Every State, Every Vote: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Stalls on Vote-By-Mail and Leaves Voters Vulnerable For Upcoming Election
GOP Gov. Phil Scott’s foot-dragging is threatening Vermonters’ constitutional right to vote in a free and fair election. Scott is blocking Vermont’s Democratic Secretary of State from sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters, a measure that is extremely popular among both Republicans and Democrats. In doing so, Scott is forcing Vermonters to decide between their health and their right to vote.
Vermont community groups are begging Scott to allow vote from home measures for the sake of public health, but Scott isn’t budging. He needs to make a decision soon – the Secretary of State has warned that the state might not have enough time to properly implement vote from home measures, which could lead to the same dangerous GOP-induced chaos we saw in Wisconsin.
“Phil Scott’s refusal to implement vote-by-mail measures for the upcoming election puts Vermonters in an impossible position,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Christina Amestoy. “Unless Scott takes action, Vermonters will have to choose between their health and their right to vote. Vote from home initiatives are not a partisan issue – voters overwhelmingly support vote-by-mail and safe in-person polling measures. Scott needs to stop playing political games – Vermonters shouldn’t have to put their lives on the line to cast their ballots.”
Read more about how Democratic governors are fighting to expand access to the ballot box at EveryStateEveryVote.com.