There’s no question that 2020 will be a crucial election. In order for every vote to be counted, we have to have a strong system in place.
That means voter ID laws! But also so much more.
States need to protect against fraud. We know that foreign agents try to manipulate our elections all the time.
The bigger threat? Attempts to steal elections from local sources. This is important in swing states, which have a big impact on elections.
A new investigation has revealed a huge problem in one key state. Looks like they are not ready for 2020 at all.
Will Democrats use that to their advantage?
From The Hill:
Hundreds of counties, cities and towns in Michigan do not have election clerks who are accredited to run elections, an audit released Friday has found…
Local clerks are required by state law to participate in accreditation courses and take continuing education courses every two years. The auditor general’s report was based on a list from May of this year.
According to a new audit, over 500 local clerks in Michigan are not accredited to run the election.
State law requires clerks to participate in an accreditation course every two years. Seems simple enough.
Take the course and be ready to run the upcoming election.
But this new report indicates that many clerks in this swing state have neglected this simple rule.
Election technology changes over time. New standards are implemented to make sure every vote is counted and there is no chance of fraud.
The current situation would make it easy to sway the close state if politicians give the right “push.”
We all remember the 2000 election, right? Yeah, that’s why this is important.
Clerks need to be well-versed in all of this, so that their local elections run smoothly.
You can imagine the chaos that would ensure if over 500 clerks were not prepared.
This report is a wake-up call. We cannot sit back and expect everything to go smoothly on its own.
We need to demand a high standard for our elections. We can’t leave this to chance, or let politicians steal our elections.
SHARE if you demand Michigan and every state have secure elections!
Source: The Hill