It is good to know that work is underway to prevent the election shenanigans that took place in some states last November. Work by groups such as True The Vote and Heritage Action are paying off.PJ MEDIA
An election integrity bill for Georgia was must-sign legislation for the Republican-led legislature and Governor Brian Kemp. Thursday evening, they unlocked that achievement with Kemp’s signature. A disaster of national proportions happened on election night 2020, with private money flooding selected election offices, a weakening of election security laws with widespread mail-in balloting and dropboxes, and insecure ID requirements for absentee balloting.
It simply cannot happen again if voters are going to have confidence in the entire process.
As outlined in an email sent out by Heritage today, this is what Georgia’s election reform bill will do:
- Verify the accuracy of voter registration lists.
- Require photo ID verification for absentee voting.
- Protect absentee ballots by banning the automatic mailing of absentee ballots or absentee ballot request forms to all voters.
- Prevent interfering with absentee ballots by limiting those who can return an absentee ballot on behalf of others.
- Ensure drop boxes are located at the supervisor of election offices to protect against tampering with ballots that are dropped off.
- Print ballots on security paper to authenticate the validity of a ballot.
- Prohibit private funding of election officials and government agencies which can lead to partisan election offices and corruption.
- Increase transparency by allowing election observers complete access to the election process.
- Ensures counting of ballots continues without pause until all votes have been tabulated.
Heritage is now trying to get similar laws passed in Arizona, Florida, and Texas.
More from PJ Media. Read the entire article to get the full picture:
The law also expands early voting for the general and primary elections as a compromise, adding additional Saturdays and Sundays to the days to vote before Election Day. This provision is not a Republican preference because early tabulating of absentee ballots is also allowed. Drop boxes, a huge election security risk, may only be placed in early-voting locations and may only be accessible when the site is open. This rule should not be controversial unless your goal is to harvest ballots illegally and not get detected. Portable polling facilities are also prohibited.
The state legislature has also severely limited the modifications that can be made by the Secretary of State and county election boards independently to address a crisis like COVID-19. The legislature has reserved the right to suspend such changes and require that any modifications must involve public notice and specific notification to the legislature. The law will also prevent county election offices from receiving “Zuck Bucks” from outside interest groups.