Democrats, Republicans Split on Federal Voting by Mail

Republicans and Democrats are split over federal voting by mail. (photo credit: Abstrakt Xxcellence Studios)

Americans seek to vote by mail in November. However, Democratic measures to mandate it do not seem to have a chance in Congress in the near future, with Republicans opposing it, citing federalism, POLITICO reported.

House Democrats have looked to change the American electoral system in a significant way in the wake of COVID-19. They have argued that significant alternations are required to permit Americans to vote harmlessly.

In a recent POLITICO/Morning Consult survey, almost 60% of voters across the nation indicated they would be either staunchly or be to some extent behind federal statute that would require states to “provide mail-in ballots to all voters for elections occurring during the coronavirus pandemic.” Only 25% of voters either to some extent or staunchly are against the proposal, with the rest not having a viewpoint on it.

However, backing for the proposal is ideologically divided. A strong majority of voters who are registered Democratic or more closely align with Democrats — 77% — support the proposal. Republicans are rather split: 42% support the proposal, while 48% are against it.