For some reason, Trump and the Republicans are dead set against mail-in voting, constantly repeating some crackpot theory about how it will lead to massive fraud though studies have repeatedly shown that voting fraud in the US is almost non-existent and that committing such fraud with mail-in ballots is not only hard to pull off but the reward is hardly worth the risk of a felony prosecution.
I think that their opposition is based more on the general attitude of Republicans that making voting harder will discourage poor and minority communities from voting, which is their only hope of clinging on to power, hence all their attempts at making voting more onerous in so many ways. But in the case of mail-in voting they may be hurting their own cause more, since the older white people that make up so much of their base are more likely to want to mail in their ballots.
John Oliver makes the case for mail-in voting but says that states have to start the process now if they want to be ready by the time of the November elections. They also need money to implement it.
Yesterday there were elections in some states, believe it or not, and one notable result is that Steve King, the outrageously racist and xenophobic member of Congress, lost his primary race. He was so bad that even the party establishment shunned him and supported his challenger Randy Feenstra. I suspect that it was not because they abhorred King’s views but that he was in danger of losing his seat to the Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten in November. Scholten almost beat King in 2018.
What Republicans really want is a racist who comes across as urbane and knows how to use dog-whistles and not say out loud what they think, like the way King did.