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Did you know that only one state, Alabama, has acted to prevent ballot harvesting in this country? After all the controversy about fraud in our last national election, you might think that enacting a law against ballot harvesting that would help to ensure a valid election, free of blatant fraud, might be one reasonable step to take. Think again.
If you are unfamiliar with the strategy of ballot harvesting, here’s one explanation:
In the State of Alabama, they have figured out how to keep your vote from being stolen when a ‘ballot bandit’ knocks on your door. Ballot harvesting has been defined as ‘the practice in which political operatives collect absentee ballots from voters’ homes and drop them off at a polling place or election office.’ It might sound harmless, even ‘helpful,’ but unfortunately it has been subject to vast abuse.