How Absentee Voting for US Troops Won the Civil War and Ended Slavery

We found this wonderful historical story about soldiers’ votes tipping the 1864 election to Lincoln when Democrats were ready to give in to the Confederacy. The win resulted in freedom for America’s slaves and the preservation of the Union after Lincoln’s Secretary of War devised the first plan for military absentee voting. At ACRU, we are as passionate about the sanctity of military vote as was Sec. Stanton. You CAN help … we hope you will visit our Protect Military Votes website to find out how.

Inaccurate voter registration is an incubator for fraud

The difference between absentee voting and mail-only voting is that absentee voting requires a request for a ballot, but mail-only voting means a ballot will be sent to a house where a voter once lived. This article provides a great primer on why this is an invitation for fraud, and also uses Honest Elections Project data to show how widespread voter registration inaccuracies truly are.

Because you might be sick on election day

Connecticut law permits absentee voting for people away on election day, serving in the military, or disabled. The state’s Democrat executive—with no legal authority—wants to expand that to anyone who thinks they might get sick. The state’s GOP is suing to prevent this unlawful strategy. Perhaps people who know they are going to be sick on election day should be picking lottery numbers for the rest of us.

Trump Threatens To Withhold Michigan Funding Over ‘Illegal’ Absentee Ballot Plan; MI Sec. State Responds

In a social media post Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan for what he described as a “rogue Secretary of State” “illegally” sending absentee ballots to 7.7 million people — a claim prompted by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s announcement of a plan to send absentee ballot applications to qualified Michigan voters.

Texas vote-by-mail expansion blocked by state Supreme Court

Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet the state's definition, which could allow them to vote by mail.

When the mailman commits vote fraud

This story is the week’s best example of why universal mailed ballots are a welcome mat for fraud. After being caught changing ballot requests from Democrat to Republican, a West Virginia mailman claimed he did it as a “joke.” Charged with felony vote fraud, we presume Mailman Cooper will find his fines and/or jail time as unfunny as his crime.

House members propose changes to improve military voting procedures

A group of House Members has introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act to ensure all military overseas ballots are expedited to ensure timely receipt by the military voter and delivery to home voting locations. The bill currently has 25 original co-sponsors, including many retired military members. So far, no House Democrats have signed on. You may view the list of cosponsors here, and if your Member of Congress is not on it, you should pick up your phone and encourage them to pick up their pen.