that making voting “easier” also makes it less secure, insisting that all Americans should be able to “vote at home.”