In response to the above Union County story, citizen John A Denlinger responded with a letter to the editor, applauding Ms. Quinn, and providing a simple piece of advice we all should follow: “Election fraud is very real and is best defeated when people vote in person at a voting booth. This method also ensures the sanctity of privacy in voting.” Amen, Mr. Denlinger.
Government has software that can track down you down in an instant if you owe the IRS or didn’t pay a speeding ticket. When a person dies, the funeral home automatically notifies Social Security. But in response to a complaint from Ms. Carolyn Quinn, who received ballots for her two deceased parents, an election clerk in Union County, NY claims the family should have notified her office directly. Arrogance and avoiding responsibility is no friend to vote integrity.
58,000 Pennsylvania voters are experiencing the political version of “Who Moved My Cheese?” At first, Westmorland County election officials said they mailed the ballots and blamed slow mail for lack of delivery. Then they said they mailed some of the ballots. This week they claim they are NOW mailing these same ballots. While election officials in too many counties are trying to figure out where your ballot is and what they did with it, we suggest you Vote In Person.
“Michael Lewis” has been charged for illegally voting in New Hampshire in 2016. He was caught after being arrested afterward without a license and giving a Florida address. Mr. Lewis also voted in Florida and Georgia in 2016. His actual residence is a two bedroom home with 12 (alleged) residents in Georgia. He picked NH—a state where he could walk up and vote with no ID. He’s not the only one. Hawk-eyed NH anti-fraud activist Ed Naile may have poked the tip of a fraud iceberg with a sharp stick.
New Jersey Democrat Governor Phil Murphy used COVID as an excuse to mail ballots to every address in the state, whether the addressee is alive or dead, or relocated. NJ election officials, overwhelmed by this unnecessary political maneuver, can’t get it right. In Bergen County, officials sent out nearly 7,000 incorrect ballots to 28,000 voters. The officials who made this mistake claim there will be no confusing results. Right.
Also in the Garden State, Mr. Howard Dinger was throwing out trash last week when five bins of mail—including absentee ballots—caught his eye. A postal worker has been arrested on felony charges for dumping the mail instead of delivering it. If not for Mr. Dinger’s eagle eye and willingness to do his civic duty, 100 West Orange residents would be wondering where their ballots went. Vote In Person.
In the county that contains Ohio’s seat of government, 21% of absentee ballots sent to voters were incorrect. Some had the wrong congressional race and some had the wrong voting precincts. Vote fraud is real, and so is election office incompetence. Both result in false results. Like similar cases in Michigan and New York, officials are sending new ballots to further confuse people. Don’t take chances. Go to the polls. Be a VIP--Vote In Person.
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EIB has been documenting the confusion inherent in the liberal push for mail-only balloting—including in this edition. The evidence is clear. Our colleague Chuck DeVore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation succinctly notes, “the rush to mail-in balloting will overwhelm the local elections officials who do the job of counting the vote.” We suggest this was exactly what the left planned.
The Daily Signal reports on ACRU's Protect Elderly Votes and Stranger Danger campaigns, created to protect seniors' votes from theft, manipulation and outright ballot fraud.