Republican Senator Rick Scott speaks out against same day voter registration, calling it a recipe for fraud. Scott recently wrote an op-ed that was posted on Fox News and it goes a bit more into detail on his beliefs. Part of his writing is shared below:
This patchwork approach to mail-in voting clearly isn’t working. The American people deserve a result on Election Day that they can trust. They can’t wait weeks or months to find out the results of an election.
As we are seeing now, it is a recipe for distrust and division. There is no law that says government has to be slow, inefficient, and cumbersome.
We need standards nationwide to ensure voters decide the outcomes of elections. My VOTER Act would ensure the security, reliability and orderly conduct of elections by creating nationwide standards for vote-by-mail systems. Voter ID is an important part of that, and states should not allow same-day voter registration, which is a recipe for fraud.
The VOTER Act also protects the integrity of federal elections with fraud prevention measures and requires all eligible ballots to be counted and reported within 24 hours after polls close on Election Day to promote certainty in the outcome of a federal election. Ballots should be submitted before the polls close on Election Day.