Five Simple Steps for Voting Reform

It's time to get serious about one person, one vote reforms.

Voter fraud is not a conspiracy theory. It’s a fact. The scope of how large the fraud is or how far it reaches may be open for debate, but the fact that it exists is unquestionable. Just visit Project Veritas if you have any doubt.

FYI – You don’t have to like the methods employed by Project Veritas to recognize the results they deliver.

To bring much-needed reform, I suggest five simple steps as a starting point. Some of my ideas will not be popular, but they will absolutely eliminate the possibility of voter fraud.

First, every voter should be required to present two forms of ID when voting; a valid state-issued picture ID and a valid voter registration card/national ID. The voter/national ID would also be tied to a national database that includes biometric information, such as, a retinal scan or finger prints (or both), along with confirmation of the state ID information and the voter’s Social Security number.

If individual states want to allow their residents to vote in state elections without voter IDs, fine. I think it’s foolhardy, but if that’s what they want, let them. National elections, however, should require a national voter ID because the vote effects the entire United States.

Side Benefit: Done properly, this measure could also help fight illegal immigration and identity theft.

Sure, some critics may consider this first step too close to the biblical Mark of the Beast, but I say, if you believe the Bible, then you believe that’s going to happen anyway, so why not help speed things along. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Besides, you don’t have to partake in the system if you fear it’s a sign of allegiance to the Beast. Simply choose the alternative… I know I will.

That said, this first step could take us a long way toward eliminating fraud.

Second, every vote should be cast electronically on election day, and then made available for the voter to view online via a private encryption key similar to Bitcoin blockchain technology. No more early voting, by mail or in person, and no more provisional paper ballots. That way, each voter can be certain their vote was counted (once) as originally cast.

Plus, electronic voting could be done from any location in any state (on election day) by presenting the two forms of ID at any polling station. No more need for absentee votes by mail. Service members or citizens traveling overseas could vote via the Internet (on election day) by using the same voter ID/encryption key and picture ID.

Third, election day should be a state and national holiday to allow voters time to vote – and stress its importance.

Fourth, the Electoral College system needs to be revisited. No state should ever be all-or-nothing for a candidate. States with the all-or-nothing system betray the will of the electorate. The percentage of votes a candidate receives in any state should be reflected in the percentage of electoral college votes the state casts. In addition, the existence of super-delegates needs close scrutiny. The current system is too susceptible to pay-for-play.

Fifth, some, if not all, felons should be given a path to restore their voting rights once their debt to society is paid. The proving period (or probation period) may have to be adjusted to fit the severity of the crime (weighted in light of recidivism statistics), but they shouldn’t be banned from voting forever. If they violate the terms of their proving period, their voting rights would be delayed or revoked accordingly.

Side Benefit: If they have an additional reason for good behavior (like the potential for voting), it may help reduce recidivism. Hey, I can dream…

Again, I know these steps may not be popular, but we need to have candid discussions about real reform. Let’s open the debate to come up with some tangible solutions before our republic is stolen by the corrupt!

What say you?

This article is cross-posted from OneSource Media .

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MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

I mean social and communication skills

MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

What's another disagreement? Another discussion! After all. There isn't anything wrong with speaking your mind. That's how how people learn valuable skills. Ahem!

DaveGaffney
DaveGaffney

@MarkBerwind - Thanks for your insights. I wish more people were willing to add their thoughts. Sure, it's risky. Someone may actually disagree. Oh no! We need to be bold enough to let our voices be heard, nonetheless. Kudos to you, sir! And, kudos to everyone else who takes the risk of entering the discussion. We welcome you all!

MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

I have believed that bit about criminals not having that path back to society, and voting rights being restored was wrong, for a while. They are still citizens, and once they pay the price for their crime, that sholdn't further diminish their citizenship rights, and they should have that pathway back. That is a heated issue with some, but it is still a part of being a citizen in this country. I have mistrusted electronic casting of ballots ever since I heard of the first vote being cast for the wrong person by the machine, in front of the voter's face, maybe longer. If something, like blockchain tech provides a cure to that problem, I'd be in favor of that, too. This early voting doesn't fix anything, and the old go to vote on election day is how I was raised, and it seems to still be the right way to do it. I know we always stood in line for what seems forever, but it was effective in keeping one or more ways to allow fraud in the door. We should get rid of early voting, if not for that, then just to have one day for that sense of duty to vote, to come back to us. I have always had to show IDs when going to the polls. I don't understand the reason people are against that, except for those who wish to perform fraudulent acts. That is the only valid excuse for not properly identifying yourself when all you are doing is the same as when buying liquor, cigarettes, or any of the few things it is already needed for. Certainly, if you buy those things, you can present that same ID when voting. I've been skeptical about revisiting the Electoral College for changing the way states can be split into representing the vote better, but assigning electoral votes to congressional districts might be more reasonable. The only problem that I see as cropping up is with the states, themselves, concerning their roles in national election. That ole state's rights thing. But it still benefits those states with the most congressional districts, so I think that could work. Great topic.

DaveGaffney
DaveGaffney

@YJ77 - This is the type of feedback I've been looking for. Excellent! Your recommendations would be far less intrusive. My initial five steps were intended to get the conversation started. I would still make all the votes electronically accessible and verifiable, however, so each individual voter could visually inspect their voting record on demand to make sure it was credited as cast. Thanks for your insights. Encourage others to keep the conversation going!