Left suffers great defeat in efforts to undermine election security
As the media focused on Virginia and New Jersey in the recent election, the progressive left suffered a big defeat, barely noticed in the press: the voting public in a very blue state – New York – defeated two Reckless electoral changes that radical rights organizations have tried to force through Congress and state legislatures: same-day voter registration and no-fault postal voting.
Referendum 3, aimed at implementing voter registration on the same day, was overwhelmingly defeated, 58 percent to 42 percent. As we explain in our new book, “Our Shattered Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote” (Dating Books), same-day voter registration allows individuals to walk into an office. vote on polling day, register and vote immediately.
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This does not give election officials time to verify the accuracy of voter registration information and the individual’s eligibility to vote, which is why most states require individuals to register before an election. . The New York deadline is 25 days before election day.
Combined with the fact that New York City has no ID requirement, same-day check-in raises serious security concerns. Anyone willing to cheat can walk into any polling station (or more), register with a false name and address, vote, and then leave the polling station carefree – and election officials absolutely cannot. do nothing to stop it.
In addition, election officials decide on the number of ballots and the number of people needed at polling stations based on the number of registered voters. If hundreds of unregistered voters show up at a particular polling location on polling day, an election official may not have enough ballots or staff, resulting in the deprivation of the right to vote of voters who were previously. correctly registered there but who, unfortunately for them, showed up late today to vote.
Voters in New York were smart enough to recognize the problems caused by same-day voter registration and voted against it. The same cannot be said of the elect like the Senses. Chuck Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D), who pushed Congress to pass HR 1, the bill that would lead to a complete federal takeover of the electoral process and mandate, among many reckless and dangerous policies, that all states implement voter registration on the same day.
Referendum 4, aimed at implementing no-fault postal voting, was also beaten by 56% to 44%, no doubt much to the dismay of the Brennan Center and other radical organizations headquartered in New York City. Again, as we explain in “Our Broken Elections”, no one disputes the need to vote by mail for people who cannot make it to their neighborhood polling stations because they are physically ill. disabled or serve the country abroad as a member of the armed forces. military or diplomatic corps.
This is exactly what the current New York law does: Postal ballots can be used by voters who are ill, physically disabled, or absent on election day. Switching to no-fault postal voting (where anyone can vote with a mail-in ballot for no reason) is a reckless and dangerous policy that will make fraud much easier to commit.
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The many proven cases of mail-in ballot fraud make it clear to any objective and reasonable observer that mail-in ballots are susceptible to theft, tampering and falsification. In fact, a 1998 Florida Department of Law Enforcement report concluded that “the lack of ‘in person, at the ballot box’ accountability makes mail ballots the ‘tool of choice’ for those inclined to commit crime. electoral fraud. “
Additionally, while states have banned campaigning at polling stations, there is no ban on campaigning in voters’ houses. This makes voters vulnerable to intimidation and pressure from candidates, campaign staff, political party activists and political consultants.
Despite this defeat, we expect the Liberals to work even harder to change the rules so that, whatever their motives, it will be easier to cheat and manipulate the election results. The results could be catastrophic for the integrity and security of the electoral process.