President Donald Trump returned on Friday with one of his favorite complaints – that ballot papers should not be used in elections, claiming that one in five will be fraudulent.
The President has not quoted how he got that number, and multiple investigations have shown that voting by email is safe with very little fraud.
Several states have expanded their absenteeism due to the corona virus Republicans want to stop. Republicans argue that voting by mail is in favor of voters who tend to vote democratically.
Mail-In Ballot fraud found in many elections. People are only now seeing how bad, dishonest and slow it is. Election results can be delayed for months. No more big answers on election night? 1% not even counted in 2016. Ridiculous! Just a formula to RIGGE an election, “Trump tweeted.
But he defended his own decision to vote absent, which he did earlier this year during the Florida presidential election.
Absent ballots are fine because you have to go through an accurate process to get your voting rights. Not so with Mail-Ins. Manipulated election !!! 20% fraudulent ballots? He wrote.
President Donald Trump returned on Friday with one of his favorite complaints: that ballot papers should not be used in elections
Vice President Mike Pence, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and other members of the government also voted absent from the election.
Polls have shown that most Americans – including Republicans – prefer votes in their absence, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
In case of mitigating circumstances, such as traveling for work during an election or being bedridden, voters in most states can request a ballot paper in their absence to vote by post before the election date.
There are five states – Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington – that are already holding elections by voting by mail.
Democrats have pushed for a measure to allow voters to vote remotely, including House President Nancy Pelosi asking Congress to allocate up to $ 4 billion to help states increase their voting power for mail-in to improve.
Studies have also shown that there is very little election fraud in the United States.
The Conservative Heritage Foundation found only eight instances of voter fraud in Wisconsin in the past five years. The most recent case was in 2017.
In it, Troy Schiller pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2016 primaries, once in his hometown of Dexter and once in nearby Pittsville for “ getting involved in too much talk radio. ”
Long lines have ravaged several states in their primary elections in recent months. The number of polling stations is limited due to the shortage of workers due to the virus. Social distance measures also mean that the voting process takes longer.
During the June primaries in Georgia, voters waited in line for hours without being able to vote as a shortage of polls and socio-detached precautions caused by the coronavirus added to the problem. Some districts were closed due to the lack of election officials available to work, and officials limited the number of people allowed in the opened to prevent the virus from spreading.
Voters took to Twitter to post photos of the long lines and point to polling stations that weren’t open at 7 a.m. Technical issues with the new voting system – which combines touchscreens with scanned paper ballots in President, Senate and dozens of other races – brought the vote to a halt.
Voters wait in line on Tuesday in Fulton County at the first elections in Georgia
Voters took to Twitter to point to voting problems in the election of the state
Voters are taking social distance measures, which have contributed to Georgia’s long voting lines
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms encouraged voters to stand in line and make their votes count
A voter reads a book while waiting in line to vote in a line stretching across the Metropolitan Library in Atlanta
Officials no longer had preliminary ballot papers to give to voters. An Atlanta polling station only had 20 preliminary ballots to distribute.
Some voters waited in line for more than three hours and were still unable to cast their votes. Others had to leave without voting or receiving a ballot. Some voters said they joined the ranks after asking for ballots that never arrived.
A state legislator, Rep. William Boddie of Atlanta, said there was “ a complete meltdown ” in the state’s largest city.
The state’s reports do not bode well for November, when the state will be at stake in the presidential election.
Nikema Williams, the president of the Democratic Party of Georgia, said The New York Times she had 84 text messages reporting voice problems within 10 minutes of the polls opening at 7am
Georgia House speaker David Ralston, a Republican, called for an investigation into the voice problems.
“The government’s legislature has a duty to go beyond the mutual change of finger and find out the truth and the real reasons behind these frustrations and concerns,” he said.
The Georgian Secretary of State blamed poorly educated opinion polls for the delays.
“We have reports from pillars who don’t understand the line-up or the voting equipment. While this is unfortunate, it is not a hardware issue, but a function of counties dealing with poor planning, limited training and leadership failure, “said Gabriel Sterling, statewide implementation administrator in a statement.
In May, President Trump threatened to hold federal funds from states like Michigan, which sent absent ballots to all registered voters.
Republicans have long complained about “ballot picking” – their term for the process of someone (usually a party volunteer) picking up absent ballots from a group of people and emailing them. Democrats call the ballot paper collection.