Tag: early voting

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The verdict is in on the integrity of the 2020 election, and it’s not pretty. According to a Rasmussen poll from early December, nearly half of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election involved widespread vote fraud (at least in battleground states), including stolen voters and/or destroyed pro-Trump votes. That’s despite 57% of Americans generally believing that mail-in […]

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The Long March through the Ballot

 

Ballot boxIt is always a long march through the ballot in Arizona. This bug is the feature in a Progressive Era state, meaning a state whose constitution was ratified in the late 19th or early 20th Century. Long ballots were supposed to give more direct power over more offices by voters. In practice, we ended up with so many offices and issues that the ballot form is 19 inches long and double-sided. Therein lies a cautionary tale.

Since the ballot is so long, and because a number of the candidates fall below the national or even local political radar, I long ago registered for the Permanent Early Voting List. This means my ballot arrives in the mail approximately 30 days prior to election day. I was determined to vote for every Republican and no Democrat, so all the partisan offices, from Presidential to County Treasurer, were easy. I carefully filled in each appropriate bubble on the scan form ballot. So far, so good.

Now for the “non-partisan” offices, which are clearly nothing of the sort in this day and age. We have all experienced power plays by all manner of local officials. We know that schools have been entirely politicized. So, attention is needed.

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We have early voting here in Florida and received our sample ballot that I’ll mark up and take with me. In light of the increased political, social and economical turbulence this year, I took a closer look at who is running for what in my state. Call it lazy or indifferent, in past years I […]

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Pat Buchanan’s latest column – https://buchanan.org/blog/how-middle-america-is-to-be-dispossessed-136645 – foretells a dire prospect for the America many of us grew up in and prefer to conserve. It relates the deliberate strategy of people in power to displace traditional Americans, a strategy which no longer has to be covert, but instead can proclaim its intentions openly, knowing that […]

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After another round of vicious third-party ads surrounding this Sunday’s Bears-Jets game, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are cautiously pleased to see registered Republicans showing up to vote early in bigger numbers than Democrats in several key states.  They also shake their heads as Democrats duck and dodge questions about how they would handle the thousands of people heading to our southern border and demanding to enter instead of going through legal channels.  And they shudder as more details emerge in the murder and disposal of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi elements in Turkey.

Early, Early Voting

 

          I waved at the mailperson today as she sped by my house and tossed our mail in the direction of the mailbox. Nestled among my Mensa dues notice, 34 catalogues, and 249 requests for donations was a notice from the Registrar of Voters.

          Intellectually curious and highly literate, I opened the envelope.

You Call That a Glitch?

 

As the older daughter Dana (Dominique Dunne, not the younger daughter played by Heather O’Rourke) in “Poltergeist” screamed out, “This isn’t a dream! This is really happening!”

Voting machines in my state of Texas, when you pull the ‘R’ for straight Republican ticket, are changing ONLY the President/Vice President choice – from Trump/Pence to Clinton/Kaine. This means that, after voting, if you happen to glance up at the bottom of the ballot, nothing has changed. It is only if you scroll up to the top and look again at President will you notice that your vote has been stolen.

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Voting started today in North Carolina which may be as important a state as Ohio in determining the outcome of the election. How is this a thing? Because in a state with no voter ID laws and reports of people voting and voting often (including the deceased), Democrats win the early vote. Maybe someone can explain how […]

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