Tulsi Gabbard Proposes Plan to Ban Ballot Harvesting for 2020 Election
Tulsi Gabbard Proposes Plan to Ban Ballot Harvesting for 2020 Election by John Binder for Breitbart
TDC Note – At times Tulsi Gabbard is more Republican than some registered Republicans. She is definitely cut from the Kennedy Democrat cloth and I’m glad to see it. She still runs too radical for me on the economic issues, more communist than capitalist, but I really respect some of her ideas in other areas. #END
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has introduced a plan to effectively ban ballot harvesting ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
This week, Gabbard introduced the Election Fraud Prevention Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), that would amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ban federal payments to states that allow ballot harvesting.
Ballot harvesting, which a Michigan judge cleared for use in the election on Friday, allows political operatives to collect and deliver as many ballots as they want so long as they are not paid based on the number of ballots they deliver. The loophole allows these operatives to be paid in most cases.
Gabbard said the reform is vital to ensuring that special interest groups do not corrupt the voting process for voters.
Gabbard said in a statement.:
This bill protects assistance from family members, household members, and caregivers as well as election officials and mail carriers acting in their official capacity. Voters will still have assistance, if they need it, to turn in their vote, but this bill makes sure that third-party special interest groups don’t get between voters and the ballot box.
The plan would require that states only permit mail-in ballots to be handled by election officials, mail carriers, family members, and caregivers of the voter.
Nevada’s June primary shows huge issues with mail-in voting. In Las Vegas, Nevada, more than 223,000 mail-in ballots were deemed “undeliverable” in the election — about 17 percent of the total number of mail-in ballots sent out to voters, unsolicited.