From reason:

In a report published this week by the R Street Institute, a free market think tank, Steven Greenhut and Marc Hyden argue that reverting to excuse-only absentee balloting “would do nothing to combat fraud, and may instead suppress voter turnout.”

Despite what critics claim, “no-excuse absentee voting still must undergo the same rigorous process to ensure ballots are legitimate, including ballot tracking measures and signature verification,” write Hyden and Greenhut (a Reason columnist) in the new R Street study. “These safeguards are highly effective, too.”

“Instead of seeking to ban tried-and-true methods of voting,” Greenhut and Hyden write, “lawmakers should instead look to ensure that eligible voters have the utmost opportunity to safely exercise their voting rights.”

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