Reader's View: If protesting isn’t a health risk, neither is voting
There is a continued push by some factions to instill unwarranted fear regarding mail-in balloting. I speak out against this process. I consider voting a privilege and personal responsibility. I want my vote to count, and I want voter integrity ensured.
Mail-in voting cannot ensure that the ballots are filled out by eligible voters. Mail-in ballots undermine our privilege by sending ballots to unidentified persons, ineligible persons, and fraudsters determined to undermine close elections.
It is a lie that Minnesota voters need mail-in voting so they can be safe from health risks at polling places. Our absentee voting system already allows any and every person to apply for, receive, and mail back a filled-out ballot up to 46 days prior to an election. No one is required to vote in person.
If you can go to Walmart and apparently even protest without health risks or concerns, voting should be no different.