Democrats have spent many months urging supporters to vote by mail instead of voting in person.
And this movement could be Joe Biden’s undoing.
The reason? Mail-in voting is not as easy as it sounds.
While you just have to go to a booth and pick your candidates with in-person voting, you have to follow many steps when you mail a ballot.
(Much like other government-run programs, it gets very complicated.)
This is true in the swing state of Pennsylvania, where voting with a “naked” ballot can mean big trouble.
The Supreme Court just decided, you better not vote naked:
If you’re voting by mail in Pennsylvania this year, and you want your vote to actually count, you need to remember one crucial thing: the secrecy envelope…
If you forget the secrecy envelope — simply dropping your ballot in the ordinary return envelope — your ballot will be deemed a “naked ballot.” And, according to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling, election officials will have to throw it out.
In order to protect the private nature of voting, even mail-in voting, the PA Supreme Court requires voters to use a “secrecy envelope.”
Your ballot has to go into that envelope first, then placed into a postage-paid return envelope.
The court ruled that election officials have to throw out any mail-in ballot that arrives “naked,” without a secrecy envelope.
That’s pretty tricky. Because adding any extra steps to what should be a simple process means that at least a few people will mess it up.
Any that’s filed taxes or gone to the DMV knows that even well-meaning Americans can easily mess up the many hoops the government forces you to go through.
How many people were sent home because they didn’t follow the proper instructions?
In Pennsylvania, anyone voting by mail had better read the instructions very carefully. If they don’t use a secrecy envelope, the officials are required to throw out the ballot.
I wonder how many people, who refuse to follow the directions, will neglect to use the secrecy envelope?
Sure, there might be an easier way to do this—but this is what you get when you force mail-in voting.
After all, none of this will be a problem for people who just show up at the polls. Even if they had some troubling voting, there are people there to help.
Can you say backfire, Dems?
- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court requires ballots mailed in without a secrecy envelope to be thrown out.
- The extra step might result in many mail-in ballots being rejected.
- Democrats have spent months demanding voters mail-in ballots, instead of voting in person.