Last week the Republican National Committee released its election integrity report, an exhaustive, 24-page document created in consultation with 30 experts and steeped in extensive research. It’s the latest example of how the GOP is taking unprecedented steps to promote election integrity and restore voter confidence while ensuring voting remains accessible and easy to all eligible voters.
The report recognized the difficulty of administering an election during a pandemic but found that Democrats used COVID-19 to weaken ballot security by enacting sweeping, last-minute alterations to the election process across the country in 2020. Many of these changes were made by courts who disregarded long-standing laws, by Democrat governors who abused their emergency powers, and by officials such as secretaries of state who ignored laws duly passed by their legislatures. Some public officials used the pandemic as a pretense to expand mail voting and eliminate key absentee voting safeguards such as restrictions on ballot harvesting and ID and witness requirements.