Who Benefits from Ballot Harvesting?
| All About Ballot Harvesting |
Ballot harvesting refers to the practice of collecting and delivering completed absentee or mail-in ballots on behalf of voters. In recent years, ballot harvesting has become a hotter issue in American politics, with some rightly arguing that it can lead to voter fraud. Others insisted that it was a necessary way to ensure that every vote is counted during the lockdown years of the Covid-19 pandemic, but now, predictably, they’re trying to make what were temporary measures permanent in our election systems.
The process of ballot harvesting typically involves a designated individual or group who collects completed ballots from voters and delivers them to the appropriate election officials. This is often done in situations where voters are unable or unwilling to deliver their own ballots, such as in the case of elderly or disabled individuals, or those who live in remote areas. The practice is legal in some states, but not in others and there are variations from state to state on who can collect how many ballots.
Ballot harvesting can and has been used to commit voter fraud…
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