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Posted on 11/13/2012 9:12:39 PM PST by Steelfish
California's Uncounted Mail-In Ballots Reach Thousands November 13, 2012
SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- There are plenty of vote-by-mail ballots in California that won't count in the final November tally, largely because of postmarks and signatures. There's a group out to change some of those ballot rules, hoping to boost voter turnout.
Thousands of vote-by-mail ballots throughout California are sitting in county registrar offices right now and will never be counted.
Some signatures on ballot envelopes don't match the one on the voter registration card. Other ballots are from previous elections. But the most common reason a ballot doesn't get counted: it is not in the county's hands by 8 p.m. on Election Night. An Election Day postmark is not good enough.
Many counties don't notify voters their ballots won't be counted.
"I think it's a dirty little secret that we're keeping from voters, quite frankly, this vote-by-mail ballots that are too late to get counted," said Kim Alexander, founder and president, California Voter Foundation.
In 2008, nearly half a million ballots were not counted in the three statewide elections that year.
Los Angeles County currently has more than 6,000 late ballots, while Santa Clara County has nearly 2,000. Sacramento County's count is approaching 1,500.
Voter turnout could actually be raised if late ballots were included.
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Time to go back to paper ballots. Only one ballot per voter and EVERYONE GETS TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY. If that don't work for you, TOUGH ****! You probably don't need to vote anyway.
Patriot08 - I’ve been posting these excerpts and FR links and the url to the story on the long thread. If I don’t have time you could do the same if you have time.
I agree. All on one day, in the precinct, showing ID, NO computer crap, only paper. And how about a purple finger like in Iraq? ALready got a purple finger? Can’t vote twice!
Thank you for posting.
I’m glad interest in the voting sham is picking up
Noticed a rash of voting threads late tonight.
Maybe we’re lighting a fire under them.
but unless we get uniform election rules that greatly restrict the outright robbery that was this past election, all the latinos and asians in the world won't mean a damn thing...
I am sure there are good conservative Asians and Mexicans etc (I mean citizens of those ethnicities of course) but the election fraud AND good ol’ boy inner circle RINO crap has to go.
The more people read these details, the more they realize that the election was indeed stolen, and that train of thought leads them to realize that if this election was illegitimate, any future one will be, too.
And then the horror starts...
So, info is KEY.
” Time to go back to paper ballots. Only one ballot per voter and EVERYONE GETS TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY “
It works here in Japan . It’s IMPOSSIBLE to vote twice or more .
I’m a conservative in Commie-fornia, so I always get an absentee ballot, fill it out and drop it off at my local polling place on Election Day.
whats worse is they send out the ballots too late for the mail round trip. My daughter’s ballot didn’t arrive at her dorm until the afternoon of Nov 2nd.
In that case she takes her vote-by-mail ballot to a polling place, surrenders it and then votes. Not a complicated process.
Read the article. It’s most interesting. If the situation continues, the Republicans will never win another national election. My situation will be okay no matter who wins, because I have a federal pension. I am as helpless as the rest of you in stopping the juggernaut that is our national debt. Our kids and grandkids will be the losers. But as the nation goes irretrievably downhill, I figure I can at least keep my head above water. I’d like to see more drilling for gas and oil, but if it’s not to be, what can I as a helpless citizen do about it?
MSM was in SUCH a hurry to declare BO the winner.
The most famous statement on voting: “It does not matter who votes...it matters on who counts the votes.”
I work in transportation and wasn’t even in the state on election day. Its absentee or nothing me and many others...or should the economy crash every 4 years when we quit to go home.