(PresidentialWire.Com)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed her commitment to the controversial vote-by-mail proposal during an interview on MSNBC Live on Monday. Pelosi said that she and her congressional colleagues will be pushing to implement vote-by-mail for the next presidential election, claiming it necessary because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, Pelosi said that the measure is “very important” because of the coronavirus and that it will protect the “life of our democracy.”
I can think of a few other reasons why she and the Democrats might want a more relaxed voting system, too.
“In this next bill, we will be supporting vote-by-mail in a very important way – we think it’s a health issue at this point,” she said. “And I didn’t want to leave this conversation without mentioning the importance of livelihood, the life of our people, the livelihood of themselves and our economy and the life of our democracy.”
The Democrats have pushed vote-by-mail heavily since the outbreak of the coronavirus, with much of the push coming from the furthest-left members of the party. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” of far-left agitators continue pushing for the measure and dismissing evidence that shows voting by mail poses a threat to America’s democracy.
Voting by mail is already a common practice in the United Kingdom, where it is extremely controversial because of the way it is used by the country’s socialist Labour Party. A vast majority of votes counted via mail are cast for the Labour Party, and it has resulted in several lawsuits and public scandals following revelations that activists filled in ballots on behalf of voters.
The vote-by-mail system in the United States would allow people to fill in ballots at home, and party activists engage in a practice known as “ballot harvesting.” This is a tactic used by some Democratic Party activists whereby thousands of ballots are collected from voters at the doorstep, but count officials have no idea whether they were filled in by the voter or the activists.
President Donald Trump has pushed back against the proposal and is expected to do the same in the next round of coronavirus relief negotiations.