As Democrats push for the acceptance of voting-by-mail, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking courts to end the signature matching process, whereby election boards verify a ballot’s authenticity by matching its signature to that of the voter.
“The vast preponderance of signatures identified as ‘non-matching’ are in fact legitimate,” says Freda Levenson, legal director of the ACLU of Ohio. “According to experts, when a ballot is rejected for ‘signature mismatch,’ there is a 97 percent probability that it is actually legitimate!”
In Indiana, a federal judge last week ruled that signature matching is unconstitutional, as boards are not required to alert the voter or provide an option to address the error. The ACLU has also claimed in the past that signature matching procedures “disproportionately impact voters already on the margins,” such as “people with disabilities, trans and gender-nonconforming people, women, people for whom English is a second language, and military personnel.”
In fact, the real impetus behind this fight is to facilitate the voter fraud Democrats need to win in November.