President Trump has been steadfastly opposed to the possibility that America may rely on mail-in voting come November, leading to a heated battle on the subject.
At the heart of the issue is a global pandemic that is still raging here in the United States. While there is no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 at the moment, we do know that keeping 6ft of distance from one another and avoiding large crowds are some of the easiest ways to prevent its spread. Heading into a crowded polling place to wait around with possibly hundreds of other people isn’t exactly the sort of thing that the at-risk population should be doing.
But the President has serious concerns about the safety of a mailed-in vote, and seems hellbent on preventing such a thing from occurring.
The Garden State just fired a warning shot over his head.
All of New Jersey’s approximately 6.2 million registered voters will receive mail-in ballots to vote in November’s election as the state continues to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, under an executive order Gov. Phil Murphy signed Friday.
Murphy said the Garden State will have a “hybrid” election Nov. 3, with expanded mail-in voting and a select number of in-person polling locations across the state where people can vote via paper provisional ballot.
Of course, these New Jersey ballots will need to be handled by the USPS, which itself is currently the subject of a great controversy about recent changes in leadership that came at the behest of President Trump.
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