Ivey goes on to note that the state “has not and will not send absentee ballots to everyone and their brother,” has “banned corrupt curbside voting” and “our results will always be audited.”
“The left is probably offended,” she says at the ad’s conclusion. “So be it. As long as I’m governor, we’re going to protect your vote.”
Which, candidly, is likely to play well in a primary where Ivey faces a well-funded challenge from Lindy Blanchard, who was the ambassador to Slovenia during the Trump administration, among a bevy of others.
The problem, of course, is that none of it is true.
The notion that this is a major problem that governors like Ivey have to fix is an utter fiction.
What she’s doing is throwing out buzzwords — “corrupt curbside voting,” “audit” — that she knows the Trump base (and maybe the former President himself) will respond to. That’s it.
Let’s investigate Ivey’s assertion that Alabama will always audit the vote.
These are undisputed facts. American elections are, already, pretty well protected from widespread fraud.
The unfortunate reality, of course, is that Ivey’s ad will likely accomplish what she wants it to in this race — branding her as part of the election deniers, led by the former President.
Increasingly, believing in a debunked conspiracy theory is the price of admission for Republican politics these days.