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Eric Holder Sees Coronavirus As 'Opportunity' To Redesign US Election System

• by Tyler Durden

"Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system so that it permanently becomes more inclusive and becomes easier for the American people to access," Holder told Time magazine.

And as the Washington Examiner'Andrew Mark Miller notes, the former Obama Attorney General thinks mail-in ballots are the solution.

"There has to be a sea change in our thinking there," Holder told the magazine, adding "Allow people to access their primary American right by voting at home. It's not as if this is an untried concept. Oregon has been doing this for years. But we have to make sure that we're being sensitive to the needs of poor communities and communities of color by doing things like having prepaid postage on envelopes. Construct a system so that you've got expanded in-person voting, you've got expanded at-home voting and expanded no-excuse absentee vote-at-home measures."

The changes, according to Holder, will help "enhance our democracy."