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Voting By Mail In 2020 Would Create Chaos To Advantage Democrats
The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Sarah Lee

Posted on 05/26/2020 10:28:01 AM PDT by Kaslin

Vote-by-mail would federalize a state-based electoral system, introducing something Democrats tend to use when they're desperate for a win: chaos.


Leftists know that changing the rules of the game can bring victory, and have long tried to change election rules to do just that. When COVID-19 came, facing a contentious race with a populist incumbent president, Democrats turned to their vast network of money-men, many under the umbrella of the “dark money” empire known as the Arabella Network, and set about using the new crisis to their advantage.

Their latest push is an expansion of vote-by-mail and its cousin, ballot harvesting, the collecting of mail-in ballots by third-party operators. Promoted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of a wish list of items that should be part of the next coronavirus spending bill, their inclusion is ostensibly to ensure people are safe and socially distant during an election that will take place more than six months from now. But make no mistake: it’s all part of a larger effort to politicize the coronavirus crisis.

What vote-by-mail and ballot harvesting would really do is federalize a state-based electoral system, opening it to huge risks for fraud and incompetence, and introducing something else Democrats tend to use when they find themselves desperate for a win: chaos.

Many are already pointing out the potential fraud risk in using the U.S. Postal Service to conduct an election. The Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky and Public Interest Legal Foundation’s J. Christian Adams point out that millions of ballots go missing and are never counted as complete votes under a vote-by-mail system.

In the 2016 election, for example, “more mail ballots were misdirected and unaccounted for than the margin of votes between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump. … [F]or every vote that Hillary won over the eventual president nationally, more than twice as many mail ballots disappeared or went to the wrong addresses,” they write.

In fact, over the last four elections, 28 million mail-in ballots went missing. And when third-party representatives get involved in collecting those ballots, it’s not difficult to see how those with bad intent might succeed in never turning ballots in to favor one candidate over another.

Less discussed is the vote-by-mail backup plan that relies on Democratic losses to work. It’s a tactic that was used quite effectively during the Obamacare debacle of 2010: Create a broken, chaotic system that can be used as an excuse for allowing even more federal control of that system in an effort to fix what’s broken.

With Obamacare, the disastrous website rollout led to almost-immediate discussion that perhaps single-payer might be the fix. In the case of vote-by-mail and ballot harvesting, the inherent chaos of a mail-in system, well known to come with large numbers of missing ballots, can be used to delegitimize any Republican candidate who manages to win.

Sound out of left field? Consider the “hanging chad” controversy of the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Then there’s Hillary Clinton’s exhortations following her loss in the 2016 election that she was the rightful winner because she won the popular vote while Trump came away with a win only in the Electoral College. Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has only recently discontinued her insistence that cleaning up voter rolls led to a loss of voters who intended to elect her over Brian Kemp.

These are all examples of a common theme in modern American electoral politics: blaming inherent chaos in the system for legitimate losses and using those complaints to delegitimize the rightful winners. Create the chaos, and use it to your advantage. That’s the new leftist mantra.

Vote-by-mail and ballot harvesting — like Medicaid before them, to borrow another health-care example — were initially good systems designed to help those in need. Medicaid helped those who were understandably underinsured to afford health insurance. Similarly, mail-in voting helped those who could not make it to the polls. The elderly, active service members, and the indigent all benefitted.

But like Medicaid expansion before it, leftists are ultimately seeking to expand what was originally supposed to be a specialized and targeted system, bringing the federal bureaucracy’s red-tape and inefficiencies along with that expansion.

When it doesn’t work — and it won’t — they can claim the system is rigged against them. Von Spakovsky and Adams quote a revealing confession from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Vote-by-mail is “a harder system to administer, and obviously it’s a harder system to police writ large.” Leftists are counting on exactly that.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; 2016election; 2020election; absenteevoting; ballotharvesting; coronavirus; covid19; donaldtrump; election; electionfraud; elections; electoralcollege; fraud; hillaryclinton; mail; nancypelousi; pandemic; staceyabrams; votefraud; voting; wuhancoronavirus; wuhanvirus

1 posted on 05/26/2020 10:28:01 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Here is one way they do it.

https://nationalfile.com/citizen-journalist-busts-democrat-mail-in-voting-nursing-home-scandal-in-texas/


2 posted on 05/26/2020 10:29:11 AM PDT by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: Kaslin

If Trump loses to mail-in fraud, you can guarantee massive civil unrest which, for the puppetmasters, might be a very useful outcome. They are not afraid of it, I suspect they may want it.


