Oklahoma is known to have one of most secure election systems in the nation.
The 2020 presidential election saw 1,560,699 votes cast in the Sooner state. Of those votes, 18% were cast as absentee ballots, an unusually high number. In the 2016 presidential election, absentee ballots accounted for only 7% of total votes cast.
In 2020, 1.8% of all absentee ballots were rejected for various reasons even after COVID-19 rules simplified the process.
There is no need to change the existing system by addressing the 1.8% when 98.2% correctly cast their ballot. Putting a “cure” remedy would delay results and place an additional burden on our election board.
Editor’s note: Bob Jack is the former chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party.
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