Tag: Mail-in Voting

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What’s really driving absentee ballot mania that seems to have gotten hold of some blue states? Heretofore, my thinking on the subject has been that the purpose behind the dramatically expanded use of absentee ballots in the 2020 presidential election was only to influence the election outcome of the candidates seeking election or re-election to […]

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Mail-in Voting Reduces Faith in Our Elections

 

The 2020 election was a disaster for the republic. Lax voting procedures, last-minute rulemaking by unauthorized parties, and hundreds of accounts of process irregularities created such an atmosphere of suspicion and rancor that 60 percent of Americans of all parties believed the election to be basically illegitimate.

The hapless Trump team looked foolish by blaming rigged voting machines and international conspiracies. In fact, mail-in voting was at the heart of what went wrong.

Democrats, using the Covid epidemic as a wedge, were able to increase mail-in voting to 65%, up from 25% in 2016. Eligibility and security standards were relaxed. Registrants who had not previously voted were signed up to receive bulk mail ballots.

Mail-in Voting Delivers Distrust in Our Elections

 

The Trump campaign post-election efforts to detect fraud and possibly reverse the election results were doomed to failure. In retrospect, their only hope was to block mail-in voting before it spread.

Democrats learned in 2018 how to use mail-in voting to their advantage. They were dead set on a repeat performance.

The bipartisan Carter-Baker commission had warned back in 2005 that “absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” Public health officials and election experts broadly agreed that Covid was not a barrier to conducting safe in-person elections. But it didn’t matter.