Grassroots Movements Demand All Mail-in Votes Be Counted
Our nation's next president will be determined though an election unlike any before it, where more than half of Americans are projected to cast their vote by absentee ballot. Now, with our election just weeks away, grassroots movements are firing up throughout the country to ensure every vote counts.
Since Colorado implemented an all-mail voting system in 2013, the method has benefited both Democrats and Republicans in statewide elections. Colorado's Secretary of State Jena Griswold tells Lawrence O'Donnell "it's a system that works in Colorado and I think the whole nation should have access to vote by mail for all." Aired on 09/02/2020. Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana, tells Lawrence O'Donnell that Montana could set a turnout record in the November election after Montana's first all-mail primary in June set the state record for votes in a primary. Sen. Tester says, "Trump doesn't like mail-in voting because he only wants his people to vote." Aired on 09/15/2020. This comes as President Donald Trump tries to clarify his comments after suggesting people try to vote twice. ABC's Ines de La Cuetara reports. One expert says a mail-in voter's best defense against a possible mistake is to make sure the signature kept on file is as current as possible.