There is no evidence of any massive fraud, the only recent fraud I have heard about was by a Republican on the east coast somewhere.So let me get this straight; all we've heard from the left in the last several years is how miniscule the the margin of victory was across states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, et al and yet evidence like this is irrelevant?
Makes sense in the howie world I guess?
The willingness of Democrat officials to favor questionable mail-in ballot tactics to favor their candidates is disgusting.
Pennsylvania requires you to request a ballot, so you're all set.I would agree that if it is a requested absentee ballot, it is not as much of a risk. But if a state sends unsolicited ballots, signature matching is important to validate the vote.
Yeah, not quite.Pennsylvania requires you to request a ballot, so you're all set.
BTW, so does MA, making it functionally equivalent to FL
Pretty easily. Democrats in some states have attempted to change the rules supposedly b/c of CV19, mass unsolicited mail-in ballots, dropping signature verification, demands for relaxed mail-in voting standards, etc. Activist lefty judges are changing and lengthening the dates for mail-in ballots to be counted. Legal challenges are popping up all over the country as a result. All of this increases the possibility of fraudulent votes, ballot harvesting, and election uncertainty.I have no idea how you reach this conclusion, when the President himself is throwing shade at the results in advance.
You specifically said "I would agree that if it is a requested absentee ballot, it is not as much of a risk. But if a state sends unsolicited ballots, signature matching is important to validate the vote."Yeah, not quite.
Pennsylvania eliminated its signature verification step, changing their rules in the middle of the game knowing that Democrats are around twice as likely to rely on mail-in voting.
‘A Big Deal for Voting’: Pennsylvania Relaxes Mail-in Ballot Rules, Will No Longer Match Voters’ Signatures
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania relaxed controversial verification rules for the processing of mail-in ballots last week in a decided victory and boon for voting rights advocates. The decision also short-circuits a voting access lawsuit already in progress.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D) issued guidanceto counties that local election officials cannot perform on-the-spot signature analysis. Effectively, this means that ballots cannot be rejected because an election official believes the voter’s signature on a ballot envelope does not match the signature on file...
It’s not as much of a risk. Not no risk. There’s no reason to drop signature verification.You specifically said "I would agree that if it is a requested absentee ballot, it is not as much of a risk. But if a state sends unsolicited ballots, signature matching is important to validate the vote."
I agree with absentee voting if you request the ballot. Where i draw the line is simply mailing out ballots to every person of voting age in the country. The is wrought with potential issues such as change of addresses, deaths, vote verification, theft of ballots.Our ballots are on their way. Everyone I've talked to about it is voting this way, including conservatives.
I agree with this.I agree with absentee voting if you request the ballot. Where i draw the line is simply mailing out ballots to every person of voting age in the country. The is wrought with potential issues such as change of addresses, deaths, vote verification, theft of ballots.
Weak fraud argument, oh no they voted by mail instead of in person. That's the extent of the fraud. You are grasping at strawsNothing to see here:
Texas official and 3 others indicted on 134 felonies in mail-in ballot fraud case
KILGORE, Texas (KTRK) -- With top Republicans, including the president, bringing up claims of fraud involving voting-by-mail, indictments announced Thursday against a Democratic county commissioner in East Texas appear to bolster those accusations.
The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced 134 felony charges were filed against Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown and three co-defendants in connection to an alleged vote harvesting scheme involving a Democratic primary in 2018.
According to Paxton's office, Brown and others targeted "young, able-bodied" voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were "disabled," in most cases without the voters' knowledge or consent. The indictments claim this was done to increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Brown's favor.
In recent months, Paxton, a Republican, has led the charge in quelling vote-by-mail opportunities that he believes violates state law, citing those ballots are "specifically reserved for those who are physically ill and cannot vote in-person as a result."
There is an ongoing court battle between Paxton and Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins involving the latter sending unsolicited vote-by-mail applications to more than two million registered voters.
"It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud. Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level," said Paxton. "Mail ballots are vulnerable to diversion, coercion, and influence by organized vote harvesting schemes. This case demonstrates my commitment to ensuring Texas has the most secure elections in the country, and I thank the Gregg County Sheriff and District Attorney for their continued partnership. Those who try to manipulate the outcome of elections in Texas must be held accountable."
The vote-by-mail issue has been prominently voiced by Pres. Trump, who went as far as admitting to blocking U.S. Postal Service funding to stop mail-in ballots.
Like Paxton, Trump claims the possibility of voter fraud. Democrats, however, contend voter suppression in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in May, the Texas Supreme Court ruled a fear of the virus is not a valid reason to request a mail-in ballot.