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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

37 states even with mail fraud voting



A reader asked how mail-in voting will affect my forecast of a 37-state win for President Donald John Trump. Given how Al Franken stole the 2008 Senate election in Minnesota, I can see why people may believe Democrats can pick off some of those 37 states.

But that election was far closer than Minnesota will be in 2020. Besides Republicans have lawyers and observers this time. They are ready for the Democrat attempts to litigate this election.

I don't see a landslide. These will be close races. It will be a struggle, but a struggle in which we will prevail. President Trump has the wind at his back this August. He has plenty of substance that offsets the reservations some people have about his style.

That is the major difference between 2020 and 2016. Andrea Widburg made that case today in "Trump haters realize that there are things worse than Trump." Besides, every Peaceful Protest Riot creates a thousand new Trump supporters.

Democrats are a clever people who want to use the pandemic panic to push mail-in voting. Fraud tops the list of concerns. A Republican postmaster general may help keep Democrats at bay. And remember, they do not control most of the 37 states. If they run up the score in California again, who cares?

The argument for in-person voting goes well beyond voter fraud. Even if Democrats obey election laws on for the first time ever, we will have problems.

One big problem is voter registration. I have no doubt that every person registered to vote in the United States was alive and eligible when he registered.

I also have no doubt that rare is the person who notifies voter registration when he moves. That is pretty low on the list of things to do because unlike car registration, you won't be pulled over by a cop for being registered in the wrong state.

Then there are dead people. In some states, the dead stay on the books until they miss enough elections to warrant removal. West Virginia (or at least Putnam County where I live) uses death certificate notices to bring out the dead, as it were. I called this morning and discovered my son who died on Good Friday was removed from the voter rolls. One less thing I had to do.

Other states, however, have sent hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballot notices to people who are dead. A dead cat even received one. Oh dear.

Finally, there is the post office. I may be the only conservative left who defends the post office. When people order an autographed book, I ship it to them via the U.S. Mail. It is cheap, convenient, and reliable as the church bell.

But as John Daniel Davidson noted, a nationwide mail-in vote could overwhelm a covid 19 battered postal system.

Davidson reported on specific problems states encountered in mail-in primaries.

He wrote, "All these problems suggest the Postal Service isn’t prepared to handle an influx of voting by mail this November, as well as the possibility that no winner will be declared on election night because of mail-in ballot delays.

"Postmaster General Louis DeJoy last week said the Postal Service is expecting 'an unprecedented increase in election mail volume due to the pandemic,' yet insisted it 'has ample capacity to deliver all election mail securely and on time in accordance with our delivery standards.'

"Based on all the mail-in ballot problems we’ve seen so far this year, that doesn’t seem to be the case. The Postal Service has been bleeding money for a long time — its losses this year reached $1.5 billion, compared to $1.1 billion last year — and the corona virus pandemic has made things worse as the volume of mail sent by businesses has plummeted. Last month, the Postal Service agreed to a $10 billion loan from the U.S. Treasury Department after congressional negotiations to give the service as much as $25 billion fell through.

"DeJoy’s efforts to manage these losses, which include a hiring freeze for leadership positions announced last week, have been denounced by Democrats who sound increasingly like conspiracy theorists. Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, the Democrat who chairs the committee overseeing the postal service, accused DeJoy of “'deliberate sabotage to disrupt mail service on the eve of the election — an election that hinges on mail-in ballots.'"

Distrust of the U.S. Mail is overblown, but it takes the one element out of our voting that keeps everyone honest: pollworkers. For every Democrat working, there is a Republican. And observers are accommodated.

For more than a century, the nation held in-person elections on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November every 4 years. Transportation was by foot or horse and buggy back then. We had paper ballots. With the exception of the 1876 election, people accepted the results.

Now suddenly in a technologically advanced society, we no longer accept the results.

Let's go back to what worked. No more early voting (which I use). Bring back paper ballots. And unless the voter is an invalid or in the military, no more absentee voting.

If the election is this important, then you should get out of bed and go vote on November 3. In person.

31 comments:

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  2. Voter ID!!!
    If I have to show ID to pick up an order from Kohls, I should have to show it to vote for President. And why did the democrats bother to give all those immigrants driver's licenses, if not so they could vote?

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    1. and then add in the 20k fake drivers licences that China so helpfully sent to Chicago. Customs caught one batch, how much you want to bet it was the only one? I wouldnt.

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    2. I live in supposedly the most racist and horrible state - Mississippi - and we’ve had to show ID to vote for years. Never a peep about how unfair it is in the press. Because it isn’t.

