The Right to a Secret Ballot

November 2, 2020 Updated: November 2, 2020

We should all be skeptical of the progressives’ rush to put in place a mail-in voting system just months before a major presidential election. First of all, if you can go to Costco, HomeDepot, or other “essential”-deemed businesses, you can also social distance and go to a polling place and vote. If you are one of the unfortunate citizens that are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of underlying health conditions, we already have a system in place to request an absentee ballot. If we switch to an all-out vote-by-mail system, the biggest loss will be to our right to a secret ballot. It was Joseph Stalin who said, “It’s not the people who vote that counts, it’s the people who count the votes.” Who doesn’t believe that our government will store our “votes” in a database? Ask yourself, who will have access to this database? Will employers (eventually) be able to access this database? Schools/Universities? Banks/Mortgage lenders? Does the future portend that we might be held accountable for not voting for the election winner? Will this be the first step into a CCP-like social credit system? We, as American citizens, must demand the right to a secret ballot.

Kathy Hauser

New York