In the last election, nearly 70% of voters cast their ballots prior to Election Day, many prior to the final debate when Joe Biden vowed to shut down the traditional energy industry that provides millions of jobs for American workers. When Biden terminated the Keystone pipeline shortly after he took office, some early voters were surprised. Sadly, there is no practical way for millions of early voters to change their votes.
That’s not the only problem with early and mail-in voting. Another big issue is the matter of ballot harvesting, which is when a partisan political operative collects ballots that support their chosen candidate. Georgia required inclusion of a voter’s driver’s license number on mail-in ballots, but it is hard to tell how much this will reduce ballot harvesting. Well-funded liberal groups may be able to obtain lists of driver’s license numbers to pre-fill ballots and then vote improperly for others anyway.
Strict signature verification was once required in states that allow mail-in voting, but Georgia, Pennsylvania, and other states dropped those requirements through judicial activism or collusive settlements with liberal election officials. Democrats argue that some elderly people have irregular signatures, but banks require signatures on checks and voting is just as important.
Anyone who dislikes extra requirements for mail-in voting has the option to vote in person on Election Day. That’s the way voting worked for a long time in America, so it’s not exactly a novel request. The notion that mail-in ballot verification is unfair should be flatly rejected. Without verifying the authenticity of mail-in ballots, more elections will be stolen. The best approach, as Trump stated, is to prohibit nearly all mail-in voting, and if allowed then there must be strict verification of identification and signatures. Anyone who does not like that can show up at the polls.
For stating these simple facts, liberals call me a bigot. They say I want to suppress votes. I say that nothing suppresses votes more than a broken system that nobody trusts. If elections are ever to mean something in America, they have to have the full confidence of the voters. That is why election integrity is the foremost issue of American politics.