I am a pretty libertarian, free market person, so most people would view that as being pretty conservative. I certainly don’t in any manner support whacko progressives, who are slowly but surely destroying the country. But I have no patience for those who want to endlessly prattle on about fraud in the 202o election and how it was stolen, etc. Its over and that focus just detracts from delivering a message that wins future elections. Non-conservatives rejoice when they see that inability to move on, because they know it helps them.
But there clearly were problems not just in 2020 but for decades with our voting system. It is pretty simple to avoid fraud, but Democrats want to make it easy to cheat because they are the cheaters. And this study, which is peer-reviewed and published by a whacko progressive organization–SSRN–pretty clearly shows the level of cheating that Democrats engaged in in 2020. Using some solid methods, the author shows it is pretty much impossible that some of the voting patterns occurred in the absence of fraud. (SSRN Study)
So the real question is what do we do about it? A number of swing states with high levels of Democrat cheating have already tightened up on abusive practices. Personally I don’t think that is enough. We need to switch to an election period that is at least a week and another weekend long; everyone must vote in person unless they absolutely can’t and any non-in person votes must be witnessed by at least two representatives of different parties; there should be one national voter role which every jurisdiction must use and which gives a voter a unique identifier so that attempts to cast duplicate votes in multiple jurisdictions are prevented; the voter roles must at some point show proof of citizenship for every voter; every voter must present an id with his or her unique identifier, voting should be on paper ballots that can be audited, and so on. It is a disgrace that one of the world’s oldest continual democracy has one of the most fraud and abuse-prone voting systems.