This op-ed was authored by Trey Grayson, and was published in The Hill.
As a Republican who oversaw elections in Kentucky as secretary of state, I fought tooth and nail to earn the trust of my constituents. And when I was up for reelection myself, I faced the will of the voters on election night and won my election decisively despite the incumbent Republican governor losing by 17 points. Now out of office, I continue to work to improve our elections in Kentucky and around the country.
Contrary to political conventional wisdom, expanding voting access does not automatically better outcomes for Democrats. In fact, Stanford scholars found no partisan advantage to voting by mail. Not only that, there are endless counterexamples that show how policies that make voting easier have actually worked to the benefit of Republicans.