It looks like voters in multiple states are trusting mail-in voting schemes less and less…
According to a report from the Associated Press, 2022 primary voters in multiple states are showing a preference for in-person polling, as opposed to mail-in voting.
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and West Virginia are among just some of the states mentioned in the recent report, and it begs the question: has the fallout from the 2020 election caused a change in the behavior of voters?
Personally, I think that this is the case, although we are not out of the woods just yet…
Mail-in voting continues to be a problem, with some states codifying permanent, mass, mail-in voting measures into law.
At the same time, representatives, concerned citizens, and activist groups all continue to fight against universal mail-in voting schemes:
“We have asked the Legislature to rectify this mistake and fix the election system.”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) May 15, 2022
In 2019, a law that expanded mail-in voting to all voters in Pennsylvania earned the praises of Democratic and Republican leaders alike.
That changed after the 2020 election. https://t.co/GOwVpS1Bl2
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) May 17, 2022
The Associated Press reports:
After tens of millions of people in the United States opted for mail ballots during the pandemic election of 2020, voters in early primary states are returning in droves to in-person voting this year.
In Georgia, one of the mostly hotly contested states, about 85,000 voters had requested mail ballots for the May 24 primary, as of Thursday.
That is a dramatic decrease from the nearly 1 million who cast mail ballots in the state’s 2020 primary at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
#2000mules made $1 million in 12 hours. The left is panicking and doing everything they can to stop this thing because they know the only way they can steal another election in 2024 is with their ballot boxes and mail-in voting. We won’t let them cheat again!
— Kayla (@KaylaWeyker) May 11, 2022
Mail-in Voting👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/SVY7iNGvVT
— desi d'amani (@DunamisDesi) May 18, 2022
NPR took the typical left-wing stance, claiming that the Pennsylvania GOP is ‘attacking’ mail-in voting:
But after expanding mail-in voting to all voters in the key swing state, Pennsylvania’s Act 77 is now under challenge by a group of GOP state representatives who are suing to throw out the 2019 law they helped pass.
In the wake of baseless attacks on the integrity of mail-in voting by former President Donald Trump and his allies, the lawsuit is part of a stark about-face from many Republicans around the country on what was once an uncontroversial way of voting.