Of course they are. The Democrats know that they can’t defeat President Trump fairly so they will cheat. Vote by mail elections will make cheating must easier, in addition to being a significant threat to American democracy. The corrupt and evil Democrat Party must be voted out of office. Re-open the American economy, Mr. President.
Democrats trying to use coronavirus crisis to rewrite all US election law
By New York Post, April 30, 2020
I’m sorry, but you have no constitutional “right” to vote by mail. You have no constitutional “right” to vote six days after an election is over. Nor do you have any “right” to censor information related to an election. Not even during a pandemic.
This week, the US Supreme Court ruled that a lower federal court couldn’t overwrite Wisconsin’s election laws and force the state to accept ballots without any postmark deadline nearly a week after the election. Likewise, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Tony Evers didn’t have the authority to arbitrarily suspend in-person voting.
If these dictates had been allowed to stand, they would have created destructive precedents, taking elections out of the hands of local legislatures. If we discard legal norms every time there’s a crisis, we no longer have a nation of laws.
The usual suspects, of course, lamented the alleged anti-democratic animus of Chief Justice John Roberts’ high court. Liberal pundits, apparently unable to differentiate between partisan policy preferences and the rule of law, launched into their customary hysterics, denouncing the Supreme Court for disenfranchising minorities and putting people’s lives at risk.
But the court doesn’t exist to fix your local government’s incompetence or make life safer. It exists to uphold the Constitution.
None of this is to say that the situation in Wisconsin is fair to voters, who had to risk standing in lines during a dangerous pandemic. Many states have contingencies in place for emergencies. Wisconsin — while it had plenty of time to pass new guidelines — does not. That’s a Wisconsin problem, not a Supreme Court problem, not a “democracy” problem and definitely not a federal problem.
If Wisconsinites don’t like their laws, if they’re disappointed in legislators, if they’re furious at the state’s high court and bothered by the governor’s ineptitude, then there will be plenty of future elections to right those wrongs. In no version of a healthy “democracy,” however, do we override existing laws, passed by previous elected officials, through fiat.