Democrats’ coronavirus bill would undermine states’ voter ID requiremen

Democrats’ coronavirus bill would undermine states’ voter ID requirement

In this March 17, 2020, photo, a voter casts his ballot during Florida's primary election at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Advocacy groups are suing state and county officials in Florida in an effort to change rules so that it's easier for Floridians to vote by mail during the current pandemic. The lawsuit filed this week in federal court in Tallahassee, asks a judge to allow ballots to be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day but arrive within 10 days of that deadline. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) **FILE**
In this March 17, 2020, photo, a voter casts his ballot during Florida’s primary election at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Advocacy groups are suing state and county officials in Florida in an effort … more >
– The Washington Times – Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tucked inside House Democrats’ new coronavirus bill is language that would create a loophole in states’ voter ID requirements, allowing people to cast ballots without having to prove who they are.

While the crux of the bill, revealed Tuesday, is a massive injection of taxpayer aid for states, localities and federal agencies dealing with the virus, Democrats also tackled some of their long-standing political goals.

One section of the bill would require states to allow at least 15 days of in-person early voting before Election Day this year, and to also allow voting by mail for any reason, overriding states that have more limited policies.


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