The Wisconsin Elections Commission has unanimously decided that it will mail 2.7 million absentee ballot applications to prepare for the 2020 November election.

The panel consisted of six people, who had been debating over the past weeks whether the ballots should be mailed out to those who applied or to everyone. The committee agreed that it would be optimal to provide almost all registered voters with the ballot application.

Non-partisan language will be used to draft the letter, commission Democrats revealed. The drafting process might might take a few weeks.

The committee also stated that the COVID-19 relief fund passed by Congress will be used for the mail-in ballots. The costs will amount to $2.25 million. Federal funds will cover about $7.3 million of that amount.

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Only in the April primary election, mail-in voting reached over one million, as many refrained from going to the polls amid the global pandemic.

President Donald Trump, however, starkly criticized mail-in voting, saying it was more likely to facilitate fraud. Twitter labeled his tweets as misleading, eventually linking users to a non-partisan voter information page.

Trump has also declared without evidence that mail-in voting will greatly disadvantage his political party.


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