Every State, Every Vote Responds to President Trump’s Lawsuit Against Vote By Mail in Pennsylvania
President Trump’s reelection campaign, along with the Republican National Committee and a group of PA Republican lawmakers, is suing Pennsylvania’s secretary of state and its county election boards over its expanded vote-by-mail system. The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the state from using mail ballot drop boxes, a secure method of collecting absentee ballots, in the general election.
Every State, Every Vote Co-Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released the following statement:
“The Trump campaign and the RNC’s baseless attacks against vote-by-mail are dangerous to the health of our democracy. Governors from both parties are moving to vote-from-home measures to protect access to free and fair elections during the COVID-19 pandemic – and President Trump should be advocating for these measures, not suing to block them. His own pollsters found that the overwhelming majority of Americans support no-excuse absentee voting and safe in-person polling stations.
“As the first state to conduct elections entirely by mail, Oregon is proof that vote-by-mail is safe, secure, and bipartisan. The federal government needs to support additional election assistance for every state to enact vote-by-mail and other safety measures for upcoming elections. No American should have to choose between their health and their fundamental right to vote.”
Read more about how Democratic governors are fighting for free and fair elections at EveryStateEveryVote.com.