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Posted By: MissMolly, 8/17/2020 4:30:43 AM

If you are queasy about entrusting the U.S. Postal Service with a vastly expanded role in our electoral system in the midst of a crucial election, the following news will exacerbate your nausea. Last Friday, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) followed the lead of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) by endorsing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Thus far, most objections to increasing the role of the USPS in the election process involve the inevitable logistical problems that will accompany a precipitous expansion of mail-in voting. The addition of overt partisanship among postal workers to inefficiency renders it obvious that the widespread expansion of vote-by-mail is dangerous.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 8/17/2020 5:51:49 AM (No. 512466)
If you mail your ballot you will not know whether it will be received at the proper place and on time. Even if your ballot is delivered to the proper place, and on time, you will not know whether it will be accepted or rejected. If your ballot is rejected you will not know whether the rejection was justified. Many mailed ballots that should be rejected are accepted. Many mailed ballots that should be accepted are rejected. The possibilities for such fraud are numerous. VOTE IN PERSON!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/17/2020 6:19:53 AM (No. 512471)
If there is a way to cheat the democrats will find it and exploit it. This election is particularly crucial to both sides and the democrats will do anything to win. When there is voter fraud most likely is comes from the democrat party. There is no way we should accept mail-in voting and what comes with it, vote harvesting. We need to educate people about this because so many believe it is just like Absentee Ballots. Republicans should be buying ads now informing the public exactly what the concerns are. We never seem to get out there and advocate for a position and it is imperative that Americans understand the pitfalls. Just advising the public that the Postal Workers’ Union have endorsed Biden should be revealed. Please RNC, be pro-active and just put some ads out there explaining the ramifications of allowing the USPS to have such a critical part in the election. Don’t leave the narrative up to the democrats because they will always accuse Republicans of suppressing the vote. Come on, have a plan NOW to counter their argument. This is where we fall short so many times. Why do you think Prager U is under attack constantly? It’s because they put out the truth in an easy to understand and logical way. We have to be more pro-active and get our message out there. If we don’t we have no one to blame but ourselves. This may be the most critical issue facing us. If democrats are successful in pushing this one on us, it could be disastrous.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 8/17/2020 6:46:24 AM (No. 512484)
Another example of why public employee unions should be forbidden.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cat2 8/17/2020 6:47:30 AM (No. 512485)
American Spectator raises the alarm, but gives no clue about how postal workers could actually affect voting by mail. Re: ballots going out to residents: Theoretically, postal workers could make sure ballots are not delivered to Republicans, but determining who is and who is not a Republican on a mail route would take a lot of work. Some towns do print lists that are available for sale and which show voter registration, but even so – not an easy job. Some yard signs could, of course, spur on the spot decisions to deep six a ballot. In many areas this year, residents are afraid to put out Trump signs, fearing reprisals, so signs are fewer than usual. Re: ballots being returned from the resident to the town: How would postal workers know how the resident voted without opening the envelope? Democrat and Republican ballots would then be revealed, but if Democrat ballots were delivered opened to the town (or whatever gov’t entity is supposed to receive them), suspicion would immediately fall on the postal workers – and questions would be raised about possible missing Republican votes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LLAMA 8/17/2020 7:05:05 AM (No. 512494)
There are so many legal ways for postal workers to determine D vs. R voters. Even in states that do not have party registration, anyone can obtain lists of people who voted in R or D primaries in past elections. (This is the way campaigns find out who their prospective voters are.) Simply get the lists of "triple R's" or "triple D's" from you local voting registrar, and pass it out the postal workers that deliver. Easy. Also, how would voter photo ID work in states where it is required?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: snapper451 8/17/2020 7:24:41 AM (No. 512505)
My postal carrier knows how I vote by the mail that I receive from President Trump, the NRCC, etc. I mail my FL ballot at the post office itself, have it postmarked, and then check with the Supervisor of Elections office to ensure it has been received. Florida has been doing this for years and has a good system. For example, for tomorrows primary my ballot was received on July 20 and is awaiting counting (which will occur during the day tomorrow). This can be checked online by every voter. Other states putting up "cheat by mail / ballot harvesting" systems do not have these systems and safeguards in effect and should wait before trying this.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Krause 8/17/2020 7:27:20 AM (No. 512507)
