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Republicans wrong — again — on mail ballots


March 14, 2017

Republican leaders have now shown two sides of a coin in their opposition to mail ballots in the election to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke — and both sides are wrong.

Rep. Forrest Mandeville, R-Columbus, chair of the House State Administration Committee, sent a column out to newspapers saying the election has been turned into a political football, and he would oppose using mail ballots in the election because, he says, making it easier to vote will suppress votes. Even though the mail ballots now used in every off-year election have much higher...

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