Dems Fight GOP Efforts for Ballot Integrity
Obviously, Democrats benefit from voter fraud, so they’ll reject any work to curtail it.
“We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” —Joe Biden, October 2020
Arguably at no time in living memory has there been less faith in the American electoral system than today. Three months after the 2020 presidential election, and weeks after Biden’s inauguration under a phony banner of “unity,” a strong plurality of Americans believe he is not the legitimate president.
An early December poll released by Quinnipiac found 77% of Republicans and 35% of independents believe there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 elections. More than a third (34%) of registered voters believe Biden’s win was illegitimate, a result very similar to the findings of a Politico survey.
It doesn’t help that the same Democrat Party that spent four years claiming President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory was the result of Russian interference, and for the last year warned Russia was rigging the 2020 election for Trump again, have suddenly declared there is not one iota of evidence of election fraud now that Biden has been declared the victor and installed in the White House.
But such a cynical and convenient about-face doesn’t wash with non-Democrat voters, who are deeply disturbed by clear evidence of widespread voter fraud and election manipulation.
Moreover, as political analyst John Hinderaker correctly notes, “The Democrats like voter fraud. That has been true for a long time. In 2020, they saw how helpful to their cause lax voting procedures, that both enable fraud and make it hard if not impossible to prove, can be. They will fight tooth and nail to preserve their fraud advantage in future elections. All of which could make the bitterness over last year’s election a mild preview of things to come.”
And therein lies the problem. The decisive voter fraud in 2020 was not to be found in sensational stories like Dominion voting machines (which top Democrats expressed concerns over in 2019) switching votes from Trump to Biden. Rather, it’s to be found in the much more mundane but devastating efforts by Democrats to overwhelm the system with unverifiable ballots through a strategy of bulk-mail balloting and ballot harvesting.
Using the pretense of the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrat governors and secretaries of state in key states ignored election law and engaged in the mass mailing of ballots, rendering the desired results.
Over 40% (65 million) of the ballots cast in the 2020 election were cast by mail, a vast increase from previous years. Yet we’re supposed to believe that each of these ballots had the voter’s signature verified by election workers to make sure the vote was legally cast and that, despite the massive increase in mail-in ballots, the dramatic decrease in rejected ballots is no cause for concern.
In order to restore lost faith in the American electoral system, Republicans in state legislatures across the U.S. are already working on legislation to tighten up ballot security and voter verification.
Though just weeks into the states’ legislative sessions, Republicans have introduced triple the number of bills to secure the voting process compared to last year — 106 bills in 28 states so far — including Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, which found themselves in the center of the post-election storm.
In Georgia, proposals for ending no-excuse absentee voting have been floated, as well as a photo ID requirement for voting outside of voting precincts. Voters would be required to show photo ID both when requesting the absentee ballot and when returning it.
It is no coincidence that the biggest states where no voter ID is required — California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Oregon, and North Carolina — have been dominated by Democrats. North Carolina is the only state in that list won by Trump in 2020.
In Georgia, dominated by Republicans for the last two decades, failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams has run a relentless campaign to weaken election laws over the last decade, culminating in Georgia’s electors going for a Democrat for the first time since 1992 and the loss of both Republican-held U.S. Senate seats.
In fact, after registering 115,000 new Democrat voters between the November election and the January runoffs in Georgia, Abrams openly bragged about decimating the state’s signature-verification requirement.
This is the same Abrams who previously flooded Georgia’s secretary of state with tens of thousands of fraudulent voter applications while smugly insisting, “[The law] requires that we turn in all application forms we collect, regardless of concerns over validity. It’s the job of the secretary of state to determine the status of the applications.”
Of course, when thousands of these applications were rightly rejected, Abrams cynically screamed “racism.”
Because requiring a photo ID to vote is racist, but requiring a photo ID to attend the Democrat National Convention or the NAACP national conference or to visit Biden at the White House is not racist. Many black voters think this claim is ridiculous.
Democrats are not through with their efforts to make voter fraud systemic though. Not by a long shot.
House Democrats under Pelosi introduced HR 1, the grossly misnamed “For the People Act of 2021.” This monstrosity would federalize election law in violation of the U.S. Constitution (which gives that power to the states), and it would, among other things, prohibit states from requiring photo ID from voters.
This will set up a constitutional showdown between Republican states tightening election laws and a Democrat-controlled Congress seeking to treat legal and illegal voters the same.
President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments are looking pretty good right about now.
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