By now, you’ve all seen the video of the Randy Parraz associate walking a box of completed ballots into an early voting location. Did you know there is no law on the books regarding who or how many ballots can be submitted?
The question everyone should be asking (in addition to who was the allegedly obscene ballot stuffer) is how or where did someone obtain so many ballots?
The answer is simple. Community organizers collected the ballots.
How is this done?
The most common practice is to sign up whole neighborhoods for early ballots like a farmer sowing seed in a large field. Once the ballots arrive, community organizers go into the field door to door harvesting the virgin ballots sometimes exchanging an item of value and a promise of political favorism.
Another harvesting method that has been observed is to throw a community event with food, music and political speeches. The entry “fee?” Bring your unmarked ballot. Entry and food is granted and the voter turns over their ballot.
With a fresh harvest of unmarked early ballots, community organizers and union members will gather in private where they fill out the ballots in mass identical fashion, seal them, scribble a signature on to the envelope and pack a crate ready for delivery to the nearest early voting center.
Republicans don’t vote this way because many see the privacy and individuality of their ballot as a sacred right rather than an exercise in mass political production.
Watch for more battles to be waged over how we vote. Republicans will push for strengthening voting integrity while Democrats will move to allow voters to print out their ballot on your home computer.
Just another front on the battle lines for freedom and the rule of law.