Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic
FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, and so lawmakers are trying to figure how to allow for voting in a world where face-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least, and sickness and death at the most. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
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Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated2020-04-04 16:45:48-04
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall and affect the general election.
With another economic rescue package in the works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more voters the chance to cast their ballots by mail, an option that would allow people to vote without the concern over the safety of polling places.
But Trump opposes the idea, arguing that allowing voting by mail would encourage fraud, and lead to so many people voting that his party could not win.
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