Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson, a Republican, and Donetta Davidson, the former Republican Secretary of State, have been bureaucrats for far too long. The forms in triplicate and cushy government benefits have apparently lulled them into giving up any semblance of conservative thought they might once have possessed.
Both Republicans have embraced an election “reform” bill written in secret by Common Cause and other liberal special interest groups. They’ve hugged the left wing for no reason other than laziness.
County Clerks have been clamoring for all-mail ballots for a number of years now because it makes their life easier. But making life easier for bureaucrats shouldn’t be the driving force behind election reform. Sometimes the headaches county clerks have to endure are necessary to ensure integrity in elections.
But as the election bill, HB1303, includes a move to all-mail ballots, the County Clerks Association, of which Donetta Davidson is the Executive Director, have embraced the bill.
Some clerks, such as Logan County’s Pam Bacon, admitted that they’re willing to embrace the bad with the good, all in the name of moving towards an election system that requires less work on the clerks’ part. Reported the Sterling Journal-Advocate: