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With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Party cohorts fully intent on exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a nationwide vote-by-mail effort, the resulting concerns about voter fraud and ballot harvesting just got a major boost.
In Nevada, an all-mail voting system is being used in the most populous county in the state ahead of its June 9 primary election, and Fox News reported Thursday that red flags are being raised “amid reports that thousands of ballots are being sent to inactive voters.”
The initial report stirred the interest of Donald Trump Jr., who smells a rat.
“This is how the Democrats plan to win… by cheating. Nevada’s vote-by-mail primary stirs fraud concerns, as unclaimed ballots pile up: ‘Something stinks here,'” Trump Jr. tweeted.
This is how the Democrats plan to win… by cheating.
Nevada’s vote-by-mail primary stirs fraud concerns, as unclaimed ballots pile up: ‘Something stinks here’ https://t.co/bB0tZmPpkC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 15, 2020
For the record, Fox News describes the liberal scheme of ballot harvesting as “the practice of allowing political operatives and others to collect voters’ ballots and turn them in en masse to polling stations.”
Nevada does not allow ballot harvesting, to the chagrin of Democrats, who are suing to overturn the state’s ban on it. The practice is in effect in California, and many have attributed it for allowing Democrats to sweep all seven congressional seats in Orange County in 2018.
More from Fox News:
Thousands of ballots have been sent out by the Clark County Election Department to inactive voters – those who have not voted in recent elections, a roster that can include people who either have moved or are deceased – and the envelopes are piling up in post office trays, outside apartment complexes and on community bulletin boards in and around Las Vegas.
The excess ballots have drawn complaints from local residents, who worry that anyone could pick up a ballot off the street and cast a fraudulent vote, as well as from Republican Party officials in the state who see a nefarious motive behind the vote-by-mail system being employed by the Democrat-dominated Clark County Commission.
Gov. Gavin Newsom just announced that he signed an executive order that requires county officials to send vote-by-mail ballots to every registered voter in the state — as opposed to active voters.
Adding to concerns about widescale voting by mail, Real Clear Politics recently cited data from the federal Election Assistance Commission to report that “between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for.”
Pelosi said a couple of weeks go Democrats would push for a vote-by-mail provision in the next coronavirus relief package, saying that it’s important to protect the “life of our democracy.”
“In this next bill, we will be supporting vote by mail in a very important way — we think it’s a health issue at this point,” she said.
True to her word, the $3 trillion, 1,800-page monstrosity of a bill she rolled out this week — the Washington Post reported that the measure contained “a dizzying array of provisions,” to include an effort to repeal a portion of the GOP tax reform — there is a requirement that the entire country be allowed to vote by mail.
More from the Post:
It also includes measures less directly related to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. It would require all voters to be able to vote by mail beginning this November, and temporarily repeal a provision from the 2017 GOP tax law that limited a federal deduction for state and local taxes, something that would largely help higher-income areas. The legislation would provide $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service, spending Trump has vociferously opposed as he’s pressured the agency to charge higher rates to Amazon and others.
With “Sleepy” Joe Biden as their apparent standard-bearer, assuming he maintains his fading mental agility until the election, the Democratic Party appears to want as loose a process as possible when it comes to casting a vote.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Trump Jr’s tweet from Twitter:
It’s their usual strategy
— DUBK&RENEE (@RNK40134140) May 15, 2020
It happens in Seattle all the time. They always find ballots up on a fridge that were missed during a recount.
— Ranwil 🇺🇸 (@EastofEden23) May 15, 2020
— Matthew Krause (@matthewtkrause) May 15, 2020
There should be NO Mail in ballots other than from Registered Voters with ballots mailed from the local Election Boards as officially requested and verified “Absentee Ballots”.
— Taylor2020 (@rodsandguitars) May 15, 2020
Something ALWAYS stinks when it comes to Democrats and elections
— onePack4life (@coopzel_Ducks) May 15, 2020
— Darlyndd (@Darlyndd1) May 15, 2020
If they couldn’t win in 2016 how the hell they gonna win now. Even democrats know with Joe Biden up to bat he’s gonna strike out. Keep in mind, I’m undecided neither left nor right.
— Portland Issa BooMer (@portland_jc) May 15, 2020