Election Integrity

Posted 3/23/21

Safeguarding the election process from fraud is essential to preserving our democratic republic.

Across the United States, honest citizens want honest elections. Preventing election fraud …

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Election Integrity

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Safeguarding the election process from fraud is essential to preserving our democratic republic.

Across the United States, honest citizens want honest elections. Preventing election fraud requires voters to be U.S. citizens - verifiable by free voter IDs and a verifiable pre-Election Day registration process. Elections must remain under the watchful administration of state and local elected officials-not federal bureaucrats.

The "For The People Act of 2021" now before the U.S. Senate for consideration is actually a massive assemblage of new federal laws and rules to take control of elections away from locally elected officials who are accountable to their local voters.

The proposed Act would eliminate verifiable voter registration processes, ban requiring Voter ID, and replace secure Election Day ballot-casting with an unsecured ballot-casting season. This bill would allow anyone who steals an identity to show up and vote without any way to verify or challenge the voter's identity or eligibility to vote. This Act would allow anyone to mail a ballot and anyone to collect ballots with no way to verify who actually voted or the number of times he or she voted.

Voter fraud will be rampant if this passes. The bill's very name is deceptive; its many provisions legalize dishonest voting practices and are an affront to honest U.S. citizens. These include: automatic voter registration, online voter registration, and same-day registration-all wrong because there is no way to verify eligibility or identity. The new rules would allow unrestricted early voting, no-reason absentee balloting, and ballot-collecting by anyone-all wrong because Election Day becomes 15-Day Election where anyone, including felons, illegal inhabitants, and identity thieves, can mark a paper ballot anywhere to be collected by anyone without any way to verify who voted or how often.

Our own Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill opposes this bill along with 16 Secretaries of State, to date.

Under his administration, the Great State of Alabama received an "A" for election integrity

in the November 2020 General election. Secretary of State Merrill has ensured that in Alabama it is "easy to vote and hard to cheat".

Let's keep it that way, shall we?

Carol Wilson

Fairhope