The inevitable result of the Supreme Court’s decision that in-person primary voting proceed in Wisconsin on April 7 is now happening, and voters are being diagnosed with coronavirus. That single event has crystallized an issue for all Americans: we need vote-by-mail.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows a remarkable 67% of voters saying that November’s election needs to be conducted by mail. Just 29% are opposed to the idea. What’s more, 58% of the respondents say vote-by-mail should be permanent for all eligible voters, with 39% opposing. That’s even more impetus, if Democrats need it, for fighting hard for the next tranche of coronavirus stimulus spending to include the funding to both save the Postal Service and fund the states to implement it.