Congress Considers Vote-by-Mail Options

The goal is to take safety measures in light of COVID-19.

Due to the ongoing threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, new bills have been introduced into Congress that would make mail-in balloting easier in the upcoming November election. The plans include expanding registration periods and setting aside more federal funding for states to implement mail-in voting programs. 

Speaker Pelosi explained the reasoning for the bill saying, “Why should we be saying to people, ‘Stand in line for hours,’ when we don’t even want you leaving the house?” However, some congressional leaders are concerned that voting by mail would be subject to increased fraud. Currently, Arizona, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and several states have expansive mail voting programs and with little reported voter fraud as a result. The concern of mail-in voter fraud is still being in evaluated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would lead Congress to craft the best laws for Americans.
  • For Congressional leaders to work together to make voting available to all citizens.
  • For an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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