The same week Democrats embarrassed themselves in the Barr ‘Hearing’ by calling Trump’s mail-in-ballot concerns a ‘conspiracy’, a news org proves his concerns were right on the money.
It’s a ‘conspiracy theory’ they claimed, that overwhelming the mail system with mail-in votes where the fate of the nation could literally rest on timely and accurate receipt of delivery could cause problems that would put the outcome of an election in doubt.
People like Biden love to muddy the issue by point to Trump and active military for their mail-in votes, without recognizing that there is a significant difference in a mass-mailing of ballots compared to a by-request system of absentee ballot requests.
CBS did something we used to call ‘journalism’.
They TESTED the mail system with set number of dummy ballots mailed to a PO box serving as a placeholder for a Ballot destination.
It turns out that there ARE some glaring holes in the mail-in system.
Many Americans are expected to vote by mail for the first time in November 2020 because of coronavirus concerns, so “CBS This Morning” sent out 100 mock ballots, simulating 100 voters in locations across Philadelphia, in an experiment to see how long one should give themselves to make sure their vote counts.
…The mock ballots used the same size envelope and same class of mail as real ballots, and even had mock votes folded in to approximate the weight. The biggest difference: real mail-in ballots have a logo that is meant to expedite them. “CBS This Morning” was unable to include those the trial.
A week after initial ballots were sent, most ballots appeared to be missing from the P.O. box.
…”I don’t see anything back there for you,” a postal worker told Dokoupil when he received the mail. “That’s all I have back there right now.”
After asking for a manager and explaining the situation to them, the votes were found.
“They had them somewhere else,” the postal worker said.
Then, another problem — missorted mail. —CBS
What was the final analysis of this experiment?
Out of the initial batch mailed a week earlier, 97 out of 100 votes had arrived. Three simulated persons, or 3% of voters, were effectively disenfranchised by mail by giving their ballots a week to arrive. In a close election, 3% could be pivotal.
Four days after mailing the second batch of mock ballots, 21% of the votes hadn’t arrived.
According to Postal Service recommendations, “voters should mail their return ballots at least one week prior to the due date.”
However, nearly half of all states still allow voters to request ballots less than a week before the election.
Tammy Patrick said many states’ mail-in voting policies simply do not take the postal system into account.
Trump’s concern is that significant Mail Snafus and the subsequent legal battles (Biden reportedly has 600 lawyers at the ready to contest the election) will unnecessarily disrupt the smooth transition of power.
We can’t help but notice the ‘issues’ that arise almost never seem to favor the red team.
Trump wants emphasis in our elections put on the smoothest and most reliable methods. Not a mass-mailing to people who may or may not be citizens, living at that address, or even long-since dead.
We’ve already seen some serious problems with mailers this year, ranging from the chain of custody of ballot issues (involving disreputable mail carriers), a Primaries ballot that went to the wrong party, and the SNAFUs we’re seeing unfold in real time in New York as I write this.
But somehow we are supposed to think that TRUMP is the one trying to cast doubt on the election results?
He’s trying to make them MORE reliable.
But all of that is ‘chump change’ compared to what experts have calculated that Big Tech can pull off…