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  3. don't count even Oregon out. My lefy retired college prof and his business owning wife are now Trumpers. Not MAGA yet but they do not like the way Fearless leader Kate has handled this. Seem their relative were in that North Portland neighborhood that got threatened by Antifa.
    A conservative is a Liberal who's been mugged.

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  4. I am in the database business. It would be simple to do many things to ensure the integrity of our elections. Voter Registration of new voters from out of state to automatically remove that registration from the previous state.
    A national voter database to monitor voting in multiple states. And for those (Democrats) who are against Voter ID, a simple poll worker app that takes the picture and uploads to a database the person that doesn't have ID. If the name/SS# don't match then they don't vote! And with the picture and subsequent 5 Year mandatory sentence for voter fraud would make voter fraud rare in deed.
    These things aren't done because "they" don't want it done! I wonder why that is???

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    1. I suspect you already know why it is, but I'll bite!

      Everyone knows (yes, even Democrats) that no one is actually disenfranchised by having to show ID. Many on-the-street interviewers have asked black people in the poorest of ghettos if they have ID, or know where to get it; they always say yes, they have ID. These days it's impossible to live without ID: to drive, buy cigarettes or booze, to fly, even to enter some gov't offices!

      So everybody's got ID, but Democrats don't want anyone to have to show it. That's because if people had to show ID, then there wouldn't be nearly as much opportunity to cheat! Which is the only way Democrats can win, since their policies are terrible and their candidates are worse.

      Do I win the participation prize?

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    2. Re: voter registration - require valid prior address (verified by drivers license and/or utility bill) so that the old record can be removed. This works regardless of prior address beings different precinct or a different state. This method would CONSIDERABLY reduce the duration that someone could be registered in more than one place. Using death certificate notices to remove deceased voters should be a universal practice as well.

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  5. "I have no doubt that every person registered to vote in the United States was alive and eligible when he registered."
    No I think the democrats have been registering aliens, illegal or not. So, not necessarily eligible.

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    1. Correct. Motor Voter has registered potentially millions of ineligible voters. As was the plan.

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    2. LOL, no way all Californians were "alive and eligible when he registered."

      CA gives out driver's licenses to everyone, even illegals, and getting registered is as easy as checking the box on the license form. Oh, but that would be dishonest! Do tell.

      There's also the huge turnout of dead actors & cartoon characters, so Bugs Bunny or Bette Davis might cast the vote that puts the Democrat over the top!

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  6. Jimmy O’Keefe over at Veritas is also soliciting for poll workers (camera’s and/or mic’d up), which is a terrific idea for shiteholes like Balmer, Philly, and Chitown. An early indicator of the 50 state sweep will be when MD goes Trump.

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    1. As populous (and deep blue) Prince George’s county, Montgomery county, and Baltimore City and County are - a Trump sweep in Maryland is highly unlikely. I know. I live here. :-/

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  7. that election was far closer than Minnesota will be in 2020

    That's my observation. Vote fraud snags the close elections although I do disagree it will be close. Some of the Congressional races, maybe, but I think at the national level, we're looking at '72, maybe even '84.

    YMMV

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  8. 🗨One big problem is voter registration. I have no doubt that every person registered to vote in the United States was alive and eligible when he registered.💭
    Having registered and voted from outside the jurisdiction of the United States in U.S. elections, I think that it is easier to create and register fake people and use them to vote than it is to create a fake twitter account. Twitter required a phone number, I could print my registration out, mail it, then print out the emailed ballot and mail that in, all without being in the United States or anywhere near any US entity except the local US A.I.D. office that no one ever knows what happens in. Also without even a real mailing address (I had an address, but as the ballot was emailed to me, it was not really verified), as they don't want people to not be able to vote just because they didn't get a ballot mailed to them.

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  9. Having watched Colorado turn from a moderate Republican stronghold into a Democrat hell hole over the last decade after Democrats and their RINO enablers pushed through vote-by-mail only elections, I'm hard pressed to see a change in Colorado that would allow our electoral votes to go Republican. There are too many non-thinking, emotional voters that I come across daily to think that things can change.

    Though the media don't address it, our ignorant governor endorsed the damage done to our state capitol and its grounds and the Denver Democrat mayor has allowed the city to be overrun with homeless camps in the name of 'social justice' (which is the complete opposite of justice). The petty tyrants that run our state are more interested in destruction of property, lives and hope than they are of returning to normal life. But that's what happens with a weak and uninterested Republican party cowed by media propagandists.

    I'll be working to get Americans to support sanity, but there are too many ignorant Socialists, dead registered voters, and devious Democrats to give me hope for a good outcome in November.

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  10. "A dead cast even received one."