Trump is into efficiency. The USPS definitely doesn't want an efficiency expert any where near the them. They know that Biden will let them continue as is, plus he will use the USPS as an election 'asset.'.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sully 8/17/2020 7:27:51 AM (No. 512508)
I refuse to take this seriously. It is a chaos recipe. No one in their right mind does not know this. Vast majority of voters don't want this. What's next? Making us vote in person at the DMV?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: edgar 8/17/2020 7:28:19 AM (No. 512509)
Compare the chain of custody of a ballot for In Person Voting vs vote by mail. There is absolutely no control of vote by mail ballots when mailed to all registered voters. If you can protest in person, you can vote in person.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sully 8/17/2020 7:34:44 AM (No. 512513)
#4: are you joking? You don't have to know what each ballot says. You simply dump ballots from conservative districts. You also can send forged ballots and "find" them in time for a recount. USPS is a black hole mass operation. Does not provide a chain of custody. Their goal is to cause a chaos delay until the Speaker of the House is defaulted into the office of POTUS. Get real.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40 8/17/2020 7:42:08 AM (No. 512518)
Daughter of a close friend, Ivy League professional degree, VP at a Manhattan merchant bank at 35, has no clue that absentee and mail in ballots are completely different. Moreover, is not interested if you try to explain. It is frightening. The only solution is that every single person voting Republican should do so in person.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bazi 8/17/2020 7:45:28 AM (No. 512521)
Aside from having your ballot " lost", what about having it disqualified for some "technical" reason? Having voted by mail for the first time in Maryland during the Wuhan Flu, I was a nervous wreck about filling out the ballot properly. I even contacted my local Republican Chapter several times. I will never know if my vote was counted, disqualified, arrived on time or if it was "lost". And the left isn't concerned about any of those things for their side? Why? That alone makes me suspicious.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Catfur27 8/17/2020 7:56:57 AM (No. 512525)
A) First, in 2016, the dems tried voter suppression - ALL the media chimed "Hillary has a 95% chance of winning." B) After losing. they tried getting the Electoral College abolished. C) Failing that, they tried Attempted Coup via Russian Hoax D) Failing that, they tried Attempted Coup via Ukraine Hoax E) Failing that, they are now trying Fraud via Mail -in Votes ...Yes, you can show up to vote.....BUT...that won't stop them from MASSIVE voter fraud via ballot harvesting fake-ballots. We are doomed IF Republicans are so stupid as to stand by.....and not stop this Scam
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Daisymay 8/17/2020 7:58:29 AM (No. 512526)
Do the States mailing out Ballots to everyone also have Polling Places for people to vote in person if they wish? If they do, every single Trump supporter should go to the Polls! If not, I guess short of taking your Ballot to the place where they are counting them, I don't know how you ever know your vote was counted!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: CaptainLibra 8/17/2020 8:07:42 AM (No. 512536)
#14. Not Colorado. It’s mail or nothing.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Periwinkel 8/17/2020 8:10:25 AM (No. 512540)
When I lived in Maryland I worked the elections for four years. During one of our seminars the "teacher" kind of bragged that in Prince George's County they didn't even bother with counting absentee ballots if it seemed that Democrats had actually won prior to posting the election results. Maryland is the crookedest state I have ever resided.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/17/2020 8:22:29 AM (No. 512547)
The article failed to mention the event captured on video a few weeks back of a postal employee tossing ballots into a dumpster and driving away. Such tender loving care from our Federal workforce... /s
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Peach1 8/17/2020 8:25:45 AM (No. 512550)
#15 Yes we RECEIVE ballots here in Colorado by mail, but you’re still able to physically take your ballot to a polling center if you choose to.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Strike3 8/17/2020 8:49:22 AM (No. 512568)
I seriously doubt that the election will be decided by the end of November and who knows how long it will take the courts to decide? The only sure thing about democrats is that cheating in many forms is guaranteed. "Finding" misplaced votes and playing the shell game by closing voting places on election day and re-opening in another place known only to democrats are some of the favorites. Intimidation by protesters will be a new wrinkle this time around.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: VietVet68 8/17/2020 9:11:44 AM (No. 512584)
The postal service should be looked at as another democrat voting block and the postal union just endorsed Biden so why should we trust them with mail in voting. What Trump should do is declare election day a national holiday, that way there's no excuse for people to need cheat-by-mail voting. If people can go grocery shopping they can vote in person.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Firebase 8/17/2020 9:19:05 AM (No. 512594)
