Why vote-by-mail has become a political battleground

Come November, every registered California voter will be able to vote by mail. But the process has been politicized; Republicans — including President Trump — are opposed. Trump said last month that voting by mail is rife with fraud — and that Republicans would never win another election if voting isexpanded. Both claims are unfounded

But with the coronavirus still spreading,more states could look to vote-by-mail for the November election, which means more political fights over the issue could be inevitable. 



  • Gilda Daniels - professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law; former deputy chief in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division; author of “Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America”