Barr: Universal mail-in voting ‘playing with fire’ ‘People trying to change the rules to this methodology … is reckless,’

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Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that people who are “trying to change the rules” of voting methodology ahead of November are “playing with fire.”

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the host pointed out to Barr that several states — Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington — already vote primarily by mail.

“This is playing with fire,” Barr said in response. “We’re a very closely divided country here, and people have to have confidence in the legitimacy of the government, and people trying to change the rules to this methodology, which as a matter of logic is very open to fraud and coercion, is reckless and dangerous, and people are playing with fire.”

The debate regarding mail-in voting comes just two months ahead of the November presidential election, when some U.S. citizens may choose to vote by mail rather than in-person to avoid potential crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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