Hmm #10, so Republicans and Democrats are living in communes and there are no mixed neighborhoods? Lol. Democrat mailmen are going to take a list of voters with them, on their busy route and throw away votes accordingly? That's all quite a stretch. Democrats are going to win the election with these microscopic details? Everyone, don't let articles like this worry you, live in your head rent free. Polls had some people worried in 2016 and the political status was a myth, as Mr Trump won. So maybe there can be a verification system, perhaps send out email notifies, for those worried about being counted. Mailmen/women could lose their job and/or go to prison for tampering with the mail! Hide an "audit ballot" here & there in the batch, to confirm received and counted.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena 8/17/2020 9:20:29 AM (No. 512599)
The Post Office is a dying institution as more and more transactions are done by email. Now the Democrats want to prop it up so it can (try to) deliver ballots on time. I thought Democrats were the progressive party?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: HotRod 8/17/2020 9:43:07 AM (No. 512622)
People who want to vote by mail already have a way. It's called Absentee Ballot. Why is that not good enough for democrats? Because Absentee Ballots are controlled. They must be requested and they are accounted for. The democrat scam of ''mail in voting'' does not require a request for a ballot, the ballots are not accounted for, and a person who votes in person would also have a mail-in ballot! That is, unless the mail-in ballot never reaches the voter. Those ballots may be intercepted, harvested, or destroyed- depending upon how the voter is registered. Democrats have proven that they are dishonest, and even outright criminal, so don't assume they would suddenly turn into honest citizens. Aside from that disaster, ballots will be mailed to dead people, vacant addresses, illegal voters, and voting ''sweat shops'' where harvested ballots are filled in by democrat partisans. If you receive an unsolicited ballot by mail, but will vote in person, destroy the ballot! Do not put it in the trash, where it can be salvaged by sanitation workers who might be paid for each one they find.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird 8/17/2020 10:09:52 AM (No. 512652)
Whenver we have needed mail-in ballots, we completed them at home and one or both of us got them to the polling place on Election Day and walked them back to the locked box into which we inserted them ourselves. Those doing this bypass any lines. Very smooth operation. The inclusion of Party information on the outside of the envelope - it is printed there - makes our ballots ripe for the picking...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 8/17/2020 10:26:56 AM (No. 512671)
Giving the thieves the keys to the kingdom.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/17/2020 10:28:24 AM (No. 512675)
The MOST dangerous aspect of mail-in voting - - - - John Kasich has endorsed Biden - - and Kasich's father was a - - - - - wait for it - - - - - a mailman!. If that isn't a dangerous conspiracy - - then I can't imagine what is.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bighambone 8/17/2020 10:32:42 AM (No. 512680)
As a poster above advised, President Trump is into efficiency, as Trump is first and foremost a businessman who knows that any business that is not efficient will eventually go out of business. Trump also knows that the US Postal Service is too important to the country to go out of business, and therefore is taking steps to make the Postal Service as efficient as possible, including having commercial shippers pay the proper cost of shipping their packages so that the taxpayers will not have to go on subsidizing those shipping costs. The public employees postal workers unions could care less about efficiency throughout the postal service as their mantra to to represent the postal workers and obtain the most pay, benefits, and working conditions possible for their members. To do that they lobby politicians big time, almost all the time. In that respect, almost all public employees unions support liberal Democrat politicians who they know are going to be more generous with taxpayer’s money being sent to their members, both directly and indirectly than Republican politicians would vote for. That’s why the public employees unions just about always support the liberal Democrats, and is why the postal unions have already announced that they are supporting the Biden-Harris leftist and liberal Democrat ticket. That does not in anyway mean that all the postal workers are going to go along with union recommendations as to who or what political party they will vote for. To the leftists and liberal Democrats the federal public employees unions are almost as important as the teachers unions as supporters to keep them in political power. The Democrats also know that the postal workers unions will go along with efforts to slow down the mails during the week before the November election to sabotage any quick election result for as long as they possibly can, also knowing that as long as huge numbers of ballots are out there uncounted that there is more chance of fraud and mischief to the benefit of the Democrats.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 8/17/2020 10:41:51 AM (No. 512698)