    Would that be the 'cast' of 'Cats'? ;)

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  11. I am not a Surber fan so.... take with a pillar of salt. But I do wish people take into account the fact that we can't just win this through electoral votes we have to win this by a solid majority, if we are to avoid civil war.

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  12. I am not a Surber fan so.... take with a pillar of salt. But I do wish people take into account the fact that we can't just win this through electoral votes we have to win this by a solid majority, if we are to avoid civil war.

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    1. I'm not worried at all about a civil war. When conservatives finally say enough, those soy boy genderless pussies won't last 2 days. I'm about ready

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    2. @Trump's owner --- Maybe not a civil war, but I'm seeing all these riots as dress rehearsals for when Trump wins his second term. If our city and state leaders don't use the appropriate LEOs to enforce existing laws, we're looking at the potential for some really bad messes starting in November 2020.

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    3. They did a dress rehearsal at Trumps inauguration in 2017 and all charges were dropped. Big mistake.

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    4. The last Civil War killed about 2% of the country's population. That same percentage today works out somewhere north of 6 million people. Don't think it can happen? Go look at what happened in Yugoslavia when it broke up.

      The United States has somewhere near a billion firearms and a trillion round of ammunition. Plus a clever population that can make hellacious IEDs.

      I'm old and don't expect to survive a full blown Civil War II. But I don't think it will come to that.

      J in StL

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  13. Wish I shared Don’s confidence in the Post Office.

    They have dead wood galore on the payroll who simply don’t show up for work.

    My neighbor’s 45 year old kid was fired from the PO a few years back. The union got his job back. He showed up so little that the only way to get rid of him was to “retire” him – which they did last year. So now he collects some kind of retirement until he dies.

    Same with another neighbor. He also rarely showed up for work. He ambled in one day and was asked what he was doing there. “To work”, he answered. “Oh no, you’re retired.”

    Any organization that can’t fire the incompetent but has to pay them to go away is doomed.

    With the deficits they are running sooner or later this house of cards is gonna collapse. When it does it will make the Beirut explosion look like a sparkler.

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  14. The DemCong believe that minorities are too stupid or lazy to secure proper Government-issued I.D. In Texas, the state will provide you with a free generic I.D. if you do not have a driver's license. They also accept a military I.D. (active, reserve, or retired) and Texas-issued concealed carry permits. Fairly liberal acceptance guidelines it seems to me.

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  15. In a Mid-Atlantic upscale food store owned by a southern supermarket chain in a seasonal smaller populated area (a/k/a Resort area) --- the store has averaged 125,000/ week customers since March (even before the lockdown really kicked in). This store even surpasses its high- population D.C. suburb (e.g. Montgomery County, MD.) facility. Seems that folks have no problem visiting their food centers (note: this particular resort area store, has a high senior population, many who visit the store, 2 to 3x day). Polling stations should be set up up at food stores, WalMarts, etc. as Americans seem to have no issues with congregating there, and no politician has begrudged these facilities. ZB

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  16. ...Mrs. ZB works for this supermarket chain, and Mr. Biden's Democrat cronies shop there from their beach houses.

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    1. I believe your referring to Rehoboth Beach? Rumor has it Christine Blassey Ford had her hair sniffed regularly by the Biden Boys on the beaches there

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  17. Voting by mail with our Postal system is a massive undertaking, with an enormous amount of personnel necessary. To carry off fraud under those circumstances without being detected is virtually impossible. Who will have the cellphones going when the cheating is carried out? Meanwhile enough States will have tallied results to bring Trump over the top. The only thing that worries me is if you guys and gals don't get out and vote.

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  18. Don, I want to thank you for reminding me to update my voter registration. I moved recently and had completely forgotten about doing that.

    As for the Post Office, I believe they suffer from too much efficiency. In the name of efficiency, my mother's medication payment that I dropped off at her small town PO for her, is collected, shipped to a large city 130 miles away to be sorted, then shipped back to the small town PO, so they can deliver it to the pharmacy that is one-half block away from the post office. Smaller PO's are no longer allowed to sort mail. It's so stupid!

    Mailroom guy where I work tells me that that the PO is now shipping mail that needs to be forwarded to a different state to have the yellow label slapped on, then trucked back here. So mail from anyone I haven't updated yet could be delayed up to 10+ days.

    Selling stamps can't cover ridiculous business practices like this. But its soooo efficient!

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  19. Hey, if they would have elections in Europe run like in the US elections, the results would not be validated anywhere in the European Union. In France, for example, you have to apply for a voter card by Dec 31st the year prior to the election. In Canada, if you don't have an ID with picture, you have to sign an affidavit and someone has to vouch for you.

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