Republicans have been questioning the reliability of mail-in voting for months now. Many claim absentee balloting is very erratic and potentially open to miscounting and fraud.
On the other side, Democrats say there’s no evidence that mail-in voting is unreliable. The only problem is we often hear of mix-ups and other small fiascos around the country.
Take what happened in Wisconsin, for example:
Apparently, the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office discovered three full trays of mail sitting in a roadside ditch. They were found shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday.
The Sheriff’s Office brought the mail to the nearby post office, but how the trays got in the ditch remains a question.
Furthermore, there were “several” absentee ballots mixed in, though the actual number of ballots wasn’t released.
Now, the U.S. Postal Service is looking into the matter. A spokesperson said: (via The Daily Wire):
We are aware of some mail including absentee ballots recovered in Greenville, Outagamie County earlier this week.
The U.S. Postal Service is investigating this matter, and we are unable to comment further at this time.
Even if there weren’t a lot of ballots, this is still a disturbing story — how many ballots could be lost when millions flood the post office in November?
And this isn’t the only, or the most serious, event concerning mail-in voting.
In the swing state of Pennsylvania, law enforcement officials discovered that some military ballots had been “discarded” after being opened.
Furthermore, it turns out that every ballot held a vote for President Donald Trump … the implication being that somebody who doesn’t like Trump simply trashed the ballots.
U.S. Attorney David J. Freed said in a letter to Shelby Watchilla, Director of Elections of Luzerne County Bureau of Elections:
The FBI has recovered a number of documents relating to military ballots that had been improperly opened by your elections staff, and had the ballots removed and discarded, or removed and placed separately from the envelope containing confidential voter information and attestation.
And on Thursday of this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed over 100 felony charges in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in the Democrat Primary.
Republicans and Conservatives point to such news as evidence that mail-in voting is fraught with issues. They claim it simply can’t be relied upon for the presidential election.
But absentee ballots are bound to be cast, and we’ll have to hope the Post Office can handle the massive influx.
- Three trays of mail were discovered lying in a roadside ditch in Wisconsin.
- Some absentee ballots were included, and now the U.S. Post Office has launched an investigation.
- Other mail-in voting issues this week include discarded military ballots and an illegal ballot harvesting scheme.
Source: The Daily Wire