8 Keys Points to Distinguish Absentee and All-Mail Voting

Fairfax, VA, Absentee Voting Sign by moonShadows7 is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0
President Donald Trump has said he plans to vote absentee this year, although he decries the recent push for all-mail elections. The two methods aren’t interchangeable, but are both subsets of voting by mail. 

On Monday, the president reiterated his opposition to mail-in voting, tweeting: “Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nation’s history.”

Absentee voting is a longstanding institution in American elections, but liberals’ demand to expand nationally what currently is widespread in only five states would be a radical change. 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the all-mail voting policy advocated by Democrats in Congress has prompted concerns about the increased risk of election fraud.