There is no reason to change Alabama’s voting laws — Other states should be following us
There are two movements in this country right now when it comes to voting:
- Open the system up and have no accountability
- Make the system secure and trustworthy
If you want a system where no one is ever kicked off the voter rolls, where voter ID is forbidden, where there are 15 days of voting, you are fine with ballots just being mailed out to those never-checked rolls and where any attempt at accountability is treated as “modern-day Jim Crow,” choose option one.
Why? Because they can benefit from the fraud it will create.
If you want a system where we know who is voting and we can assure that one person equals one vote, choose option two.
Alabama’s voting system is near perfect.
Try as they might, U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham), of the gerrymandered Seventh Congressional District, and former U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) were never able to prove any instances of voter intimidation or fraud, despite their charges.
2020 saw record turnout, and Alabama’s system is not ensnared in mistrust and chaos.
It works. If you want to vote, you can. If you wanted to vote absentee because of the pandemic, you could.
Yes, you had to have a reason to vote absentee, and you had to still show ID, but the system worked fine.
The attempt to change the system by State Representative Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) is a solution in search of a problem.
Yes, the American media will scream about how Alabama’s voting system is unfair, but they can’t back it up. But they also claim there were no issues in 2020 after declaring that the 2016 election was almost certainly interfered with by the Russians.
These claims are made every election cycle, and they will continue to be made. If a Democrat makes them. they will get a pass. The claims will be boosted and investigated to death by the media and their Democrats. But if a Republican makes them, they will be branded with the “without evidence” tag.
But here is the truth — judges changed rules on the fly during the election.
It happened in Alabama, and in some cases, it stood; in others, it did not.
Some changes were used during the election and were clearly unconstitutional.
That is not how the system is designed.
Call it conspiracy if you must. Call it a “Big Lie” if you need to. But there are issues here, and ignoring them won’t make them go away.
Using the momentum of a biased national and local media to pretend Alabama’s election system is broken “without evidence” makes no sense.
Secretary of State John Merrill has famously said that Alabama’s system makes it “easy to vote and hard to cheat.” Unless this is false, there is no reason to change our voting system to open it up for bigger problems.
The nation should be working to copy Alabama’s laws, not the other way around.
Alabama’s system worked, and Hall’s attempt to undermine it should be defeated unless she can actually show some issues with the current system.