Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Mail In Ballots: "An Absolute Catastrophe?"

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The Nevada Senate approved a bill Sunday to implement a majority mail-in election in November.

New York's attempt to "keep voters safe from the virus" went sideways in their primary election, with President Trump's Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany calling the New York's vote-counting an "absolute catastrophe."

President Trump says Nevada Democrats are using COVID to steal the election, threatening to sue.

Be informed, not misled.

Why would Nevada Democrats push this bill through on a Sunday night?

In their argument, Senate Democrats claimed that the measure--- "Assembly Bill 4"--- was needed due to concerns over the coronavirus, citing long lines at the polls, and close contact with others.

However, no Nevada Republicans supported the bill.

Sen Dallas Harris (D) of Las Vegas said: "The truth is this bill only allows more Nevadans to participate safely in our general election in Nevada."

President Trump tweeted yesterday:
"In an illegal late night coup, Nevada's clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state. Post office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!"

Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of "True The Vote," expressed concern about the bill:

I am deeply concerned by the precedent the Nevada Assembly has set for permanent universal vote by mail with the passage of AB 4. When this issue first arose at the very outset of the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, politicos assured those concerned with election integrity that expanded vote by mail would only impact the primary. Fast forward a few months and our worst fears have been confirmed: they are seeking to implement universal vote by mail for the general election too. Those who think this is only a temporary change to address the risks surrounding COVID are sorely mistaken. This is a step that the extreme left has fought to enact for years, and most assuredly will try to expand it to future elections, making it a permanent fixture of Nevada election law in the long term — the same thing they are fighting for in states all over the country.

She added,
"While advocates of universal vote by mail claim it will bring an end to voter disenfranchisement, nothing could be farther from the truth. Vote by mail---beyond limited absentee voting---in fact further disenfranchises minorities who tend to move much more often than the general population and whose addresses are rarely kept up to date on the voter rolls."

Was New York really an "absolute catastrophe?"


Here's what happened.

The New York primary was held in June and the count is still unknown. They have been promising to finish counting by "early August" which is this week. Maybe.

This has led to concerns over the possibility that some votes were tossed out and whether or not there will be an even bigger mess in the presidential election in November.

The state is struggling because more than ten times the usual number of mail-in ballots were used.

Officials are now saying that some ballots were rejected because voters forgot to sign and date them, while others were missing a postmarked envelope indicating whether it was mailed before the deadline.

Some voters who applied for absentee ballots say they received them so close to the June 23 cut off date that they worried if the ballot will be postmarked in time.

Even Democrats are concerned. Democrat candidate Suraj Patel filed a lawsuit back on June 17, when she learned that 30% of mail-in ballots received in the Brooklyn congressional district were discarded.

Postal officials are saying:
"While everyone wants the results to be certified, we can't sacrifice accuracy for speed, when it comes to something as critical as people's vote."

New York's system is antiquated which has impacted the postal service in processing the ballots.

Uncertainty remains as to whether New York will even allow poll workers to count all ballots, even those without a postmark, and those received multiple days after the election.

New York should be announcing the results of their primary election back in June sometime during this week. We'll see what happens.

Mail-In voting isn't working well in most states.

Living here in the Northwest, we're constantly told the mail-in ballots are accurate and anyone who worries about or questions the integrity of it is a conspirator.

But unbiased authorities on the matter see a very different outcome nationally. They find there are literally millions of the ballots mailed out go unaccounted for every election season.

Hans von Spakovsky, with the Heritage Foundation, says there are currently more than 150 lawsuits filed by the radical Left that is attempting to use the ongoing pandemic to nullify state requirements like voter ID laws.

He says, "They are also trying to force states to make numerous changes, such as taking away the ability of voters to vote in person by forcing them to vote by mail."

He says according to reports from the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC), "in the last four federal elections, more than 2 million absentee ballots were misdelivered," and "1.3 million were rejected by election officials."

Even more startling is the fact that 28.3 million mail-in ballots are marked "unknown"---or accounted for.

That means "they don't know what happened to the ballots after they handed them over to the US Postal Service to deliver."

J. Christian Adams with the Public Interest Legal Foundation says it would be a "catastrophe" to put the election in the hands of the US Postal Service," because they are not prepared for that amount of mail in addition to the daily amounts.

He says:
"Those 28 million 'unknown ballots represent 28 million opportunities for someone to cheat. Absentee ballot fraud is the most common; the most expensive to investigate; and can never be reversed after an election."

For example, in the 2016 election, 41.6 million ballots were sent out---and just under 6 million went missing; in 2018, almost 10.5 million of the 42.4 million sent out were unaccounted for.

Spakovsky is calling for a reality check:
"If we are all going to our grocery stores and pharmacies, why can't we vote safely in person? Local election officials just need to implement the same safety precautions we are seeing in retail establishments."

There's growing uncertainty about the integrity of the November election, with George Soros and other globalists pouring millions of dollars into the vote by mail issue, and into the campaign to defeat Trump, the upcoming election is not only the most consequential election in decades but the most vulnerable.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant Be Prayerful.