The GOP must seize on this opportunity immediately. The Democrats around the country are FINALLY admitting voter fraud occurs.
This case might be proof of it occurring in 1 race, but the TOTAL number of absentee ballots this guy requested (600) is less than the margin of victory for Harris (900+), so cannot possibly (alone) result in a change in the winner. Even this article makes it apparent that at least some number of the 600 ballots requested had been returned and counted. The “mystery” is what happened to the remaining ones? (not voted? “voted” and not submitted? etc.)
GOP needs to begin messaging about comprehensive Voter ID and election security reforms now! We need to keep the Russians and other foreign powers from influencing elections, and we need to secure the vote. We have to be certain that all legal voters are EN-franchised, and that no legal voters get DIS-enfranchised by the inclusion of illegal votes.
That means strong voter ID laws; it means secure methods of issuing, collecting, and counting absentee ballots; it means states sharing voter rolls with other states (no voting twice!); it means regularly purging voter registration lists; it means securing early voting locations and processes; it means accounting for every ballot printed, issued, and returned; it means assuring the chain of custody of every ballot - beginning to end; it means no votes by illegal aliens for any Federal office (and State-wide offices too, if I had my way).
The statement should read like this: “Today, I - Senator Rino Spineless, of the great State of North Carolina - rise to join my Democrat colleagues in condemning ALL acts and instances of voter fraud. If the allegations in my home state are true, they represent the worst behavior among our citizens and simply cannot be tolerated anywhere in the Union. Fortunately, we know with mathematical certainty that these alleged actions did not, would not, and could not have changed the outcome of this race, and we should waste no time in certifying and seating Mark Harris as the new Congressional Representative from NC-9. Simultaneously, I am immediately introducing legislation, and calling on all Senators to support me in the creation of a blue-ribbon panel that will thoroughly investigate these alleged improprieties in North Carolina, substantially similar actions in Orange County, California, and also the apparent malfeasance in Broward County, Florida. We should ALL be in complete agreement that anyone - ANYONE - that is the “winner” of an election that is potentially tainted, should be removed immediately upon discovery and proof that shameless practices, such as “ballot harvesting” or voting by non-citizens - produced a result different than intended by those who legally voted.”
>>>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.