Voting by mail gains traction, but advocates warn it’s not ‘a panacea’

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By Arianna Skibell

WASHINGTON — As the COVID-19 virus continues to sweep the country, voting rights advocates are demanding Congress fully fund a national vote-by-mail program so people aren’t forced to choose between their health and their right to vote.

Pennsylvania, for instance, offers no-excuse mail-in balloting, and county elections officials are bracing for a flood of ballots for the state’s June 2 primary election.