At 7:30 this morning, the Elections subcommittee of the House P&E committee met. Today’s docket included most of the early voting bills that have been introduced so far, including HB 1520 by Republican Del. Ron Villaneuva of Virginia Beach.
No matter. Just as we saw yesterday, even when it comes from members of their own party, those in charge of the committees in the House are unwilling to pass commonsense legislation. The only expansion of absentee voting is to allow those 65 or older.
And I can’t believe the registrars are complaining. I guess having all those pesky voters show up before election day is simply too much work, especially compared to having them stand in line for hours on end on Election Day.