Huge Opening for Election Fraud by Trump

Mish

Trump's claims on mail-in-voting are hugely contradictory. Let's investigate in detail.

Greatest Rigged Election in History

Trump's Strange Position on Florida

Supposedly Florida is "Safe and Secure, Tried and True" and OK for mail-in votes.

Even Fox News Notes the Hypocrisy

Post Office Warns 46 States It Cannot Handle a Surge in Ballots

Please note the Post Office Warns 46 States It Cannot Handle a Surge in Ballots.

Really?

What About Christmas?

A presidential election might be a big deal, but in postal terms, it’s no Christmas. The Postal Service processes nearly 500 million pieces of mail every day, and it annually handles more than 3 billion pieces in the week before Christmas alone. “I don’t worry about their capacity,” Amber McReynolds, the former director of elections in Denver, who now runs the National Vote at Home Institute, a mail-balloting advocacy group, told me.

According to a memo published by The Washington Post, whose authenticity was verified by the American Postal Workers Union, postal employees are now instructed to leave mail behind at the post office rather than make extra trips or wait for a delayed truck—a directive that amounts to a sea change for men and women trained, in the words of one union official, that “when the mail comes in, the mail goes out.” The agency is also cutting back overtime, even though as many as 40,000 postal workers have been quarantined or out sick because of the coronavirus. The changes have already led to complaints about delayed deliveries across the country, and the potential effects on the collection and delivery of ballots in the days before the election is obvious.

The above two paragraphs from What Really Scares Voting Experts About the Postal Service

Postal Crisis Ripples Across Nation as Election Looms

Also consider Postal Crisis Ripples Across Nation as Election Looms

Experts agree that the Postal Service has the raw capacity to absorb additional ballots, even if 150 million people decided to vote by mail. In the month before Christmas every year, carriers deliver billions of pieces of mail and packages.

Still, interviews with mail customers, election officials and postal workers in six battleground states show that mail delays — and 2020 worries — are widespread.

In Ohio, where mail voting is likely to double, piles of undelivered mail are sitting in a Cleveland distribution facility. In rural Michigan, diabetes medicine that used to arrive in three days now takes almost two weeks. In the Milwaukee area, dozens of trailers filled with packages are left behind every day. In New Glarus, Wis., the owners of the Maple Leaf Cheese and Chocolate Haus are worried their cheese will go bad now that deliveries that used to take two to three days are taking twice that.

Mr. Boyle, the Philadelphia congressman, for example, said it’s no accident that mail service has become so abysmal in the key Democratic population center in Pennsylvania.

“There is no plausible way for Donald Trump or Joe Biden to get to 270 electoral votes without Pennsylvania,” he said.

Mail-In-Voting Requirements

Let's now turn our attention to mail-in voting requirements, specifically Florida. 

FiveThirtyEight has a nice Interactive Guide, state-by-state.

Florida Mail-In Voting Requirements 

Florida Mail-In Requirements

Explaining Trump's Change of Mind on Florida 

  1. Trump encourages as many people as possible in Florida counties to vote by mail.
  2. To disenfranchise those voters he needs help from the USPS and the Florida governor to make sure those votes do not arrive in time to be counted.

Trump may indeed be angling for the "Greatest Rigged Election in History" just the opposite meaning as he claims.

Possible Election Theft in Florida

Supposedly Florida is "Safe and Secure, Tried and True" and OK for mail-in votes while no other state is.

But what if the votes do not get counted? 

As Trump accurately states, it would be the "greatest Rigged Election in history."

Mish

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Sechel
Sechel

Trump can't point to any past mail-in election fraud. He just claims the potential for fraud. In fact there are no examples of systemic voter fraud via mail in ballot. Ironically the one case of systemic election fraud occurred in North Carolina and it was carried out by Republicans.

In the weeks that followed, though, state officials uncovered a number of peculiar patterns among mail-in ballots: In all but one of the district’s counties, McCready won handily among these absentee voters, by 16 points. But in Bladen County, he lost by a whopping 24 points. Journalists discovered that the same names appeared on many of these absentee ballots as “witnesses,” and listed the same one-bedroom apartment as their address

The answer, it turned out, involved one Leslie McRae Dowless Jr., a longtime fixture of Bladen County politics who worked as a contractor for Mark Harris’s campaign. And Dowless, it turned out, paid a team to go door-to-door in mostly rural areas, collect unfinished absentee ballots from unsuspecting voters, and bring them to him for completion. In a series of sworn affidavits, witnesses stated that Dowless described himself as “doing absentee” for Harris, and bragged that he was being paid in cash.

What Trump is doing is engaging in voter suppression. Legally I don't know how one asks for relief from an injustice that has yet to happen and in all honesty is a fabrication.

Sechel
Sechel

It's really sad but Trump may have made the case that the U.S. need U.N. election monitors to protect us from Trump's own election interference.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"Possible Election Theft in Florida"

...

Sure ... done before ... 2004.

GWB forced - with extreme sausage making - passage of Medicare Part D in 2003. Main reason was to win (steal) Florida in 2004. Sold out Amerika (lied about costs) to enhance his chance of winning re-election.

Realist
Realist

Assuming that Trump somehow manages to steal the election, which he is trying very hard to do, I would also assume that if he is still alive in 4 years time, he will attempt a Putin, and be installed as leader for life, thus completing the final demise of democracy in America. In addition, you can expect many more years of the Trump virus, because he still will be telling you that someday, it will simply disappear on its own. We are all watching history as it is being made.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

My prediction: Trump will try everything between now until election by sometime in late September he will go too far and Republicans will be forced to call him out publicly and impeach him. The pressure on McConnell is building more already. Trump is going to cost the Republicans the Senate. Any moderate Republican is going to get replaced by a Democrat for sure if they are up for reelection. Are Republicans okay with hijacking the election for their own party ? Can they not even win a legitimate election anymore so they have to channel Putin ?

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Regardless the election results or no-results, tRump will stay at the presidency. The USA will be in chaos, and the collapse of the empire will take the whole world by surprise!

spex
spex

Mish, why are you so anti-Trump? Do you really think there's a better alternative? Do you not agree that the election can be compromised by all sides involved? Why do you single out Trump? And, with all due respect, enough of your Fed-bashing.

Scooot
Scooot

Voting by mail isn’t new. Trump’s the boss, if he thought it was subject to Fraud, why hasn’t he fixed it? He’s had plenty of time to do it.

wendmink
wendmink

Mish, you lost your mind. The last 2 election DIMS mail in fraud has getting bigger, are you that blind.
OK, idiot - I'm going to mail in 1 billion votes for myself, I want to be president. Their not one dam thing you can do to stop me. ME MY POINT idiot

Louis Winthorpe III
Louis Winthorpe III

@wendmink You have absolutely no idea how mail in voting works, do you?

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Mish, when Biden wins and Illinois gets bailed out will you regret moving?

TheChemistOfDiscord
TheChemistOfDiscord

Trump will die in prison.

nlightn
nlightn

In the United States, a presidential transition is the process during which the powers of the president of the United States are transferred from an incumbent president to the president-elect.

The transition formally takes place between election day, which is on the first Tuesday after November 1 every four years, and inauguration day, when the incoming president takes the oath of office, though the planning for transition can start at any time before the election.

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1933, shortened the transition period by moving the beginning and ending of the terms of the president and vice president from March 4 to January 20. The outgoing president is commonly referred to as a lame duck president. A transition can also arise intra-term if a president dies, resigns or is removed from office.

Trump has no choice in the matter,..he will dragged out of office by the same goons he utilized to tear gas protesters.

Wouldn't that be special.


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