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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:11 PM

Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Ruling Could Cause 100,000 Ballots To Be Rejected, Official Warns

A Pennsylvania election official said Monday that the state’s recent ruling governing so-called “naked ballots”—mandating that any ballots that arrive without a proper envelope must be discounted—could cause more than 100,000 mail-in ballots to be rejected statewide and could swing the presidential election because of the Pennsylvania’s key role as a swing state.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2020/09/21/pennsylvania-mail-in-ballot-ruling-could-cause-100000-ballots-to-be-rejected-official-warns/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:14 PM

1. Wonder which side would be more apt to fail to follow directions?

Let me think about this.

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Response to BBG (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:14 PM

2. Which side is using mail in voting by more than a 2:1 margin?

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Response to Statistical (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 08:46 PM

10. 4 years ago we didn't have Covid

Until this year, most of the absentee ballots have been military service people and out-of-state college students. I'm not sure how many shut-ins such as elderly or handicapped were voting by absentee ballot. (I'd think it's a significant number because our median age is higher in PA.)

This year with Covid it's all katty-wampus, because now a lot of us want to vote by mail. I'm sure the mail-in ballots will skew Democratic by a large margin.

What happened on 2016 is irrelevant, they're not going to declare a recount now. Once Chump was sworn in, the vote count didn't matter any more.


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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:15 PM

3. OK this is fucked up

This is simply casting a ballot, not goddamned rocket science

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:16 PM

4. They are obligated to send the ballot back to the voter for correction

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:21 PM

5. any way for voter to track the ballot?


And any record of if it gets tossed? if so, they should be allowed to submit a new vote that will count. Does anyone know if that is how it would get handled?

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Response to consider_this (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:35 PM

12. PA has a web page to track your ballot.

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/ballottracking.aspx

We put in our request for a mail in ballot early but never showed up as being received, I called Aug 20 to find out and the woman said the had it, just did not process it yet. According to the web site for tracking it was processed Aug 20 but now is pending. They have not mailed our ballots yet. I am not sure when they will mail them, but check the ballot tracking web page about once a week to see what is happening. We live is a republican stronghold, maybe they are not in a hurry to get out the ballots to registered democrats

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Response to Born Free (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 08:31 PM

13. I was asking about tracking the ballot after you submit it. EOM

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:40 PM

6. My union has voted by mail for years.

The instructions on our ballots is clear. They might throw out a dozen ballots due to lack of security envelope. They might want to review the instructions to see if they're clear.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:47 PM

7. What if it's a Biden vote by mail in two sealed envelope but the tabulator, a Republican,

claims the vote arrived in only one envelope and therefore, discarded? How do you prove it was in two envelopes?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:52 PM

8. Don't know about PA, but some states, have bipartisan openers

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:54 PM

9. On the brighter side, Joe has cash. Flood the airways with instructions

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 02:31 PM

11. My husband ended up not voting in the primary because he didn't understand that the outside envelope

was required. Somehow it got separated from the ballot and inside envelope. By the time he figured it out, it was too late to do anything about it and he didn't want to risk going to the polls due to COVID.

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