Fundamental transformation of the American democratic process ■ Election Integrity Project California / Contributed The term “ballot harvesting” may now be the most talked-about topic in the world of elections. Perhaps it is time for some clarification. There are two types of ballot harvesting. One, though at the very least despicable and unethical, is now nevertheless legal in California: anyone, provided that payment is not provided on a per-ballot basis, can lawfully take possession of and submit anyone else’s vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot, regardless of relationship or lack thereof. This type of ballot harvesting allows for unimpeded coercion of vulnerable people, such as college students, union members, people in assisted living and
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