National Task Force—2020 Election Security Standards

On three key principles for mail-in ballot voting, California gets a solid F grade, and the jury is still out on the fourth. A best case scenario gives California a GPA of 0.5!

States dedicated to election integrity are incredulous at the reckless CA laws; others are taking notes on how to secure election manipulation opportunities using the smoke screen of COVID to justify the effort.

Key Principle of Task ForceCalifornia’s Grade
1.No automatic mailing of ballotsF (Ballots will be mailed to ALL registered voters without request. Roughly half a million ballots will be sent to the last known address of registrants who are likely deceased or moved, and 24,000 voters will be mailed two or more ballots)
2.Safeguard return of ballotsF (Unrestricted ballot harvesting, unattended drop boxes in open public places, , ballots accepted up to 20 days after Election Day)
3.Counting secure, transparent, expeditiousF (no standards for signature verification, obstruction of citizen oversight, questionable new voting systems)
4.Preserve in-person voting      ? Current plans rate a C-/D+ (1 voting location for each 10,000 voters, potential voting by appointment, actual in-person voting TBD)

The Task Force’s conclusions echo what EIPCa has been preaching for its entire 9 ½ year history: voting by mail compromises the secret ballot and facilitates voter intimidation and undue influence. “Powerful special interests have greater ability to threaten and intimidate and, indeed, steal the ballots of the most vulnerable in our society.” (Task Force Report)

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