New Jersey Democrat Governor Phil Murphy used COVID as an excuse to mail ballots to every address in the state, whether the addressee is alive or dead, or relocated. NJ election officials, overwhelmed by this unnecessary political maneuver, can’t get it right. In Bergen County, officials sent out nearly 7,000 incorrect ballots to 28,000 voters. The officials who made this mistake claim there will be no confusing results. Right.
EIB has been documenting the confusion inherent in the liberal push for mail-only balloting—including in this edition. The evidence is clear. Our colleague Chuck DeVore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation succinctly notes, “the rush to mail-in balloting will overwhelm the local elections officials who do the job of counting the vote.” We suggest this was exactly what the left planned.
With above referenced Freudian slip, the Newyago county clerk notified local voters that, whoops, a (Republican appointed) judge was “left off” absentee ballots already mailed. However this oversight occurred, it will surely cause — at best — confusion for voters. “Didn’t I vote once already?” Just another example that mistakes can cause as much vote disruption as fraud. Vote In Person!
According to National Public Radio, the 550,000 absentee ballots not counted in 2018 PRIMARIES is 42% higher than those not counted in the 2016 GENERAL election. Considering the bias of NPR, maybe it’s even worse? When your liberal friends tell you that mail-only voting is safe, secure and counts every vote, just send them this link.
The Constitution is a malleable document for liberals. When it suits their needs, they use it. When it doesn’t, they ignore it. Article I makes it clear that the authority to determine the date and time of elections is not vested in liberal activists or their lawyers who now want to extend the national election to … whenever. This is why judicial appointments matter.
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) posts and Tweets ACRU President Lori Roman’s recent oped “If You Can Go to the Grocery Store, You Can Go to the Polls” and helps ACRU’s message go viral!
"America has resources and institutional knowledge to make in-person voting work. There is no reason for American legislators to run scared. It is time to renew our commitment to free, fair, and secure in-person elections." Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) quotes ACRUs recent oped on the dangers of mail-only voting, and why it is unnecessary.
Tennessee officials on Friday sought an appeal and an immediate pause to a court’s ruling this week that lets all 4. 1 million registered voters vote by mail during to the coronavirus pandemic, as the state made updates to its materials to reflect the expansion. The state attorney general’s office filed the request in Davidson County Chancery Court to appeal and stay that court’s temporary injunction that expanded absentee eligibility Thursday.
State lawmakers voted Tuesday to restore, long-term, the final Saturday of early voting and passed new absentee ballot fraud protections in an elections bill that also extends the life of soon-to-be-outlawed touchscreen voting machines. Read the article at Daily Stock Dish.
Early voting is a “reform” that states should reconsider. Its disadvantages seem to outweigh its benefits.
Until the late 1980s, Americans had two ways to vote: (1) in person on Election Day, or (2) absentee ballots sent through the mail or voted in person at county election departments prior to Election Day.