The Danger of Mail-in Voting

We keep it hearing that there is no significant risk with mail-in voting, but the evidence couldn’t be further from the truth. Over the last several decades there have been countless stories of ballots never being counted and found in trunk of cars, mail workers attempting election fraud and ballots that never got to their destination on time . With some many examples, it’s hard to claim that the country voting by mail is a safe and fair way to vote.

Broward County, Florida is notorious for having issues with voting. It seems like every election, massive voter fraud is found in Broward County. Let’s set aside that they can’t seem to count votes there at all, and focus on the 2018 election. Following the 2018 election, two boxes of ballots were found in a trunk of a car of an employee of Avis Car Rentals at Fort Lauderdale Airport. These votes are believed to be from Brenda Snipes’s office, who was the Supervisor of Elections for Broward County, and the Avis Car Rentals employee worked for Snipe’s organization. 

In August 2018, 588 votes mysteriously showed up for an Ohio special election congressional race, which ended up helping Democrat Danny O’Connor to narrow Republican Troy Balderson’s lead. The Government Accountability Institute later discovered that 170 registered voters in that same congressional district were over 116 years old, despite the oldest known person in the world at the time only being 115.

We can also point to 2008 when Al Franken narrowly defeated Norm Coleman, making him Minnesota’s Senator. Once again, ballots were found in a trunk of a car of a Minneapolis election official. An inquiry also found that “… At least 341 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis’s Hennepin County, the state’s largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul’s Ramsey County, the state’s second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group’s totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken’s victory margin.” Al Franken ended up “winning” that race by just 312 votes, although who actually won that seat remains very questionable. 

In July of this year, a US postal worker pleaded guilty in Pendleton County, West Virginia to one count of “Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election” and one count of “Injury to the Mail” after it was discovered that he used a black pen to alter absentee ballot requests. It was discovered that he changed five ballots from Democrat to Republican as a “joke” and now faces up to eight years in prison. 

Just a few weeks ago, a New York federal judge ordered that thousands of ballots that were not post-marked by the due date, now need to be counted towards New York’s primary. Several plaintiffs brought this suit and claimed that voters were being disenfranchised and denied their constitutional right to vote after being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot because of coronavirus. Manhattan Judge Analisa Torres said that these “arbitrarily disenfranchised voters were denied free speech, equal protection and due process due under the law.” These voters did not receive the ballots from the post office until election day so they were later counted.

Earlier this year, among the 2 million ballots that were sent out to Virginia voters, 580,000 of those included pre-paid return envelopes addressed to the incorrect registrar’s office. That’s over 25% of all ballots that had this mistake on it. The mix up has been blamed on a printing error. According to Tom Lopach, President of ‘The Center For Voter Information’ which was the bi-partisan group behind the mix up has stated that “When our mailing with our vote by mail applications got to the print shop, the return envelopes for cities and counties in Virginia that share a name, like Fairfax City and Fairfax County, got inverted. And so a number of recipients of our mailings got return envelopes going to the wrong jurisdiction. We regret the confusion we’ve caused in this case and take full responsibility.”

Of course I can’t conclude this article without mentioning the 18 people that were dead being registered to vote Democrat by Andrew J. Spieles, a 21 year old James Madison University student, who later pleaded guilty to voter fraud. Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes, a Democratic Party-affiliated organization, when he committed the voter fraud. He was sentenced to 100 days in jail. 

And how could I forget the dead cat that recently received a mail-in ballot 12 years after dying. Cody the cat’s owner, Carol Tims, told Fox5Atlanta that Cody was a Democrat. 

I can go on and on with the corruption and “mistakes” that are made when it comes to how our votes are counted. I never went into how many counties have more registered voters then citizens or how Mitt Romney didn’t receive a single vote in 59 precincts. All of these examples and yet many (normally on the left) aren’t even open to the possibility that an election could be stolen in a close race.

President Trump was not wrong when he recently said in an interview that the election might not be decided for two months if we do mail-in voting. Of course the interviewer pressed back and tried to make Trump look foolish for thinking that it could take two months to decide the election, but after seeing how many extremely close races are not decided for several weeks after elections, it’s not hard to imagine a scenario where the race comes down to Florida or Ohio, mysterious boxes of ballots showing up weeks later and that a race might not be called for several weeks or months.


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