In Oregon, it's required that the *outside* of the envelope indicate party affiliation. Gee, I wonder why the Democrat lawmakers included that requirement... All the Democrats I know talk about how great vote by mail works here. Sure, it works well for Democrats. They always get elected under this system. But the fact is I put my ballot in the mail and have no idea what happens to it after that.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/17/2020 10:41:58 AM (No. 512700)
Our County Clerk is a Democrat, who took it upon himself to declare that over 65 people should be mailed a ballot, because of the virus. Everyone that works in the County Clerk's office is a Democrat. The Democrats never quit, and this is how we are having mail in ballot creep in Texas.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Wizard of is 8/17/2020 10:43:07 AM (No. 512703)
#4 I doubt it would take nearly as much work as you suggest to change the election outcome. The various candidates happily do all that work for them by mailing solicitations for donations and votes to the voters registered in their party. The letter carriers would not have to compare voter registration records or yard signs to addresses. It’s likely a carrier could identify a huge percentage of Republicans and Democrats on their routes by simply taking note of the origin of the political junk mail being delivered to each residence. When election time comes the carriers would simply have to “lose” ballots sent to the mail customers who have previously received junk mail from unfavored candidates.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: jacksin5 8/17/2020 10:44:19 AM (No. 512707)
Short Answer, Government Union.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: marbles 8/17/2020 10:46:05 AM (No. 512710)
The traitor governor of my state , Murphy - NJ, has decreed mail in voting. If I go to a polling place no voting machine ,provisional ballot only which means that it won't be counted.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: dman 8/17/2020 10:53:45 AM (No. 512726)
Count me among fans of voting in person - and purple dye.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Butch 8/17/2020 11:17:08 AM (No. 512752)
The postal workers´union supports Joe Biden, which is as sure an indication of a lack of intelligence as of a lack of ethical standards. Does anyone really believe that there are more than, say 500 postal workers of a conservative bent in the United States? So, in the days leading up to the arrival of your "mail-in ballot" a magazine from the Heritage Foundation arrives at your home, quite conspicuously to the "impartial" postal worker who opposes the candidate you prefer. A Knights of Colombus magazine both arrives and triggers your scrupulously impartial letter carrier. Finally, your ballot arrives. Does anyone seriously believe that your ballot will arrive untampered-with and before the deadline? I sure as hell don´t, and I suspect there are millions of honest American voters who want nothing more than to cast their single ballots. Mail-in ballots would be one certain way in which Americans lose the franchise (through voter fraud), and would provide The Left with a very certain way of saying "I don´t care, you Fascist Boomer." Unless you cannot be present to vote on Election Day, absentee ballots seem like the only decent option for conducting free and fair elections.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: czechlist 8/17/2020 11:32:07 AM (No. 512766)
#17 Not ballots, but Republican campaign llierature was dumped. But point taken. Postal worker was a young black female who was fired. I point out race and gender because IMO young black females are the most militant persons in the US and the USPS employees so many. The possibility of vote by mail fraud is manifest.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: mamabear 8/17/2020 11:44:34 AM (No. 512774)
In Washington state and others, the political party of the recipient is marked on the outside of the return envelope. In Florida, voters are required to add email addresses, phone numbers and sign the outside of the ballot envelope. The former makes it sooo easy to discard unopened ballots from the other political party. The latter makes it easy for voters to have their personal information stolen by anyone who handles that envelope. Are we really that stupid in this country?? IMHO (1) One citizen one vote: In person valid (pre-certified) Voter ID required at the polling place or with requested mail-in Absentee Ballot; (2) A receipt with a trackable number issued after voting or ballot number attached to each Absentee Ballot; (3) Chain of custody accountability: the date when the ballot was received, date when it was counted, able to match receipt# with a counted ballot at the official state website. Seems simple enough...
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/17/2020 12:09:19 PM (No. 512787)
Anyone who deals with the Post Office knows of it's then WHY the push to have mail in ballots?... my personal opinion is.... the Dems want President Trump to delay the election... thereby using this as an excuse for impeachment when he's elected... just as the Sullivan judge is dangling General Flynn's case... hoping President Trump will pardon him... so they can scream about his dictatorial's August and their REAL polls show the President way ahead of biden... it's coming around again...
