01.17.2021 0

4 practical ways to combat voter fraud

“I hope that my piece in this puzzle is to provide pragmatic, realistic optimism, and I’m going to provide a plan of action that I haven’t seen from anybody else.”

By Catherine Mortensen

As we prepare for a peaceful transfer of presidential power, it is important that we not lose sight of the widespread reports of voter fraud from the past election. And more importantly, we must have a plan for preventing it in the next election.

Joe Biden and the Democrats want to pretend the election was on the up-and-up, taking a “nothing to see here” approach. But we won’t let them. The reports of fraud and abuse in the past election have never been fully investigated by the courts.  Not a single court heard any of the evidence. The courts dismissed every fraud case on technicalities before hearing the underlying substance of the cases. Our best strategy going forward is to stop the fraud before it happens.

“People need to understand that if you believe election integrity was an issue in the 2020 election, we can’t just post about it on social media, we actually have to come up with a plan of action to address the problem of election integrity,” said Scott Presler, a 32-year old Republican grassroots activist and social media influencer from Virginia.

He is urging angry, disenfranchised Republicans to get involved at the local level to make a difference in the next election. Presler shared his action plan for ending voter fraud.

“I hope that my piece in this puzzle is to provide pragmatic, realistic optimism, and I’m going to provide a plan of action that I haven’t seen from anybody else,” he explained.

One – Urge your state lawmakers to pass election integrity laws this year. They are most likely to be passed in the 23 states where Republicans control both chambers and the governorship. Those 23 states are: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, New Hampshire.

Two – Recruit, train, and mentor candidates to run for office.We need to put up candidates for all levels of government, school board, city council, county commissioner, state legislatures. Having served on my city council in Colorado many years ago, I know that those local elections are where many of our most effective state and congressional lawmakers come from. As my husband always told me, “If they pull the lever for you once, they’re more likely to do it again.” If you gain voter trust in local office first, it gives you so much the advantage in running for higher office.

Three –Through aggressive grassroots campaigns register new voters.Focus on the message of freedom, in particular economic freedom and opportunities. A recent Gallup poll found overwhelmingly, Americans of all ages respond positively to the idea of small business, entrepreneurs and free enterprise.

Four – Volunteer as poll watchers and election judges. Laws differ from state to state, but in general, a poll watcher’s primary purpose is to ensure that their party has a fair chance of winning an election. Poll watchers closely monitor election administration and may keep track of voter turnout for their parties. They are not supposed to interfere in the electoral process apart from reporting issues to polling place authorities and party officials. In most states, political parties, candidates and ballot issue committees can appoint poll watchers. Organizations and civic groups can also appoint poll watchers in some states. This may be the easiest, and most effective way to protect election integrity.

Presler, who helped get Texas Gov. Greg Abbott get elected, is offering a campaign school to share nuts-and-bolts of getting elected. You can learn more at his website, Scottpresler.org.

“I am starting a candidate recruitment class to identify people to run for office, but also make sure they understand all that running for office entails, having a campaign manager, an accountant, door-knocking application, need for press releases, the nuts and bolts of running a campaign,” Presler explained.

Presler acknowledges that many Republicans feel betrayed and let down by both establishment parties and may be itching to form a third party.

“If you want to form a third party, good on you, but understand, that a third party is not possible unless you work toward election integrity measures right now. I am very much of the philosophy that you have to be part of the system,in order to change the system.”

Catherine Mortensen is Vice President of Communications for Americans for Limited Government.

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