Trump Threatens To Withhold Michigan Funding Over ‘Illegal’ Absentee Ballot Plan; MI Sec. State Responds

In a social media post Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan for what he described as a “rogue Secretary of State” “illegally” sending absentee ballots to 7.7 million people — a claim prompted by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s announcement of a plan to send absentee ballot applications to qualified Michigan voters.

Texas vote-by-mail expansion blocked by state Supreme Court

Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet the state's definition, which could allow them to vote by mail.

When the mailman commits vote fraud

This story is the week’s best example of why universal mailed ballots are a welcome mat for fraud. After being caught changing ballot requests from Democrat to Republican, a West Virginia mailman claimed he did it as a “joke.” Charged with felony vote fraud, we presume Mailman Cooper will find his fines and/or jail time as unfunny as his crime.

House members propose changes to improve military voting procedures

A group of House Members has introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act to ensure all military overseas ballots are expedited to ensure timely receipt by the military voter and delivery to home voting locations. The bill currently has 25 original co-sponsors, including many retired military members. So far, no House Democrats have signed on. You may view the list of cosponsors here, and if your Member of Congress is not on it, you should pick up your phone and encourage them to pick up their pen.