Growth of early voting transforms electoral strategy
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Arguments are being made that Early voting can hurt the integrity of the election process by limiting independent oversight of election procedures. The ability of candidates and political parties to appoint poll watchers as observers at polling locations maintains the security of our election process and helps prevent the commission of vote fraud by both voters and election officials.
It is already difficult for most candidates and parties to find enough volunteers to cover polling locations in the larger counties on election day. Trying to organize such a poll-watching program at additional polling locations for up to three weeks will probably be impossible, making it very difficult for outside observers to monitor the election.
Arguments have also been made that restricting early voting is an attempt in itself to effect voter results, because Democrat voters tend to be the ones more likely vote in such a manner.