3 posted on 05/26/2020 10:31:04 AM PDT by marron
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To: Kaslin; All

Why worry? Most in The Stupid Party, as always, will do nothing about voter fraud. We pay these slobs a $174,000 salary and they sit home and ...


4 posted on 05/26/2020 10:32:38 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: manc

Just one of the ways, mail voting gives the rats multiple ways to cheat. For example toss just enough ballots from all the right zip codes and you tip 3-4% of the overall votes to the rats. That would have more then enough to take Trump out in 16.


5 posted on 05/26/2020 10:33:50 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

Just figured it out for this state FL. If they got 400 votes per county they end up with over 26,000 votes. In a swing state like here then there is a major problem plus the rats get illegals, and the dead to vote. Lets not forget the homeless too.


6 posted on 05/26/2020 10:35:31 AM PDT by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: Cobra64
Why worry? Most in The Stupid Party, as always, will do nothing about voter fraud. We pay these slobs a $174,000 salary and they sit home and ...

For TWO YEARS the RINOs knew that Clapper and Brennan were lying through their teeth on a daily basis on CNN and NO ONE called them out to come and change their sworn testimony to the contrary. The House was lost in 2018 because the low information voter was convinced Trump had committed a crime. These RINOs are a bigger scourge than the Dems. The Stupid Party needs to be appealing to SCOTUS now about mailing out ballot registrations (but I won't hold my breath).

7 posted on 05/26/2020 10:38:42 AM PDT by HandBasketHell
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To: Cobra64

Why doesn’t the party you prefer not do anything?


8 posted on 05/26/2020 10:38:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’m more of an independent and vote for Rule of Law, American patriots. My Former representative (R) in North Carolina was nothing more than an empty suit, worthless, who was never heard of except every two years.


9 posted on 05/26/2020 10:47:49 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Kaslin

Chaos, corruption, breaking the law, don’t matter to democrats.

They’ve copied the communist system, where, the end justifies the means.

They’ll worry about consequences after they get their dastardly deeds accomplished, and the consequences are very minor, if any at all, which means that, they can get away with murder if murder is what it takes. Ask the Clintons. Ask the Soviet leaders of the last 100 years. Ask the Chinese and the Cubans and Venezuelans and those doing ‘the work’ of Islam. Ask Nancy Pelosi and Schiff and Nadler and the corrupt FBI; nothing will come of their attempts to undo the presidential election of 2016.


10 posted on 05/26/2020 10:48:04 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Kaslin

Some details of voting by mail in Oregon. Don’t do it!

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/oregon/index?tab=articles


11 posted on 05/26/2020 11:09:11 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: manc

The Democrat states will all have vote-by-mail before November. That negates any DJT majorities that some of these states do have. Vote-by-mail and the major cities, all Democrat controlled, in each state reporting their vote totals last will lock the election for the Democrats. The only question will be can they extend it to the Senate and the House? I think they are salivating at the thought of a very possible 40+ state sweep in November.


12 posted on 05/26/2020 11:17:22 AM PDT by arthurus (muse covfefe)
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To: marron

If Trump loses to fraud, no matter how overt, the Republicans will revert to form.”Gee, that’s too bad, well, better luck next time.”


13 posted on 05/26/2020 11:18:51 AM PDT by arthurus (mus covfefe)
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To: Kaslin

Because they are Republicans who wandered for 40 years in the desert after FDR and got irretrievably used to being the Second Party and believe in their bones that Republican rule is illegitimate. They pass it down from generation to generation. Look what happened to that spurt of Tea Party electees. They were almost all sorry Republicans within 24 hours of reaching Washington.


14 posted on 05/26/2020 11:23:24 AM PDT by arthurus (mus covfefe di)
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To: arthurus

GOP politicians and management class, yes, you are absolutely right. In fact, they’ll be glad to see him go.


15 posted on 05/26/2020 2:58:28 PM PDT by marron
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