OP-ED: “If Elections Are To Be Trusted, They Must Be Trustworthy”

“The way we cast our ballots matters. Some methods are not secure. Some methods are overly complicated. Some methods are not transparent. Any of these shortcomings is enough to undermine public confidence in the outcomes of our elections – and thus undermine our democracy itself.

Voting by mail suffers from every one of those shortcomings. In 2020, the avalanche of nonprofit monies used to turn urban election offices into partisan turnout centers identified and exacerbated these flaws and the impact of legal violations.

“Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud,” concluded a 2005 report from a bipartisan commission co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker.

The vulnerabilities that the Carter-Baker Commission identified remain pertinent today – especially in the aftermath of the 2020 election, which saw absentee and mail-in voting proliferate to an unprecedented degree.”

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