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Sunday, May 3, 2020

What Should the US Do about Mail-In Ballots?

            The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday concerns the coming presidential election. Democrats and Republicans are, as usual, on different sides. Democrats want to have an election where people vote absentee, while the Republicans are wary of it. Republicans are convinced that absentee voting brings more possibility of voter fraud, and there appears to be reason for concern.

            In an essay titled “28 Million Reasons Not to Trust a Mail-In Election,” Tony Perkins shared information from four previous elections. He wrote that in the four elections since 2012, 28.3 million mail-in ballots have been lost. This means that “1 in 5 absentee votes just vanished.” No one knows why they are missing. Are they missing because of outright “fraud, system failure, general ineptitude, or a combination of all three”? The fact that we should be concerned about is that Democrats want Americans to mail-in their ballots in the 2020 presidential election.

            As Perkins pointed out, 28.3 million missing mail-in ballots divided by four elections makes an average of 7 million missing votes per election. Even though “Hillary Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by 2.8 million,” there were “nearly 6 million unaccounted mail-in ballots were never counted in 2016.” Those numbers were low according to the federal Election Assistance Commission. Perkins had more important information.

For starters, the 28.3 million missing ballots doesn’t include the number that were “spoiled, undeliverable, or came back for any reason.”

Making matters worse, not every area of the country reported back with their statistics – including major cities like Chicago. In other words, this is just the tip of the malfunctioning iceberg.

And these problems, analyst Logan Churchwell shakes his head, aren’t getting much attention. First of all, they’re embarrassing for election officials – and secondly, “people just aren’t paying attention.” But they’d better start.

With Democrats trying to use the coronavirus to push America toward its endgame of universal mail-in ballots, voters need to wake up to the gamble they’d be taking with democracy.

            Numerous people are sounding an alarm for American and Americans. Democrats are using the COVID-19 pandemic to push for mail-in voting, something fraud with danger. With mail-in ballots there is no guarantee who receives, signs, and mails it. Plus, there is no guarantee that any ballot will be counted or become one of the millions of “lost” ballots.

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