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According to congressional Democrats and their allies in media and Hollywood, the notion of mail-in fraud, abuse and problems is a myth just like Antifa …
Yet according to an emerging cacophony of evidence, the real myth appears to be the idea that the mainstream media have any credibility left.
Case in point: On Friday, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office revealed that over 10,000 absentee ballots filed during the state’s Aug. 4th primary elections were rejected because of the exact sorts of problems that the left has denied exist.
Over 6,400 ballots were rejected for arriving after Election Day, another 1,100+ were rejected because the voter had already moved out of state, and another 700+ were rejected because the ballot signature didn’t match their ID signature.
Here’s the kicker: Exactly 846 ballots were rejected because the voter was “deceased,” a fact so shocking it drew the attention of Donald Trump Jr.:
The media: NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!!
🚨🚨🚨 Hey, it was only about 8% of the votes cast which I imagine are amateur numbers for the democrats in places like Michigan. https://t.co/bkdDJJFjIv
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 15, 2020
His tweet was inaccurate, though. According to reports, 1.6 million of the 2.5 million votes cast on Election Day were done so with absent voter ballots.
However, while 10,000+ rejected ballots might seem like a small deal, it’s a large enough number to swing a close election.
Michigan rejected 10,694 mail-in ballots during its August election (Trump won the state by 10,704 votes in 2016). 73% of the ballots were rejected because they arrived too late to be counted (MI requires ballots to arrive by election night to count): https://t.co/w4yunhHkV2
— Sam Levine (@srl) August 15, 2020
In the case of the deceased voters, Benson’s office claimed the voters “died after casting their absentee ballot but before Election Day.” Note that this isn’t an issue with standard voting, since dead people can’t show up at the polling booths to vote.
Now, while the news out of Michigan might seem grim, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over in Nevada, nearly a quarter-million mailed ballots were never even received by the state, according to a report from the Los Angeles Review-Journal.
“More than 223,000 mailed ballots were returned to Clark County as undeliverable mail during the June primary. … Because of COVID-19 concerns, officials opted for the first all-mail election in state history,” the outlet reported Friday.
“Unlike other counties, Clark County mailed ballots to all — not just active — voters, in part because of legal pressure from state and national Democrats. Of the 1,325,934 ballots mailed out in Clark, 223,469 were returned as undeliverable. About 305,000 were returned by voters, verified and counted by the county.”
This means that 42 percent of the Clark County voters who submitted ballots were potentially disfranchised. That’s a big problem, right? While some might say yes, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden seems to think otherwise.
Voting by mail is safe and secure. And don’t take my word for it:
Take it from the President, who just requested his mail-in ballot for the Florida primary on Tuesday.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 14, 2020
But there’s a difference between members of the public voluntarily requesting a ballot and public officials mailing out ballots to everybody.
Everyone is already able to do so. An expansion of mail in voting makes no sense because of this simple truth.
You demented pandering hack.
— Styxhexenhammer666 (@Styx666Official) August 14, 2020
Now hop over to Pennsylvania, where the state’s Democrat administration is facing a lawsuit from the Campaign Legal Center over allegations that it’s been “improperly rejecting mail-in ballots over issues with voters’ signatures without giving voters a chance to resolve those problems,” according to The Patriot-News.
“The Campaign Legal Center contends the state’s handling of mail-in ballots could threaten the integrity of the election. When voters cast ballots by mail, elections officials examine those ballots to see if the signatures match the signatures on record. If the signatures don’t match, the ballots can be rejected,” the outlet reported on Aug. 7th.
“When there’s a close election, the last thing you want is for untrained lay people to be rejecting ballots, and that decides who wins. We can’t have people’s ballots be rejected because of a penmanship test,” Campaign Legal Center attorney Mark Gaber said to the paper.
Problems with mail-in ballots have been nationwide. California was forced to toss over 100,000 mail-in ballots from its March presidential primary election over mistakes:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 17, 2020
Hundreds of GOP voters in New Jersey “accidentally” received mail-in ballots featuring only Democrat candidates:
Hundreds of GOP voters in New Jersey ‘accidentally’ receive mail-in ballots featuring only Democrats https://t.co/EHAjEsDyOm
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 22, 2020
Some mail-in ballots in New Jersey “may have been destroyed” in a postal vehicle fire:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 27, 2020
Four people, included an elected New Jersey councilman, were charged with voter fraud using mail-in ballots two months ago:
— Jerry Mulanax (@jmassociates) June 26, 2020
The examples go on for days, though to hear the left tell it, all these problems are apparently just a figment of people’s imagination …