As we get closer to the presidential election, the controversy surrounding mail-in voting will only intensify. There are many complexities and possible hurdles surrounding the idea.
For example, some people won’t be qualified to submit mail-in ballots. But various lawmakers, politicians, and other groups are looking ease these mail-in requirements.
In Rhode Island, several groups are trying to relax some signature and witness requirements.
This includes Common Cause Rhode Island, the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, and even the secretary of state of Rhode Island.
However, they’ve just hit a roadblock:
The Republican National Committee has taken this case to the highest court in the land, and they want a decision before ballots get sent out on August 12.
From Fox News:
The Republican National Committee has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a case involving relaxing some signature and witness requirements for mail-in ballots.
Republicans are challenging moves to eliminate the state’s requirements for witness and notary requirements for voting by mail because of the coronavirus crisis.
And if the RNC doesn’t get a decision, they at least want an administrative stay.
For months now, the GOP and the President have spoken about the possibility of fraud in association with mail-in voting. Democrats, on the other hand, claim there’s little evidence to support that theory.
As far as Republicans are concerned, they believe we should maintain the system that works.
As National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said this week:
This is all coming from the Democrats. The president is saying, ‘Keep the systems in place that have worked.’
This case in Rhode Island does prove there are lingering questions and concerns, at the very least.
Who gets the mail-in ballots and how those ballots will be processed aren’t 100 percent clear. And in many states, they’re looking to alter the rules and guidelines just weeks before the ballots go out.
Republicans and President Trump don’t like any of it — they think there’s no reason to mess with the current system, regardless of the epidemic.
And as for potential fraud, that’s another hot-button issue, and discussions will only get more heated in the coming months.
- The RNC wants the Supreme Court to intervene in a mail-in balloting case in Rhode Island.
- The state wants to ease signature and witness requirements for mail-in ballots, and Republicans have challenged the notion.
- RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says the President wants to “keep the systems in place that have worked.”
Source: Fox News