Absentee voting “comports with conservative principles,” argues a recent white paper released by the R Street Institute, a generally right-leaning think tank

In “The Conservative Case for Expanded Access to Absentee Ballots,” R Street scholars argue that voting absentee is partisan-neutral, cost-effective, secure, popular and inclusive of voters who are elderly and disabled. More Republicans are speaking out to defend mail-in voting in part out of self-preservation. Notes Matt Baca, director of VoteSafe: “The president is scaring his own voters away from an opportunity to cast their own ballot.”

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