Concerns About Ballot Harvesting Practice

Headline Roundup February 23rd, 2019

Ballot harvesting, illegal in most states but legal in California and others, is being discussed again after the voter fraud in North Carolina has forced officials to call for a Congressional election there to be repeated.

From the Center
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VIDEO: Ballot harvesting helped deliver many Republican-held California districts to Democrats in 2018, but it is illegal in North Carolina, where it's being alleged in the 9th District race there. Roll Call explains what ballot harvesting is in the context of this controversial race.

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From the Right
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OPINION

With ballot-harvesting, paper votes are collected by intermediaries who deliver them to polling officials, presumably increasing voter turnout but also creating opportunities for mischief.

America’s electoral obsession isn’t Russian meddling anymore. It’s ballot-harvesting, a long-disputed practice implicated in fraud that’s come to the fore with the nationwide embrace of absentee voting in recent years — and especially in last month’s midterms.

With ballot-harvesting, paper votes are collected by intermediaries who deliver them to polling officials, presumably increasing voter turnout but also creating opportunities for mischief.

The latter is suspected in...

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From the Left
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OPINION

Rather than take responsibility for their losses, Republicans have seized on a new state law that allows third parties to collect and turn in other people’s mail ballots to explain why they were so badly defeated in California races on Nov. 6.

According to the conspiracy theories being spouted by Republican leaders and then repeated in the internet echo chamber, the new law allowed Democrats to steal GOP seats in Orange County by sending campaign workers door to door, collecting thousands of mail ballots from guileless voters and doing who...

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