Universal Vote-By-Mail Is a Necessity

Opinion Headline: “Democrats should make voting reform a nonnegotiable baseline for the next stimulus bill: Vote-by-mail is the only way to ensure free and fair elections in November.”

Agreed. Republicans fear–– and Trump has voiced this fear expressly –– that their Party will lose power unless voting by great numbers of eligible voters is suppressed. The right-wing majority justices of the Supreme Court have made clear that they are onboard with this strategy. The only way to ensure that the general election this November can be free and open is to require universal mail-in voting. There aren’t two honorable sides to the question. Democrats should not relent on it.