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(1,406 posts)
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:10 PM Nov 2020

It seems to me that mail in ballots are a lot more secure than machine voting. We

should go that way all over. Keeps hackers at bay and has many eyes on the counting so there should not be any hanky panky.

I vote for mail-in ballots But they should be counted daily as they come in.
That may be why the Trumpers started out trying to do away with mail-ins. Putin told him there was nothing he could do about that.

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(14,954 posts)
2. Several States (including my Oregon)
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:12 PM
Nov 2020

Have 100% VBM and it's great. They can begin to process the ballots one week before election day and we always have a tally by the end of election night. It's so easy! Plus, as you mentioned and our Governor Brown said a while back - "Paper ballots can't be hacked."

This is why the Republicans across the country don't like them.

Plus, if you need to do a recount, you can actually do a recount.


(2,337 posts)
7. Watch to see if the GOP continues to hammer on Mail in Ballots...
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:13 PM
Nov 2020

They have to be careful, because in doing so through litigation they can be proven wrong and they are going to need that card for future elections because they do not want people to vote with paper.....

Liberal In Texas

(13,343 posts)
10. Yes, it should be in done for evey election.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:25 PM
Nov 2020

It's secure and there is actually very little chance of fraud.

Very interesting part of a long article in Politico about how mail-in ballots and coded labels are printed.

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(257 posts)
11. I firmly believe
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:27 PM
Nov 2020

This is why Trump attacked mail-ins from the start. Consider this. 538 was phenomenally accurate in 2012. Ther analytics only improved since then with the 2016 embarassment followed even more so in 2020.


(8,836 posts)
12. This was the first time I had ever voted by mail and it's wonderful.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:30 PM
Nov 2020

No lines and you get an email or text confirming your vote. Perfect.


(1,675 posts)
13. Don't they just stick them in a regular counting machine when they arrive?
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:33 PM
Nov 2020

My mail-in ballot looked just like a regular election day ballot that they scan into a tabulating machine.


(527 posts)
14. I think that is why the Democratic Party pushed mail in ballots so much.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:50 PM
Nov 2020

They need to be counted by hand and the rethugs “fix” of the voting machines totals was a dead deal.

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