Commonwealth Policy Center

The 2020 election raised concerns over election integrity. And while many still believe the presidential election was stolen, there is evidence that voter fraud occurs in almost every election. Case in point, election results for Alderman in Aberdeen, Mississippi was recently thrown out after a judge declared 66 absentee ballots invalid after a notary did not observe ballot signatures. The race was decided by just 37 votes. Here in Kentucky, our General Assembly is considering a bill that would prevent this from happening in the commonwealth. In fact, it would improve election integrity by removing voters who no longer live here, it would ban ballot harvesting, and make it much tougher to cheat. In the end, when we believe that elections are honest and fair it restores some level of faith in the legitimacy of government.