Concerns over the coronavirus have forced the postponement of several political primaries and Wisconsin recently served as the focal point of a bitter debate over in-person voting during a health crisis.
Many voting rights activists are now pushing hard for voting by mail to be an option for every voter come November, but some experts say that idea could lead to big problems with election integrity.
President Trump and others contend voting by mail – while available in every state – is more vulnerable to fraud than in-person voting.
Hans von Spakovsky served on the Federal Election Commission, on President Trump’s commission on election integrity, and manages the Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation. In this podcast, von Spakovsky explains why he thinks this push is premature, why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s approach to voting by mail would be an election integrity nightmare, and why voting by mail does open up the most opportunities for mischief.