Just wait, you don’t know the half of what is going on. You should see what is happening in WA State.
The Democrat legislature is trying to pass a series of bill that will essentially destroy the elective process.
We have all mail-in voting in WA state. Now, they want to add same day registration. so, if you aren’t a registered voter, you can vote on voting day, but others must mail in their ballots, before noon on voting day. While they don’t open the inner ballot ahead of voting day, they do open the outer envelope, from which they can tell what precinct the voter lived in. So, by extrapolation, they can get a rough estimate of voter turn out from each party. They turn these figures over to the parties in several increments during the voting period.
The other bill is what I call, the Heads we win, Tails You Lose bill. In addition to all mail voting, we also have district wide voting, meaning that the cities get to vote on who represents the suburban ad rural districts, as well. So, if that isn’t bad enough, the Democrats have proposed a bill that would allow any minority to challenge the election results by claiming that their vote was diluted by the district wide voting process and that they were essentially disenfranchised. Of course, these minorities all vote Democrat, so this would only come into play if a Republican won. So, It’s heads, Democrats win, Tails, Republicans Lose.
Then there is the move to have extra-legislative bodies pass land use regulations and manage funds collected from mitigation fees, permits and fines, to train a corps of brown shirt neighbors to spy on other neighbors and report their land use activities to these appointed extra-legislative boards.
“Just wait, you dont know the half of what is going on. You should see what is happening in WA State.”
I’m of the firm belief that there should be no “voting alternatives”, such as “mail-in” voting, “provisional ballots”, “absentee ballots” (except in special circumstances), “early voting”, etc.
ALL of this corrupts the integrity of the system and affects the outcome. Sometimes this is “inadvertent”. Other times the corruption is “by design”.
EVERYONE should be required to register far enough in advance so that the registration can be verified before the election, NO EXCEPTIONS.
EVERYONE should be required to physically show up at the polls ON ELECTION DAY, and vote only after presenting valid I.D. NO EXCEPTIONS (see below).
The ONLY persons who should be offered the opportunity for “absentee ballots” are those serving in the military, or working out-of-state or in school (as properly verified in advance), and senior/disabled/infirm persons who have (and can prove) physical disability in reaching the polling places. NO EXCEPTIONS OTHERWISE.
I also believe that no election results should be published until ALL ballots from ALL precincts, counties, towns, etc., have been received and tabulated. They can’t cheat if they have no idea who’s winning. Even if the election totals are not available for 24-48 hours after the polls close, this helps to ensure that the results can’t be tampered with.
Having written all that (it’s Sunday!), if you don’t like the way that Washington state does things, sad to say your only alternative is to move OUT of Washington to a state that adheres to more “traditional” types of elections. Washington is ‘way “tipped” towards the left/liberal side, if it hasn’t toppled all the way over. Conservatives just aren’t going to have much of a voice there in the times to come....