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Ogden Pod 8/17/2020 1:05:57 PM (No. 512828)
If you are subjected to vote by mail please use the drop box rather than a mailbox that bypasses the post office. That way you are only subjected to fraud by the state election officials who tend to find additional ballots as needed
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Reply 39 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 8/17/2020 1:10:34 PM (No. 512829)
In a typical absentee ballot there is an exchange of paperwork between the voter and the town they live in. By the time the voter is sent a ballot, the town has already verified that they are a registered voter, their identity, and their address. The preprocessing reduces confusion and fraud. The dems want to sprinkle ballots around the town and see what comes back. When they do, THEN the verification process starts. The pressure will be on to do it more quickly than accurately, a recipe for disaster. The dems have already been working on ballot harvesting. This would throw the doors open to this insidious practice. In person balloting is the way to go.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 8/17/2020 1:34:56 PM (No. 512848)
Just by, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) supporting any candidate should disqualify the workers from handling ballots.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/17/2020 2:17:08 PM (No. 512875)
In my area, which is a postal hub, high school graduates often get jobs at the sorting machines. Twenty years ago, it was a good job for the summer before college, the pay was good because the hours were long. Letters got sorted by computer and just a little hands-on. My question is ''Did the new Postmaster General do away with all those sorting machines?'' Reset the machines to ''forget'' the difference between R votes and D votes. Easy-peezy.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Penney 8/17/2020 4:36:53 PM (No. 512974)
There is even a message going around stating the supposed secret ballot is to be mailed in an envelope provided which has a long number below the bar code which has either an identifying D or R included. Any unscrupulous postal employee could toss aside votes so identified. We vote in person so I don't know for sure about the envelopes but any who plan to vote by mail might check the back of their ballot envelopes for such party identifiers.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: DeepSouth 8/17/2020 7:43:07 PM (No. 513096)
I served honorable in the US Navy for 20 years. I took an oath to defend the constitution. What is it with our elected officials who take similar oaths that they think they can abuse their oath and offices. This is true at all levels of government. If they are not going to honor their oath then the entire system is going to fail.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: XCenturion 8/17/2020 8:17:48 PM (No. 513116)
I have voted "absentee" for several years because it's more convenient to fill out my ballot in my home without waiting in line at the polling place . To prevent my ballot from being "misplaced" by the incompetent USPS I hand deliver my ballot to my local election office. There's a reason Democrats like Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer want voting by mail. They're corrupt and don't trust the American electorate so they must cheat to win elections.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: 4Justice 8/17/2020 8:20:01 PM (No. 513118)
We are going to take our ballots to the polling place.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: nina584 8/17/2020 8:25:30 PM (No. 513122)
Get up early and drive to the voting booth. I don’t mail my vote.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: 4Justice 8/17/2020 8:34:22 PM (No. 513124)
Oh, and yes both solicitation mail for donations and having affiliation marked on the envelope make it easy to identify the voter. That's why I often have never received a ballot lately. I just re-register again to make sure I get my materials...I probably won't. (Sigh)
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Reply 48 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/17/2020 8:54:19 PM (No. 513132)
If Republicans can luck out and take back the House and increase the senate and Trump wins, it’s the perfect opportunity to pass a new Election Security Act. Ban mail in voting, require voter ID and other measures to ensure the election can not be stolen and won by fraud.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: cat2 8/18/2020 6:46:55 AM (No. 513397)
#34 and others: this is only anecdotal, but I get daily solicitations from Republican candidates, and both my initial registration for ballots and two ballots for primaries did arrive on time at my house. I will now check the outside of return envelopes to see if party is noted there (it should not be!). If I possibly can, rather than putting my voting envelopes in the door to be taken by the mailman, I will take it to the town hall drop box.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic during his Monday night speech to the Democratic National Convention, accusing the White House of "negligence" even as his own administration drew flak for thousands of deaths in New York's nursing homes. "Our collective strength is exercised through government. It is, in effect, our immune system. And our current federal government is dysfunctional and incompetent. It couldn't fight off the virus. In fact, it didn't even see it coming. The European virus infected the northeast while the White House was still fixated on China," Cuomo said during his speech, an apparent counterpoint
Democratic convention -- On first night
this is what worked and what didn't
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Posted by MissMolly 8/18/2020 3:59:16 AM Post Reply
The Democratic National Convention opened its first night Monday with an overarching theme of unity. The night featured prominent speakers who represent the broad general election coalition that Joe Biden is looking to build: progressives, centrist Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans who have disaffected from Trump. To be sure, Biden’s polling lead is tightening, and by emphasizing big-tent inclusiveness, the Democrats are clearly hoping that the convention will jolt Biden’s campaign.
