As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by former congressman Jason Chaffetz and published by FOXNEWS.COM:
The Heritage Foundation calls it the “tool of choice for vote thieves.” The convenient, innovative, and beloved mail-in ballot has been a source of contention due to its vulnerability to manipulation.
During the 2018 midterms, Democrats in California and a Republican consultant in North Carolina used a process called “ballot harvesting” to collect mail-in ballots for voters.
The article goes on to state the following:
But there was a big difference between the two states, as I discuss in my new book, “Power Grab.” In North Carolina, ballot harvesting is illegal. Congress refused to seat the winner of the 2018 midterm election between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready and a special election was held this month to replace him. Though Republican Dan Bishop managed to win the heavily Republican district last week, the history of “cheating” by the previous candidate weighed heavily, making the race far closer than one might expect in a district with an R+8 partisan lean.
Chaffetz noted in his opinion editorial that the California legislature legalized ballot harvesting in their state, and they used the tactic to flip seven Republican seats to the Democratic column in 2018.
Chaffetz also warned against “ballot harvesting” in a recent appearance on Fox News:
Tonight on Hannity I am unveiling my new book, Power Grab: The Liberal Scheme to Undermine Trump, The GOP, and Our Republic. You can pre-order the book for a discount below. https://t.co/kQVmMKLdUg
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) July 1, 2019
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