In Newsweek, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich shines a spotlight on Democrat tactics that could harm election security. Gingrich writes:
Make no mistake: Voter fraud is real.
Democrats, the media and the so-called public interest groups on the political Left will tell you otherwise, but they are either lying or totally ignorant.
Voter fraud is a threat to the integrity of our elections, the heart of our democracy—and Democrats want to make the problem worse with their new voting laws.
Anyone who denies the existence of voter fraud in the U.S. needs to go to Heritage’s online database, where they will find 1,285 proven instances of it—including 1,110 criminal convictions.
The biggest way to expand voter fraud is to expand voting by mail. And Democrats want to impose universal vote-by-mail across the country.
Voting by mail also leads to ballot harvesting, the practice of allowing third parties to collect voters’ ballots and turn them in together to polling stations. Imagine a political operative or a campaign volunteer showing up at your front door to collect your ballot and deliver it for you.
Another invitation for dishonest elections and inaccurate voting is same-day registration. Under this system, if you aren’t registered to vote, you can register on election day and immediately vote. Election officials have no time to verify your information.
Democrats are pushing all of these measures in earnest. They included each one and many more in H.R. 1, the very first bill that Democrats introduced after they retook control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) included the same measures in her $3 trillion monstrosity of a bill that is supposedly meant to stimulate the economy.
Read more from Gingrich here.