Republicans to Democrats: Mail-In Voting Is Not the Same as Absentee Voting

If you listen to the mainstream media, you may be misinformed about your voting rights. Some Democrats have been making false claims.

During the Democratic National Convention in August, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, confused many when she said:

“And let’s be clear, there is absolutely zero difference between voting by mail and voting absentee. Millions of Americans have been voting absentee for decades,” Benson said via video.

However, former Texas State Representative Ron Simmons (now with the Texas Public Policy Foundation) says that's not true. There is a legal difference between mail-in and absentee voting.

“Mail-in voting in Texas is for the disabled and the people 65 and older. Absentee voting is for people who are going to be out of town during the entire voting process,” Simmons said.

Republicans are pushing back against Democrats efforts to massively expand mail-in ballots across the country. Republicans are raising concerns about potential voter fraud and widespread logistical errors.

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