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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Weighs In On Mail-In Voting

Courtesy: CSPAN

ARKANSAS GOVERNOR  MEETS PRESIDENT TRUMP – On Wednesday President  Donald Trump met with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly  to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.   Following brief remarks from all, the president answered reporters' questions on a number of topics including mail-in ballots and the president’s concerns with them.  Many states are considering  emergency mail-in voting so as to provide voters access and protection from getting infected by the Coronavirus.  The President asked Governor Hutchinson share some thoughts on Mail-In Voting. 

“…there’s a lot of discussion about how we can make the vote accessible.," Hutchinson said. "And if there is continued worried from a health standpoint and we want to be able to use no excuse absently  no excuse absentee voting as a way to do it, but it’s still a person-to-person identification of the individual."

As states scramble to adjust laws to accommodate social distancing and state and federal guidelines -- including states with primaries June 2the Republican Party is launching legal challenges to efforts intended to give voters more ways to cast ballots this fall.  Yesterday Louisiana Republican legislators shot down legislation that would expand mail-in voting in Louisiana.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.