If you have wondered as I have why the Republican Party has not stood for election integrity here is the answer. In 1982 the RNC was sued by DNC for election acts deemed as voter suppression. The RNC continues to advise party activists and employees pursuant to a consent decree even though the decree became null in 2017. Then there was the motor voter act which registered voters when they got a driver’s license. I believe this was wrong as law assigns the duty of voter registration to specific people and verifying voter eligibility from this merely adds to the job of the assigned people. Not registering voters when they get a license as long as they can register otherwise is not voter suppression. People can refuse to register at the time but this is another way of padding the voter rolls. Next the federal government gave the states money to computerize elections.
The lawsuit and consent order against the RNC were wrong. The RNC does not run elections. The government does. It would be up to the legislatures and election staff to run elections. The RNC had freedom of speech and freedom of association to address election issues to the legislatures but more importantly the right to petition for redress of grievances. While they had these rights they were also free to forfeit their rights and so they did. The ground ought to still be shaking from the court laughing at this suit. So election takeover has been in the works for years. 2020 was just the ripcord being pulled by the Democratic Party who neither desired to nor were capable of serving or leading absent malfeasance.