As a nation, we must act now, before Election Day, to prevent voter fraud. If we don't, we could again enter December still fighting about who the next president will be. Imagine Florida-style litigation going on in multiple states, with countless disputes about who is a legal resident and where their ballot was cast, and you'll see what we could be facing.
The key is to closely scrutinize all of these activities beforehand - so that we do not find ourselves in a chaotic situation after the polls close.
The right to vote is a fundamental right. It is violated when a qualified voter is denied his or her vote - and also when a legal vote is canceled out by an illegal vote.
Voter fraud is a crime against democracy itself, because voting is the only means by which the people choose those who govern them - and hold them accountable. The voting process therefore deserves the most stringent protections to make sure that every legal vote is counted, and that only legal votes are counted.
Authorities must act quickly to safeguard the integrity of the voting process before Nov 4.
Kenneth A. Klukowski is a policy consultant and legal analyst from Indiana.