Are Democrats Pushing Vote By Mail Nationally?

Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) is pushing Vote-By Mail as a constitutional right by introducing the Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act… 

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-281
H.R. 281: Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act of 2008

The following summary is provided by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan government entity that serves Congress and is run by the Library of Congress. The summary is taken from the official website THOMAS.4/14/2008–Reported to House amended.

Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act of 2008 – Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit a state from imposing additional conditions or requirements on the eligibility of an individual to cast a vote in federal elections by mail, except to the extent that it imposes a deadline for requesting the ballot and returning it to the appropriate state or local election official.

Prohibits a state from accepting and processing such an absentee ballot unless it verifies the identification of the individual’s signature on the ballot by comparing it with the individual’s signature on the official list of registered voters in the state.

These are the co-sponsors of the bill:

Rep. Neil Abercrombie [D-HI]
Rep. Robert Andrews [D-NJ]
Rep. Joe Baca [D-CA]
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA]
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D-NV]
Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA]
Rep. Robert Berry [D-AR]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D-IA]
Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA]
Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA]
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D-CA]
Rep. Julia Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. William Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]
Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]
Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D-NY]
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]
Rep. Artur Davis [D-AL]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA]
Rep. Bob Filner [D-CA]
Rep. Barney Frank [D-MA]
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Phil Hare [D-IL]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D-NY]
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX]
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ]
Rep. Michael Honda [D-CA]
Rep. Darlene Hooley [D-OR]
Rep. Jay Inslee [D-WA]
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D-IL]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Stephanie Jones [D-OH]
Rep. Steve Kagen [D-WI]
Rep. Patrick Kennedy [D-RI]
Rep. Dale Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick [D-MI]
Rep. Ronald Kind [D-WI]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]
Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI]
Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. James McDermott [D-WA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]
Rep. Bradley Miller [D-NC]
Rep. George Miller [D-CA]
Rep. Harry Mitchell [D-AZ]
Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Solomon Ortiz [D-TX]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]
Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Steven Rothman [D-NJ]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA]
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Zackary Space [D-OH]
Rep. Fortney Stark [D-CA]
Rep. Betty Sutton [D-OH]
Rep. Michael Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Tom Udall [D-NM]
Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN]
Rep. Diane Watson [D-CA]
Rep. Charles Wilson [D-OH]
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D-CA]
Rep. David Wu [D-OR]
Rep. Albert Wynn [D-MD]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]

Voice of the Voters Podcast Mail and Internet Voting

Not only can some members of the military vote by fax, but Internet voting is still being pushed. Not so fast, say a host of election integrity experts and critics:

http://odeo.com/channel/810743/view

Voting by mail and internet voting are addressed by Charles E. Corry, Ph.D., Equal Justice Foundation; Gentry Lange, No Vote by Mail Project; Barbara Simons, National Workshop on Internet Voting and Defense Dept.’s Internet voting project (SERVE). Mary Ann Gould and Lori Rosolowsky co-host.

Visit the site for an hour long discussion of Vote-By Mail and Internet voting problems. Or go straight to the MP3 file, here.