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Monday, June 29, 2020

Mailing It In

The Democrats are trying hard to convince the public that voting by mail in the time of COVID-19 is both smart, accurate, and fraud-free. Like everything that's going on as we move deeper and deeper into Wonderland, their arguments represent gaslighting taken to a new level. And then, we get this news from a Blue state:
Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, N.J., state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Thursday he is charging four men with voter fraud – including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body.

With races still undecided, control of the council hangs in the balance. Paterson is New Jersey’s third largest city and the election will decide the fate of a municipal budget in excess of $300 million, in addition to hundreds of millions more in education spending and state aid.

In the City Council election, 16,747 vote-by-mail ballots were received, but only 13,557 votes were counted. More than 3,190 votes, 19% of the total ballots cast, were disqualified by the board of elections. Due to the pandemic, Paterson’s election was done through vote-by-mail. [emphasis added] Community organizations, such as the city’s NAACP chapter, are calling for the entire election to be invalidated.

Mail-in ballots have long been acknowledged by voting experts to be more susceptible to fraud and irregularities than in-person voting. This has raised concerns from President Trump and other Republicans about the integrity of national elections in November, which are expected to include a dramatic increase in mail-in ballots. If Paterson is any guide, it ought to concern Democrats as well.

Over 800 ballots in Paterson were invalidated for appearing in mailboxes improperly bundled together – including a one mailbox where hundreds of ballots were in a single packet. The bundles were turned over to law enforcement to investigate potential criminal activity related to the collection of the ballots.

The board of elections disqualified another 2,300 ballots after concluding that the signatures on them did not match the signatures on voter records.
Hmmm.  But Democrats keep telling us that there is no election fraud (except, of course, when GOP candidates win) and that mail-in ballots are pure as the wind-driven snow. 

They. Are. Not. Mail-in ballots are a voting mechanism that can be easily compromised. Votes can and will be harvested. Counterfeit ballots will inevitably appear. Signatures will be faked. This list is long.

We hear faux-panicked statements that COVID-19 is forcing the mail-in approach while Team Apocalypse keeps telling us that voters are gonna die if they show up in person. Yet, the same Team Apocalypse remained eerily silent when protesters flooded the streets earlier this month. Maybe the social justice crowd should have mailed it in instead.