Trump says mail-in voting could be catastrophic. Here’s how other countries do it.
At a news conference Saturday, President Trump said universal mail-in voting would be “catastrophic” for the United States. “It’s going to make our country the laughingstock of the world,” he told reporters.
Trump blocked an emergency infusion of federal funds for the U.S. Postal Service because he wanted to restrict voting by mail, he said last week.
Elections by mail pose a fraud risk, he said without evidence, and argued that ballots would take too long to process.
But Trump’s critics say he is blocking, for political reasons, a practice that is common around the world.
Do other countries encourage voting by mail?
In Switzerland, all eligible voters are sent ballots, which they can either send in by mail or bring to polling booths, months before elections. In some regions, voters can also cast ballots online.
Voting by mail is by far the most popular option, accounting for nearly 90 percent of all votes in …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]