Mail-In Voting

I was going to leave this bit of lunacy alone…but it just keeps getting worse and worse…..especially the idiotic ideas coming from the small mind of Donald the Orange…

His best piece of manure has been that there would be thousands of people sitting in living rooms across the nation stuffing ballot boxes……

If you do not like that piece of political manure…then just wait a few days and the rhetoric will change….and VIOLA!

President Trump has been arguing for a while that mail-in voting is vulnerable to fraud, and he pushed a new theme on that front in not-so-subtle terms Monday. In an all-caps tweet, he warned: “RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!” Before that, he tweeted a link to a Breitbart News story in which Attorney General William Barr expresses a similar sentiment. “It absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud,” Barr said of mail-in voting during a Sunday interview on Fox News. “A foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots, and (it would) be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot.”

The coronavirus has led to calls for greater access to mail-in ballots for voters, but the White House opposes the move. “You get thousands and thousands of people sitting in somebody’s living room, signing ballots all over the place,” Trump said in April, per the Hill. When reporters asked for evidence, he responded, “I think there’s a lot of evidence, but we’ll provide you with some, OK?” AFP reports that the political impact of mail-in voting is unclear, citing a new Stanford study that while the practice seems to increase overall voting, it “does not appear to increase either party’s vote share.”

Foreign nations will influence our electoral process….REALLY?

Someone needs to investigate…..

But like everything else in the Trump government…..what is bad for the people is perfectly fine for his band of thugs and thieves…..

Vice President Mike Pence and a half-dozen senior advisers to President Trump have repeatedly voted by mail, election records obtained by the AP show. That undercuts the president’s argument that the practice will lead to widespread fraud this November. More than three years after leaving it, Pence still lists the Indiana governor’s home as his official residence and votes absentee accordingly. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has permanent absentee voting status in her home state of Michigan. Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, voted absentee in Texas in 2018 and didn’t vote two years earlier when Trump’s name was on the ballot. Two other senior Trump campaign officials—chief operating officer Michael Glassner and deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien—have repeatedly voted by mail in New Jersey. And Nick Ayers, a senior campaign adviser who was the vice president’s chief of staff, has voted by mail in Georgia since 2014.

In most election years, voting by mail is an unremarkable event. But Trump has railed against state efforts to expand access to mail-in voting as an alternative to waiting in lines at polling places during a pandemic. He has argued without evidence that mail-in voting will lead to fraud and warned Monday that foreign countries could print ballots. That, some experts say, is a double standard that amounts to voter suppression. “These are people who are taking advantage of—which is perfectly legal—their right to vote absentee,” said Trevor Potter of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. “But they don’t want other people to do the same thing.” Trump himself voted by mail in the Florida primary this year. And Attorney General William Barr, who has also raised concern about the practice, voted absentee in Virginia in 2012 and 2019, the Washington Post reported. Tim Murtaugh of the Trump campaign defended the Trump aides who have voted by mail.

If you still support this maniac in the White House then you are a hateful tool that we would be better off without.

Trying to rig an election without having to plan it behind closed doors……time to change the dirty laundry in DC….it is starting to draw flies.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

13 thoughts on “Mail-In Voting

  1. The lunacy of foriegn nations printing fake ballots, every county, of every state (50), will be different. The logistics of getting all down ballot voting to match a real ballot would be overwhelming and probably easy to identify as fake.

  2. Yes, postal voting is really not the best. But we have even bigger problems. Who knows how the elderly vote in nursing homes? Here in Germany, more than 60% of these institutions are, as it were, “under the control” of political parties, or of the churches. Michael

  3. Sorry all, doing this for an assignment

    A problem that has become a huge issue is the amount of people voicing their opinion when it comes to electing a person into office. More importantly, it is people or lack thereof coming out to vote. In 2016 nearly 56% of the population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election. This is a slight increase compared to 2012 but less than the record year of 2008 (Desilver, 2018). The problem being people do not care or lack of education in terms of what to look for or who to vote for. People feel that it does not matter and that all politicians are the same. During these elections many people used social media as a way to express their opinions. In many forms social media has used its power to influence the general population on who to vote for. In the article Six Ways the Media Influence Elections, one form where media influence elections is through pictures. “For most people, visuals carry an even more powerful impact than words on a page” (Brichacek, 2008). When using these types of platforms more people started getting more involved. These platforms differ from other outlets like news because the news takes a far more diplomatic stance. When it comes to how and when I first hear news stories, it usually comes from talk radio. When a story is presented and people start calling in to express their opinion you then start to form your own opinion. I am not prominent on social media, so my news intake is very limited. When I log on to the internet, major news stories are shown on my home screen, so that is how I am aware of any news stories. When moving from newspapers to the way we see news today, I think we start to get influenced right away before we start to take a look at facts to fully come up with our own opinion. I myself is a visual person, I have to see a picture to catch my attention in order to look deeper into a news story. Our time is valuable, to able to actually take the time to sit down and read through an article or news story can be challenging.

    References
    Brichacek, A. (2008). Six ways the media influence elections. https://journalism.uoregon.edu/news/six-ways-media-influences-elections
    Desilver, D. (2018). U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/21/u-s-voter-turnout-trails-most-developed-countries/

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