With the cover of the coronavirus, Democrats are making a concerted effort to weaken the state of our elections in plenty of time to turn November’s vote into an unprecedented opportunity for fraud and chaos. The Republican National Committee is working hard to prevent their opposition from sewing the seeds of electoral destruction, and on Friday they launched ProtectTheVote.com, a platform through which they intend to “protect against the Democrats’ assault on our elections.”
“In battleground states across the country, Democrats are using the coronavirus as an excuse to push through their long-sought partisan agenda, but we are fighting back to protect the vote,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “The RNC will stop at nothing to ensure the integrity of our elections is upheld in the face of Democrats’ brazen assaults. Americans deserve to have confidence in their elections, and we will not stand idly by while Democrats try to sue their way to victory in November.”
The RNC is chiefly concerned with twin efforts on the part of the Democratic Party – ballot harvesting and universal mail-in voting.
Ballot harvesting was recently legalized in California, but it remains a highly contentious and controversial practice. In it, political operatives go around to neighborhoods collecting ballots before turning them in to local polling stations. This practice was arguably responsible for the Democratic Party’s unusual success in flipping House seats in southern California in 2018. The opportunity for fraud is self-evident and unacceptable.
As for mail-in voting, recent data from the U.S. Election Assistance Committee shows that nearly 30 million mail-in ballots have gone mysteriously missing over the last ten years. Relying on this method more heavily will only undermine already-shaky faith in the integrity of our elections, and it will only give partisans a bigger and better opportunity to scheme their way to victory.
“Voters are on our side,” the new website says. “Nearly two-thirds (62%) say there is fraud in U.S. elections, and that fraud would concern them under Democrats’ nationwide mail-in ballot system. Americans overwhelmingly approve of the safeguards Democrats are suing to eliminate like signature matching (84%), voter identification (80%), and a ballot receipt deadline of election day (83%). Voters also oppose (67%) allowing campaign workers to collect mail-in ballots, a practice known as ballot harvesting.”
Just as the coronavirus cannot be used as an excuse to crack down on our civil liberties, it cannot be used to introduce massive amounts of fraud into our elections. Democrats seem to take every advantage they can get when it comes to tipping the scales in their favor by hook or by crook.
Mostly, we’ve noticed, it’s by crook.