There continues to be serious controversy surrounding certain election practices, like mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.
And with the ongoing epidemic, many politicians and lawmakers think we need to change our election processes for 2020.
For instance, Democrats in Florida challenged a ban on ballot harvesting, and took their case to a federal court.
The progressive advocacy group, called Priorities USA, also wanted the state to provide prepaid postage on vote-by-mail ballots.
However, that suit – Nielsen v. DeSantis – is now over, as the Democrat plaintiffs have officially dismissed their claims.
The result is a victory for the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and the Florida GOP.
Said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel:
Today’s victory is a win for Florida voters and a win for election integrity.
Democrats’ assault on our elections process is not based on fact or reason, which is why they are dismissing every claim in their radical suit.
The RNC will continue to step in and fight back against Democrat attempts to circumvent existing law and weaken our elections process.
The RNC was quick to highlight a deposition by a Yale University student, which they believe hurt the Democrats’ case:
Apparently, the student claimed he was “disenfranchised” by being forced to travel to a post office to mail his ballot.
However, it turns out “there was a mailbox in front of his house” and “a post office six blocks from his house.”
Furthermore, the GOP said Florida should absolutely highlight “election integrity measures,” which includes the ballot harvesting ban, in an upcoming PR campaign.
Many Republicans and Conservative citizens believe mail-in voting and ballot harvesting aren’t reliable.
They believe these practices are simply too easy to exploit and manipulate, and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) agrees.
In a recent statement, he said we’ve already seen examples of “political operatives taking advantage of the ballot harvesting process and fraudulently making sure that ballots don’t get to the ballot box.”
It’s wrong; it’s ripe for corruption. It’s been corrupted.
This is why the Florida federal court decision is significant, for the GOP and in terms of election processes nationwide.
But if the pandemic doesn’t abate by October, will ideas like mail-in voting become reality…?
- A Florida federal court upheld a ban on ballot harvesting in the state.
- It’s a major victory for the GOP, and Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called it “a win for election integrity.”
- Ballot harvesting and mail-in voting are very controversial, as some – like Rep. Rodney Davis – say these practices are “ripe for corruption.”