With all of the allegations of widespread voter fraud that occurred on November 3, one of the top issues between now and 2022 will be securing the integrity of our elections.
A lot of court cases alleging voter fraud were dismissed by judges who let politics get in the way of the rule of law.
But Trump supporters will be excited about this new court ruling on voter fraud.
After all of the suspicious voting behavior that took place on November 3, many Americans are asking state legislatures to tighten up their rules around mail-in ballot process as a way of restoring confidence in the integrity of election results.
Donald Trump, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and several Republican leaders agree.
And for good reason.
Last August, the Virginia Board of Elections issued a ruling allowing mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day with no postmark to be counted in the official results, making mail-in ballots a hot-button issue among folks concerned about election fraud.
However, on behalf of Frederick County election official Thomas Reed, The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the ruling, causing a federal judge to block the ruling from applying to the November 3 election until the legal challenge had been decided.
And on Monday, the case was decided, when Virginia Circuit Court Judge William Eldridge ruled that accepting mail-in ballots after Election Day with no postmark violated state law.
“This is a big win for the Rule of Law,” said Public Interest Legal Foundation President and General Counsel, J. Christian Adams, calling it a victory in the fight to restore confidence in America’s election.
“This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested – a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections,” concluded Adams.
Of course, there’s still a lot of work left to restore confidence in the integrity of America’s elections.
But this recent Virginia ruling is a step in the right direction.