Why We Can’t Trust Postal
Workers With Our Ballots
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Posted by MissMolly 8/17/2020 4:30:43 AM Post Reply
If you are queasy about entrusting the U.S. Postal Service with a vastly expanded role in our electoral system in the midst of a crucial election, the following news will exacerbate your nausea. Last Friday, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) followed the lead of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) by endorsing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Thus far, most objections to increasing the role of the USPS in the election process involve the inevitable logistical problems that will accompany a precipitous expansion of mail-in voting. The addition of overt partisanship among postal workers to inefficiency renders it obvious that the widespread expansion of vote-by-mail is dangerous.
49 People Shot In 72 Hours As Wave
Of Gun Violence Continues In NYC
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Posted by MissMolly 8/17/2020 4:26:30 AM Post Reply
Forty-nine people were shot over the course of 72 hours in NYC between Thursday and Saturday, compared to eight shooting victims over the same time period last year, according to preliminary NYPD statistics sent to Gothamist Sunday morning. Eight people were murdered—at least six by gun violence—compared to three homicides last year over those three days. Those numbers do not yet reflect shootings on Sunday. But about 2 a.m. Sunday, a 47-year-old was fatally shot in the head near Parkside and Ocean Avenues in Brooklyn at the entrance of Prospect Park.
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Obama: 'I Make Love to Men Daily' 57 replies
Posted by Magnante 8/18/2020 4:30:06 AM Post Reply
In composing my new book, Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency, I thought hard about whether I should address the question of Barack Obama's sexuality. Two considerations persuaded me to pursue the issue. One was the no-holds-barred media treatment of the sex life, real and imagined, of Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh. The second was the fact that despite Obama's early feint to the center, his presidency was something of a golden age for gay America. A May 2012 Newsweek cover story, in fact, dubbed Obama "the first gay president."
‘Giant Warning’: Iowa State University
Instructor Warns Anti-BLM, Pro-Life
Views Are ‘Grounds For Dismissal’
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Posted by StormCnter 8/18/2020 3:49:04 PM Post Reply
An Iowa State University instructor’s syllabus warned students that anti-Black Lives Matter and pro-life viewpoints are “grounds for dismissal.” Instructor Chloe Clark’s English 250 syllabus includes a “giant warning” advising students that only certain views would be permitted during her classes. “I take this seriously,” she notes at the end of the warning. “Any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of mental health issues, body shaming, etc.) in class are grounds for dismissal from the classroom,” Clark wrote in the syllabus, a copy of which was provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).
Pelosi: Republican Party Has Been
‘Highjacked’ by Trump’s ‘Cult’
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Posted by Imright 8/18/2020 9:05:12 PM Post Reply
Tuesday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Republican Party has been “highjacked” by a “cult-like group of people and others who are afraid of defying the cult leader,” who she said was President Donald Trump. When asked about the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Pelosi said, “It was great that John Kasich was there. I think that was a very big plus for us because we do have to find our common ground as we go forward.” Anchor Nicolle Wallace, said, “It’s interesting you mentioned John Kasich. He’s generated some debate. It was my sense he’s there to represent the broad coalition
Baltimore GOP Candidate Kimberly Klacik
Lays Down an Absolute Knockout With
Stunning New Campaign Ad
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Posted by Imright 8/19/2020 12:52:19 AM Post Reply
Kimberly Klacik is a Republican Congressional candidate from Maryland’s 7th district. That would be the heart of Baltimore.We could tell you all about Klacik’s political qualifications, activism work, and upbringing.Or we could just show you her latest campaign ad, a stunning kill-shot straight into the heart of Democrat talking points. In the ad, a sharp-looking Klacik takes viewers on a walk through Baltimore. She asks us to put aside the typical talking points and look directly at the visible evidence of decades of exclusive Democrat control. Klacik walks past boarded-up buildings and abandoned property,
Marks & Spencer apologises after 'covert
racism' complaint about bra colours
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Posted by NorthernDog 8/18/2020 2:47:46 PM Post Reply
Marks & Spencer has apologised after it was accused of "covert racism" over its bra colours. Kusi Kimani, 29, from East Sussex, was shocked when she discovered a brown bra on the retailer's website was called "tobacco". The lighter colours of the £12 Marks & Spencer Collection padded bras are described as "cinnamon" and "fudge". Ms Kimani complained about the bra for her skin tone carrying negative connotations, while more positive words were used for lighter colours. Yet two months on from her initial complaint, the bra is still being sold in a "tobacco" colour on the Marks & Spencer
So was Joe Biden sneaking around
on his first wife before the car crash?
