According to the ‘Democrat Digital Update’ put out by the WV Democratic Party, the following was noted:
IN THEIR LATEST EFFORT TO STOP THE PEOPLE OF WEST VIRGINIA FROM EXERCISING THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE, THE WV GOP IS TRYING TO CRIMINALIZE INDIVIDUALS FROM PROVIDING ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WITH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION
West Virginia Republican Party is trying to criminalize you for providing an individual with a public, readily available document to apply for an absentee ballot. They are literally wanting to criminalize people for helping others exercise their right to vote. Period.
What’s next? Voter registration forms be criminalized too?
House Bill 4293 would make it a crime for any person mail or deliver an application for an absentee ballot to any voter except when specifically requested by that voter. The bill passed the House of Delegates 72-22.
Thank you Delegate Shawn Fluharty and fellow WV Dems for standing against such hypocritical, idiotic bills that solve nothing.
Find Delegate Fluharty’s remarks here: https://www.facebook.com/wvdemocrats/posts/505819920902777
Find a piece from Steven Allen Adams with The Intelligencer here: https://bit.ly/3sGJh9s