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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:07 PM

Trump just told us how mail delays could help him corrupt the election

It’s telling that after President Trump was widely rebuked for suggesting a delay of the election, he wasn’t remotely chastened. Instead, he floated another scenario that could help him accomplish the same goal of avoiding a free and fair election:

He suggested that only the votes that can be tallied on Election Day should count.

This may seem like Trumpian bluster. But it’s much more alarming in light of an important new exposé in The Post that reports on big backlogs in mail delivery due to “cost-cutting” by the new head of the U.S. Postal Service — who, by spectacular coincidence, just happens to be a top Trump fundraiser.

And here’s an additional reason for alarm that needs more attention: The impact of those delays could be dramatically exacerbated by state laws that invalidate ballots that are mailed before Election Day but arrive after Election Day.

Guess which key presidential swing states have such provisions invalidating ballots that arrive after Election Day?

All of them do, with the exception of North Carolina.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/31/trump-just-told-us-how-mail-delays-could-help-him-corrupt-election/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:14 PM

1. Alarming as hell

If we scrap voting by mail plans we can count on complete chaos in Democrat-favored districts--not to mention hacking.

It is clear Trump knows he can't win legitimately and so intends to steal a 2nd term.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. Just my opinion, at this point we need to scrap voting by mail. If you get your ballot in the mail

Fill it out ASAP and hand deliver it to the ballot box

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:08 PM

6. Who picks up the ballots from the box drop?

They may not be as scrutinized as they should be.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

2. He knows Democrats are statistically more likely to fear going to a polling place over COVID

Than his brainwashed knuckle-dragging cult members will be. All it takes is a few percent in a few key states, as we saw in 2016.

This has been his re-election strategy for months, I guarantee it.

Watch, there's going to be delays in states run by Repukes to get the ballots out to people early enough for them to be returned before election day as well. And USPS will be corrupted to aid in this effort.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

3. The take away.. vote early in person, or hand deliver your mail in ballot to the ballot box

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:24 PM

5. Let's not forget, everything he does fails. Many think his crusade will hurt them more than us

1. Enthusiasm is on our side! Dems are fired up and will do anything to get rid of that goon..
2. Gop even the evilgelicals are thinking of sitting it out
3. His older voting base unenthusiastic about him or contracting covid will not vote

This article circulated across the south, not just FL
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/07/28/florida-vote-by-mail-president-trump-crusade-hurts-gop/

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