What a mess this election is going to be. Who can blame President Donald Trump for being intensely concerned about a massive mail-in vote? We can only imagine that Democrats are expressing some of the same concerns…even if they’re doing so behind tightly-closed doors. Because while a mail-in vote will give them plenty of opportunities to cheat, it will also expose them to the same non-fraud problems inherent in the system. Fact is, this country is not ready for an election in which everyone mails in their vote. We’ll still be counting, re-counting, and litigating the election by the time Inauguration Day rolls around.
Just look at this story out of Michigan.
Michigan clerks rejected 10,694 mailed ballots during the August 4 primary.
Of those, 846 ballots were not accepted “because the voter was dead,” the Detroit News reported.
Further, 2,225 ballots were denied because there was no voter signature on the envelope, and 1,111 votes were discarded because the voter moved to a new address after submitting the ballot. The state claimed the dead voters died between the time they submitted the ballot and when it was counted.
Michigan’s largest city, Detroit, received 820 ballots that were ultimately rejected, according to the paper.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is demanding the legislature pass a bill requiring city and township clerks to call voters who have obvious flaws with their ballot, such as a missing signature.
“With turnout and absentee ballot numbers expected to double or even triple in November, we could be looking at tens of thousands of Michigan citizens disenfranchised if the legislature again fails to act,” she said.
That…that just can’t happen. There’s no infrastructure in Michigan or anywhere else to get on the horn to hundreds of thousands of voters because they can’t be bothered to fill out their ballots correctly. Or on time. Or with their own name. Or with the name of a person who is actually above ground and living their lives. It’s not going to happen, and we are going to have an utter disaster on Election Day and the ensuing weeks. No matter who wins, the other side is going to have serious and legitimate questions about the validity of the victory.
Look, leftists don’t have any problem gathering together outside the Postmaster General’s house for a protest, so why can’t they go out and vote in person for their guy Biden? They have the golden seal of approval from Pandemic Master Fauci, so what’s the problem?
This mass mail-in stuff…isn’t gonna cut it.