Echoing Trump claims about ‘ballot harvesting,’ Florida Republicans cite it as reason to make mail voting more difficult
Despite little to no evidence of wrongdoing, Florida Republicans are pressing ahead with their effort to restrict ballot harvesting, the act of collecting and submitting someone else’s mail ballot. The campaign against ballot harvesting picked up momentum following former President Trump’s unfounded insistence that the practice was “rampant with fraud.” Democrats and voting rights advocates argue that restricting the practice will make it difficult for older, poor, and minority voters to have their ballots cast and counted.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.