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Biden, pushing for vote by mail, calls Trump’s opposition to Dem proposals ‘ridiculous’

Biden, pushing for vote by mail, calls Trump’s opposition to Dem proposals ‘ridiculous’

Joe Biden says there’s “no rationale for eliminating or delaying” November’s general election.

But the all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee predicted “there’s going to be a great deal more absentee balloting” or voting by mail. And he rejected President Trump’s claim on “Fox & Friends” this week that a vote-by-mail proposal by House Democrats would have ensured no Republicans would ever be elected again.

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Biden, in an interview Tuesday night on MSNBC, called the argument “absolutely ridiculous.”

The former vice president said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, November’s election indeed “may be virtual.”

With the coronavirus outbreak forcing social distancing and keeping most Americans in their homes in hopes of preventing a spread of the virus, the Democratic presidential nomination calendar has been upended, with many states postponing their remaining contests.

Mail-in voting was already the default option for three states that were scheduled to hold contests on April 4: Alaska, Hawaii and Wyoming. Now all three states are moving to nearly 100 percent vote-by-mail and are extending the deadlines for ballots to be delivered and received.

Among the states that have delayed their primaries until June, Georgia and Ohio are spending millions to send absentee ballots to voters.

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Currently, three states – Colorado, Oregon and Washington – vote only by mail. More than a dozen other states allow mail-in-voting as an option.

The $2 trillion economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump last week – which aims to help workers, small businesses, and large companies devastated by the shut-down of much of the nation’s economy due to the pandemic, as well as provide aid to hospitals on the front lines in the crisis – also included $400 million to help states move toward mail-in voting.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had pushed for $4 billion in funding for election assistance, predicts that “in terms of elections, I think we’ll probably be moving to vote by mail.” Proposals in her House bill — which didn’t make the final cut — included requiring states to send absentee ballots to all registered voters, mandating online and same-day voter registration, and expanding early voting. All of those moves have long met with opposition from many Republicans.

“The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you ever agreed to, you would never have a Republican elected in this country again,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.” “They had things in there about election days and what you do and all sorts of drawbacks. They had things that were just totally crazy.”

Biden highlighted that “this is about making sure that we’re able to conduct our democracy while we’re dealing with a pandemic. We can do both.”

“It may mean a difference in the way we do it. It may mean that social distancing doesn’t get it done. It may mean that you have a circumstance where you have drive-in voting literally, you pull up and you vote. There’s a lot of ways to do it, but we should be talking about it now,” he added.

And the former vice president agreed that the secretaries of states in all 50 states should be looking into providing secure remote voting possibilities.

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