Paul DeMeester laments that certain states made it easier for people to vote by mail in the 2020 election (guest perspective, Feb. 19).
He, like our former president and his followers seem to be unaware that mail-in ballots were available to all voters, not just Democrats. They point an accusing finger at the much larger number of votes for President Biden by mail as opposed to in-person votes. There is no reason to believe that all those votes were cast by Democrats. Also, the fact that “downline” Republicans defeated their opponents in the same election and on the same ballots belies that claim.
The fact that many fewer Trump supporters voted by mail is easily explained by the fact that he told them many times to eschew mail ballots in favor of in-person voting. I suspect enough court cases have already agreed the vote is valid and it’s time to accept the facts.