>>>The GOP must seize on this opportunity immediately.
The NC GOP did that in 2013. They did an analysis and found little to no evidence of in-person voter fraud and found several cases of absentee voter fraud.
So naturally, they tightened in-person voting requirements - voter ID, reduced early voting days and locations, etc. They also chose to ease restrictions on absentee voting.
In-person fraud (or impersonation fraud) is practically impossible to detect, so it should be no surprise that little-to-none is found. It’s like keeping Barney Fife in the squad room all night, and then declaring that no speeding occurred because no tickets were written. There literally is no evidence of impersonation fraud, as nothing is captured that can prove it.
I agree that absentee-voting is even more open to fraud. Particularly when you allow ballot harvesting, and chain-of-custody is routinely broken. Here, you’d just play the odds: under 35, minority, urban - much more likely to vote Dem., so a Dem harvester turns in them, and trashes the rest. Inverse is true for a GOP harvester. And that’s to say nothing of the propensity of Democrat strongholds wanting to count absentee ballots where signatures don’t match and can’t be confirmed - ala Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
All I’m saying is the GOP has a golden opportunity to make all of our elections more secure, and assure “1 man, 1 vote”. They should seize it. Minimally the Dems will shut up (always good). Optimally we’ll get some needed reforms and oversight, so it’s more important who votes, than who counts the votes.