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Posted by PageTurner 8/18/2020 10:55:07 AM Post Reply
Ordinarily, most of us wouldn't care too much about a political leader's love life. After all, President Trump is a stellar president but his personal life hasn't been perfect. Big deal. Trump's never brought it up to win votes out on the campaign trail. Joe Biden's different. He's using the occasion of his previous wife, Neilia Hunter Biden's death in a car crash along with that of his baby daughter tell us how compassionate he is, in a bid to reap political hay. Michelle Obama, in her Democratic convention speech last night, brought it up, selling it to voters as proof that he's a nice guy.
The second night of the DNC was
somehow worse than the first
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Posted by Imright 8/19/2020 12:18:15 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination in what might have been the most awkward, unexciting way possible.After a Democratic official announced that Biden had won a majority of the party’s delegates, the virtual event switched over to the high school library where Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, waited. This segment was obviously live because the transition was so clunky that viewers had to watch the two stand there smiling awkwardly while stringed confetti fell from the ceiling.But don’t worry. Democrats made sure to include prerecorded applause from multiple guests, switching back and forth
At DNC, John Kasich Voices Faith In Biden’s
Independence Before Sanders Affirms
Biden As A Vehicle For The Revolution
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Posted by earlybird 8/18/2020 9:54:02 AM Post Reply
Former Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich crossed party lines Monday night to speak out in support of presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at this year’s virtual Democratic National Convention (DNC).During his brief online testimony standing at a literal fork in the road in his hometown Columbus suburb of Westerville, which also held the fourth round of Democratic debates, Kasich’s appearance was meant to suggest broad bipartisan support even coming from a NeverTrumper who never had and never was going to support Trump in the first place.(Snip) “He’s reasonable, faithful, respectful, and you know, no one pushes Joe around.”
Teachers' Unions Falling Out of Favor
With Americans. Is It Any Wonder?
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Posted by Pluperfect 8/18/2020 4:38:36 AM Post Reply
The debate over schools reopening has affected how Americans view teachers’ unions. It has been well-publicized that the unions in many districts have submitted political demands that have little to do with pandemic safety as a condition of returning to the classroom. None of the political demands have anything to do with educating children, either. One of the requirements, defunding the police, has actually been getting children killed in cities like New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. Perhaps the most annoying displays were members of the teachers’ unions protesting school openings in large groups while maintaining that returning to the classroom is too dangerous.
Here’s why Michelle Obama appeared
to snub Kamala Harris in DNC speech
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Posted by Imright 8/18/2020 4:15:04 AM Post Reply
There was one glaring omission from Michelle Obama’s 20-minute Democratic National Convention speech Monday night — Kamala Harris.That’s because the former first lady recorded her rousing speech before Joe Biden selected Sen. Harris of California as his running mate.The speech was delivered remotely like all others at the DNC because of the coronavirus pandemic, and The Associated Press reports it was filmed before Harris was named last week as Biden’s VP candidate, indicating the choice was so close to the vest and down to the wire that even the Obamas were not in the loop.
Four former top Republicans back Joe
Biden at DNC - with 2016 presidential loser
John Kasich saying candidate will NOT
'turn left' and pleading with GOP voters
to vote out Donald Trump
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Posted by zephyrgirl 8/18/2020 7:48:44 AM Post Reply
Four former top Republicans formally backed Joe Biden at Monday night's virtual Democratic National Convention festivites, with 2016 GOP hopeful John Kasich promising his fellow party members that the Democrat wouldn't become too liberal. 'I'm sure there are Republicans and independents who couldn't imagine crossing over to support a Democrat, they fear Joe may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don't believe that,' Kasich said. 'Because I know the measure of the man - reasonable, faithful, respectful and you know, no one pushes Joe around.'
What If the Beatles' Breakup Was
Actually Rock's Greatest Ending?
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Posted by StormCnter 8/18/2020 3:44:31 PM Post Reply
All good things, it’s been said, must come to an end. Even the Beatles. Though John Lennon had informed his bandmates months earlier that he was leaving the group, the breakup of the Beatles did not become official until April 10, 1970, when Paul McCartney issued a press release stating he was no longer working with the fabulous foursome. That release came after a whirlwind year in 1969 that saw McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr record Abbey Road, which contains the final occasion all four members recorded together with its closing song, “The End,” and also Let It Be, the band’s final record, while also being filmed during rehearsals
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