It’s obvious that Democrats want to abuse the early voting system this year. That’s why Hillary instructed Joe Biden not to concede on election night under any circumstances. That’s only the start of cleaning up elections, though. What’s also required is the elimination of universal mail-out voting. If states want to vote by mail, they should be required to send out ballots upon request only.

This website shows the different starting dates for early voting and absentee voting. Saying that it’s a mish-mash is understatement. Since the federal government has a legitimate interest in federal election integrity, it should have the right to establish legally binding guidelines.

For instance, people shouldn’t be allowed to vote until after the first presidential debate. Federal law should reflect that principle. Alabama doesn’t have a law that allows early voting but it allows in-person absentee voting. By coincidence, in-person absentee voting starts today. In-person absentee voting ends in Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. That’s virtually 2 months of voting. By contrast, Massachusetts allows early voting, which starts on Saturday Oct. 17, 2020 and ends on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.

If a state wants to do vote-by-mail, the federal government has the right to keep things orderly. Currently, different states have different end dates. That’s fine within certain parameters. What’s required for election integrity is certainty. For instance, the federal government should have the right to tell vote-by-mail states that those states must require that those ballots be returned 1 week before Election Day and that they must start counting them before Election Day.

The notion that states should have a leisurely system for voting is stupid. It sacrifices election integrity on the altar of election enfranchisement. It’s worth reminding people that the only people voting are adults. The nation has the right to expect adults to be able to follow straightforward rules. Period. Full stop. Giving people time to vote is fine. Giving people essentially 2 months to vote isn’t required. Further, if the voting time is reduced from 2 months to 3 weeks, voters won’t get disenfranchised. Finally on this subject, requiring that vote-by-mail ballots be received a week before Election Day isn’t an unreasonable burden.

An adult who can’t fit voting into a 3 week period isn’t a motivated voter. If the individual isn’t motivated to vote, society shouldn’t care if the individual votes. The job of politicians is to make life fair. Giving a registered adult 3 weeks to vote it totally fair.

Finally, for vote-by-mail only states, their voters should be required to get their ballots in a week before Election Day. Citizens have the right to a peaceful transfer of power. That require an election without drama. The system that the Democrats want is fraught with peril. The goal should be a fair election that gives registered voters the time to vote while still guaranteeing election security.

Having a system that the judiciary is required to make rulings on isn’t a system that we should aspire to. It’s a system that We The People should immediately reject. Anyone that rejects this proposed system isn’t interested in election integrity. They’re interested in chaotic elections.

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