Regarding T he Facts’ editorial “Virus threat not enough reason to expand mail-in balloting” (7A, June 4): The arguments presented against expanding mail-in voting during the global pandemic were weak, short-sighted and displayed a cavalier attitude toward other people’s health and safety — not only voters’, but also poll workers’ safety.

Currently, there is no vaccine against the virus and it still is unknown whether, once infected and recovered, one can become infected again. Texas infection rates and hospitalizations have continued to rise to record levels. Yet, the governor has stated there are enough hospital beds. This is not a strategy for limiting infection rate. (Wilmer Allman also pointed this out in his letter to the editor (June 19).) Who knows how high the numbers will be in July for runoffs, or certainly by November — the big presidential election? So, the fear of contracting COVID-19 during in-person voting is very real.

Nancy Freshour is a resident of Lake Jackson.

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Bulldog

If people can riot and loot they can go out and vote. Just another attempt to steal the election. I noticed she voted two times in blue states. This is Texas.

Bulldog

The demoncrats are the only ones pushing this. That tells you all you need to know. They will cheat and lie just to have control of the American people

natives5

I didn't see any elderly people out there rioting and looting as you say. Stealing an election, really?!?!? That's comical considering you support trump's presidency.

natives5

If the president and his family can vote by mail (Which they did before he became president) why can’t the people? Voter fraud is another proven lie perpetrated by this administration Let us vote by mail.

Bulldog

They can if they meet their states requirements

natives5

Wait, what? You contradict yourself.

sailfish

I noticed her previous voting history, too. I'm sure the people of a certain party are just drooling over the idea of mail-in voting. But I totally agree--if they can go to the store, assemble at the beach, get together for a recent historical celebration, as well as gathering in close proximity for the other "activities" that have been going on in various states, they can vote in person.

natives5

Y'all always point the blame at the Democrats yet can't provide proof of their schemes. Even Barr says he has no evidence that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud. Why is it okay to register to vote online or by mail?

Bulldog

Because registering doesn't elect anyone

natives5

Then how do all of those fraudulent voters get on the rolls?

antone

Maybe natives meant "Application for Voting Ballot" by mail; i.e., you "Apply" and then vote by mail.

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