Oh great…, we’re graduating to using “snail mail” to somehow enhance our voting system.
According to Tyler Olson of Fox News, “President Trump said Monday that it could take two months for Americans to see a result from November’s presidential election — a comment that came amid a tense back-and-forth over the merits of universal mail-in voting during an interview with Axios journalist Jonathan Swan.”
I believe taking two months to get the final election results is very optimistic.
On a side note…, you never hear the words “amid a tense back-and-forth” when describing Joe Biden’s interaction with a reporter do you?
Anyway…, “The comments during the ‘Axios (a news website) on HBO’ interview come as the debate over universal mail-in voting — which many states are doing despite Swan incorrectly asserting otherwise several times during the interview — has reached a fever pitch. Universal mail-in voting is a relatively novel practice in the U.S. in which states, largely because of the coronavirus pandemic, are mailing ballots (not applications for ballots) to all voters whether they request one or not.”
Hey…, like they say, “Vote early and vote often!”
“Some states, like Maryland, are mailing absentee ballot applications to voters rather than the ballots themselves. And such voting, requiring an application to get an absentee ballot, has long been common in the U.S. What is new is states mailing ballots to voters unprompted.”
‘“We went through World War I, you went to the polls, you voted. We went through World War II, you went to the polls, you voted. And now because of the China virus, we’re supposed to stay home, send millions of ballots all over the country, millions and millions,’ Trump told Swan during their wide-ranging conversation. ‘You know, you could have a case where this election won’t be decided on the evening of Nov. 3. This election could be decided two months later.’”
“Inauguration Day is about two-and-a-half months after Election Day. Swan replied that there is nothing necessarily wrong with having a delayed result, as long as the result is correct.”
What Mr. Swan means is, he has no problem waiting, however long it takes, until enough votes are produced to make the democrat the winner in the race.
‘“It could be decided many months later,’ Trump said. ‘Do you know why? Because lots of things will happen during that period of time. Especially when you have tight margins, lots of things can happen. There’s never been anything like this … Now, of course, right now we have to live with it, but we’re challenging it.’”
Your completely right, Sir…, LOTS of things can happen with these ballots. They can mysteriously disappear, and they can miraculously appear…, whatever the case dictates.
“The president was referencing the lawsuits the Republican National Committee (RNC) and his campaign are bringing against some states over universal mail-in voting or other, similar issues.”
“Trump on Monday threatened legal action against a universal mail-in voting plan in Nevada. Republicans, who oppose universal mail-in voting, have worried it could lead to ballot harvesting, ballots for dead people or ballots for people who’ve moved being fraudulently filled out, as well as ballots being lost in the mail, and more.”
Ballot harvesting is the gathering and submitting of mail-in voter ballots by political operatives, third-party individuals, volunteers or workers, rather than submission by the voters themselves directly to ballot collection sites.
No potential for voter fraud here!!!
In fact, according to Andrew O’Reilly of Fox News, “A minor change in California’s election laws may have had a major effect on [the 2018] midterm elections that saw Democrats steamroll their Republican rivals and claim all but seven of the Golden State’s 53 House seats.”
What happened with those seven seats that went to republicans?
Did they run out of ballots to forge?
Or was the margin of victory in those districts just too much to realistically flip?
“Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late-arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election. While no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats use of ‘ballot harvesting’ as a key to their success in the elections.”
‘“Anecdotally there was a lot of evidence that ballot harvesting was going on,’ Neal Kelley, the registrar for voters in Southern California’s Orange County, told Fox News.”
“In Orange County – once seen as a Republican stronghold in the state– every House seat went to a Democrat after an unprecedented ‘250,000’ vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.”
‘“People were carrying in stacks of 100 and 200 of them. We had multiple people calling to ask if these people were allowed to do this,’ Kelley said.”
Can you imagine this going on across the country?
I think President Trump is right…, it would be weeks, probably months before the final vote was determined.
However long it would take democrats to produce enough ballots to get their desired result.
Tyler Olsen continues, “Democrats, on the other hand, have cited studies saying voter fraud via mail is relatively rare in the U.S., and noted that Trump and many on the right have voted via mail with absentee ballots — ballots a voter requests through a process before mailing in their vote. But universal mail-in voting has never been tried on the scale Democrats propose this fall.”
You have to realize that democrats like to blur the line between absentee ballots and mail-in ballots for their own benefit.
“Already, increased mail-in voting has led to problems throughout the country, including four men being charged with voter fraud in Paterson, N.J., 100,000 ballots rejected in California during the March presidential primary, and more.”
Carl Campanile, Nolan Hicks and Bernadette Hogan for The New York Post report that, “The mail-in ballots of more than 84,000 New York City Democrats who sought to vote in the presidential primary were disqualified, according to new figures released by the Board of Elections.”
“The city [Board of Elections] BOE received 403,103 mail-in ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary.”
“But the certified results released revealed that only 318,995 mail-in ballots were counted.”
“That means 84,108 ballots were not counted or invalidated — 21 percent of the total.”
“One out of four mail-in ballots were disqualified for arriving late, lacking a postmark or failing to include a voter’s signature, or other defects.”
And that election was just democrats running against other democrats!!!
Adam K. Raymond of the Intelligencer reports, “According to the New York Times elections-results page, three congressional primaries and a handful of State Senate and General Assembly primaries are still up in the air. The final calls haven’t been made for Ritchie Torres and Jamaal Bowman, who challenged longtime Representative Eliot Engel, but both are expected to win. Meanwhile, the race for the Democratic nomination in the 12th Congressional District is much tighter, with incumbent Representative Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel separated by fewer than 700 votes.”
These elections took place on June, 23. Raymond wrote his article July 16, and it is now over a month later and the Maloney-Patel race has still not been determined.
Again…, can you imagine this type of thing on a national level?
And all of these problems occurred in a single congressional district!
Multiply that by hundreds on a national level.
The Asociated Press reports, “A judge [State Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela] has ruled that a new election will be held in November for a disputed Paterson City [New Jersey] Council seat, just weeks after the race’s apparent winner and a sitting councilman were charged with voter fraud.”
“Alex Mendez had won a special election on May 12 [it’s now over three months later] to fill the seat, but claims of voter fraud were soon raised. An investigation was then launched after the U.S. Postal Service’s law enforcement arm told the state attorney general’s office about hundreds of mail-in ballots located in a mailbox in Paterson, along with more found in nearby Haledon.”
“Voter fraud charges were brought in June against Mendez, Paterson Council Vice President Michael Jackson and two other men: Shelim Khalique, of Wayne, and Abu Rayzen, of Prospect Park. An attorney for Councilman William McKoy, who had been defeated by Mendez, then successfully sought an injunction that barred Mendez from being sworn into office.”
“President Donald Trump has cited the disputed race as a case study in what could happen in an election conducted mostly by mail. His re-election campaign sued New Jersey on Tuesday in a bid to stop the state’s plans to conduct the November general election mostly by mail.”
I guess the incredible problems they experienced in a relatively small local election with mail-in voting did not phase them and their desire to be able to manipulate the state’s elections in November.
And again, and again…, can you imagine this type of thing extrapolated out on a national level?
In addition to all of that…, when people go to vote in person, election officials won’t know if they already voted via a mail-in ballot.
The election in November has the potential to be one hot mess.
If the democrats are trying to turn this whole process into a three-ring circus, delegitimize our entire election process, and basically render our elections meaningless, they’re doing a good job of it.
Just remember, democrats…, when it gets to the point that law abiding citizens feel their vote doesn’t matter anymore, you’re going to have a bigger problem on your hands…, a way bigger problem.
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