WATCH: Pelosi Promotes Voting By Mail, Calls it “Very Essential”

Appearing on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed voting by mail, calling it “very essential.”

Nancy Pelosi:

Let me tell you another reason he might be against it. We have to save the lives and livelihood of the American people. We also have to save our liberty, the life of our democracy.

Voting by mail is central to this in any event, but at the time of the coronavirus, very essential. We had $400 million in CARES one. We have to have much more than that in CARES two so people can vote by mail.

When the Supreme Court acting like party hacks said that the state of Wisconsin had to vote on that day and limited the importance of voting by mail, they were doing a Republican agenda, but the fact is is that having those people vote at that time was as if we invited them all to the Mardi Gras, probably caused more infections.

People were standing in long for a very long time, keeping social distancing but nonetheless having to be out when they should be home. This issue of vote-by-mail and also saying every person registered to vote should receive a ballot and that we should have same-day registration for those who have not registered to vote.

Opening the process, this is what our country is about, the vote, the sacred right to vote. I’m a former state chair of the party, and our purpose was always to remove obstacles for participation, whether they were Democrats, Republicans, independents, or whatever they were.


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