Mitt Romney Defends Vote-by-Mail: Works ‘Very, Very Well’ in Utah

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Republican Senator Mitt Romney responded to President Trump’s criticism of vote-by-mail initiatives for the upcoming election, according to Breitbart News.
Romney claimed that the vote by mail system works ‘seamlessly’ in his home state of Utah.
Romney spoke with reporters on Capitol Hill and said, “In my state, I’ll bet 90% of us vote by mail. It works very very well and it’s a very Republican state.”
“Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!” the president tweeted.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said, “By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote.”
“Voting by mail is easy, convenient, safe, and secure, and every voter in Michigan has the right to do it.”
“We appreciate that some clerks are proactively protecting public health by mailing applications to all their registered voters, and we are fulfilling our responsibility to provide all voters equal access,” the Michigan official added.
“We know from the elections that took place this month that during the pandemic Michiganders want to safely vote.”
“By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” said Benson.
President Trump took to Twitter to announce his disdain for the vote by mail initiatives.
“State of Nevada ‘thinks’ that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S. They can’t! If they do, ‘I think’ I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections,” the president wrote.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak responded to Trump’s threat to withhold funding to the state.
“Nevada is widely recognized as being a national leader in election administration, and we will continue to support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances,” Sisolak wrote on social media.
“For the President to threaten federal funding in the midst of a pandemic over a state exercising its authority to run elections in a safe and legal manner is inappropriate and outrageous,” he added.
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Recent data has not shown a compelling public health justification for vote-by-mail. Wisconsin is one of the only U.S. states that held its primary election with in-person voting after the nation’s coronavirus lockdowns began. Only a few dozen people at maximum were confirmed to have contracted the virus after participating either as voters or poll workers, and none of those cases were fatal. Out of the 413,000 participants, that equals an infection rate below two-hundredths of one percent. Just days later, South Korea held national elections which did not result in any new coronavirus cases.