Imagine that the only way to negate another from cheating at poker is for you to also cheat. When both poker players are cheating … the evening will not end well. — Fletcher
Pilgrim, I recently wrote comparing unsolicited mail-in voting to the three-card monte game … see: Apt Analogy … but I didn’t provide the mechanics … only the consequences. So I’ve here decided to fill in some of the blanks.
Unsolicited mail-in balloting is a dangerous way to run an election … as it requires many additional safeguards that, if non-existant … or poorly performed … crate a highway for election fraud. Here is what can go wrong:
* If the election rolls are not constantly scrubbed, then unsolicited ballot will be sent to many ineligible (moved, in prison, felons, under-age, demented or dead people).
* Also such ballots are out from control of the election authorities and are therefore subject to being coerced, pre-voted, altered or counterfitted.
* When these ballots are returned … particularly if unmonitored drop-boxes are used … they need a rigorous screening. …which often doesn’t happen. The Maricopa audit of the 2020 mail-in ballot ENVELOPES showed over 60 thousand whose votes should have been discarded … but weren’t. These included, duplicate votes, underage voters, late votes, dead voters, out-of-precinct voters, mismatched signatures, ineligible addresses, etc. Most of these failings would be caught were voters required to show up in person.
* The sheer volume of universal mailed-in ballots opens the opportunity for unscrupulous actual vote counting … including double counting, under-counting and late counting. This is often revealed when the number of counted votes exceeds the number of registered voters … or even the number of adults in a precinct!
* There are myriad other possible problems — broken vote tally machines, a hacked voter amalgamation process, etc., … but these problems can also occur even with in-person voting.
Pilgrim, I hope I have highlighted the potential opportunities for influencing the results of unsolicited mail-in voting. Right now, most of this leverage appears to favor Democrats. But eventually Republicans might also learn the mechanicals of such rigging? Perhaps, only then will unsolicited mail-in voting be outlawed.
STAND UP FOR IN-PERSON VOTING!