A good start

On Friday, in a blunt assessment of the situation, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis issued an election integrity proposal that would ensure fair voting in his state.

Counties would be prohibited from receiving grants from private third-party organizations for “get out the vote” initiatives.
Ballot boxes would be examined for their trustworthiness
Ballot harvesting would be checked so that no one could have a ballot other then their own or their immediate family
Vote-by-mail ballots could not be sent en masse; only voters asking for a ballot would receive one
Vote-by-mail requests must be made each election year
Vote by mail ballot signatures must match the most recent signature on file
Political parties and candidates must be permitted to observe the signature matching process.
Supervisors of Elections must report how many ballots have been requested,
how many have been received, how many are left to be counted, and
must post over-vote ballots to be considered by the canvassing board on their website before the canvassing board meets.
Precincts must have real-time reporting of voter turnout data

Now, add a provision for exile, removal of citizenship, tar & feathering, and/or the death penalty for vote fraud and cheating

6 Comments!

  1. Kid
    Posted February 21, 2021 at 6:31 pm |

    If even one single person would have been arrested for denying a republican count watcher access to the vote counting, I might think more laws might have a positive effect.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 21, 2021 at 9:04 pm |

    ^Make that one very public arrest for any polling place or ballot shenanigans. We could start with Zuckerberg for private spending ~$400 million on vote harvesting and drop boxes.

  3. Posted February 22, 2021 at 5:53 am |

    Let’s add one more rule: the immediate and permanent repeal of any and all forms of “motor-voter” laws. You want to vote? Get your lazy ass down to the County office and register like a Citizen. Voting shouldn’t be easy, there’s nothing to simplify. Prove you’re a citizen of legal age and unrestricted by felony conviction, prove your place of residence, then sign the document. If you think that’s too much work, or that it takes too much time, maybe you shouldn’t be voting.

  4. OldFert
    Posted February 22, 2021 at 11:40 am |

    And why haven’t these been the rules everywhere already?

    I guess there’s just too much value in cheating.

  5. drew458
    Posted February 22, 2021 at 7:18 pm |

    While these provisions are all nice, without the primary provision being a complete and regular validation of the voter rolls, it’s all just smoke and mirrors. Every voter. Proof of citizenship, proof of primary residence, proof of actually being alive, proof that they aren’t convicted criminals not allowed to vote. One good way to start would be to throw out the current rolls and start all over. And consider doing that every 3-6 years, forever.

    And every one of us should be writing and calling our elected representatives and demanding this kind of thing, then outing the to the media politicians who turn a deaf ear to this.

  6. mech
    Posted February 23, 2021 at 5:01 pm |

    I was just getting ready to jump up and down with my Red Wings on folks till the last paragraph of drew458 ^

    The only thing easier than running for school board is presenting yourself to work the elections and make sure your piece of the process is square. Then have as many friends and family as possible join so we are represented in numbers too great for the miscreants to do their crimes. “They” have been practicing for a long time and have no problem trying to intimidate us, but if we get in there and learn the rules and how the equipment is supposed to work, we can begin to turn the tables. Then begin teaching them about American History, the Constitution, and civics. Bring them around on common ground and things they thought was right but isn’t. this can only happen one person at a time, like befriending a feral cat. A little at a time and gradually, we have a bunch of new friends.

    Two years will fly by fast.