Democrats have pushed for increased mail-in absentee voting so people can avoid going out to the polls, and Republicans have been accused of voter suppression for largely opposing this.
At a Wednesday hearing, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton claimed before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties that it is actually Democrats who are suppressing votes by scaring people with ominous warnings about COVID-19.
“We can see that people will exercise their First Amendment rights if they think it’s important; voting’s important, and they will vote in person,” he claimed.
Earlier in the hearing, Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson noted that by sending out ballot request forms, states can actually increase security because voters would be confirming their identities prior to receiving ballots.
She said that some states may not have the resources to handle an increase in absentee ballot requests brought on by fear of COVID-19, which is why additional measures are needed to assist them.