RNC spokesperson: We shouldn’t have to compromise election security to vote in November
Liz Harrington is the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely her own. View more opinion articles on CNN.
(CNN) Democrats keep presenting Americans with a false choice: Our livelihoods or our health. Our constitutional freedoms or our health. Now, they are trying to scare us into choosing their liberal voting agenda, allegedly for the sake of our health.
Democrats don’t want more voters. They want more ballots. Their real aim is to export ballot harvesting to the rest of the country and place the fate of elections in the hands of paid political activists, like in California in 2018.
On election night at 1:45 a.m., Young Kim was poised to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress, up by 5% over her Democrat opponent. Kim’s was one of seven close House races during the state’s midterm elections, and Republicans were ahead in four, a Republican House Administration Committee report found. Weeks and thousands of mail-in ballots counted later, and many returned by “unknown individuals,” and Democrats saw their ballot tallies in each race climb, claiming all seven seats after Election Day.
If Democrats get their way, potentially millions of ballots would be sent to ineligible and dead voters this November. Los Angeles County was forced to start the process of removing 1.5 million ineligible registrations in early 2019 due to a court settlement, after not cleaning up its rolls for decades. The problem remains.
As of November 2019, according to data analyzed by conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, even after San Diego County removed 500,000 ineligible registrations, the county still had a registration rate of 117%, meaning more people may be registered than are eligible and live in the county. California has nearly 2,000 registered voters over 105 years old, and 5% of registrations in Imperial, Fresno and Los Angeles counties have likely died or moved away, a nonprofit election integrity group warned. And those are just among active voters.
Experimenting with our elections is already failing in Nevada. In Clark County, ballots were sent to all voters, and they are winding up in the trash because there are over 200,000 inactive voters in the county.
Elias, in a lawsuit, has called signature matching a “dubious art,” characterized the process of identifying signatures a “signature matching regime,” and claimed that Ballot Rejection Rules violate right to vote and does not want it enforced.
Democrats claim mail-in ballots are tried, tested, and true. But it has never been tried on a nationwide scale, and states that do have all mail-in voting took years — not months — to test it out.
That is not the way to conduct our elections. Voters should not have to choose between election security and Democrats’ extreme voting plans.