James Dickey, the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, told Newsmax TV on Monday that the push to switch entirely to mail-in voting in November because of the coronavirus is “completely not necessary.”
Dickey told “The National Report” that the Texas Democratic Party is “suing for 100% mail-in ballots all across the state when they couldn't get that done through the legislature, and when it not only is not necessary to allow people to safely vote. It has been proven to be the most susceptible to both fraud and error, and in fact it's Democrat election officials who said they would not be ready for this, but the biggest thing is, it is completely not necessary. We have two full weeks of early learning in Texas, and if voters can figure out how to get through the grocery store safely, they can certainly out how to cast a vote safely.”
He added that ensuring safety for workers at polling stations is “very straightforward,” and said, “just like the employees at the grocery store can figure out how to safely handle everyone's groceries, the employees at the ballot can figure out how to safely handle everyone’s ballot. We don't even have to reinvent the wheel, all we have to do is, a few months from now, take the lessons that have been learned and exercised by the private sector, and we can successfully do this. And trying to up-end decades of experience in how to manage an election in a few months is the worst possible approach.”
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