Virginia– Recently, the mail-in voting process has come under fire as more and more evidence of mishaps keep arising.
According to The Center for Voter Information, more than half-million inaccurate applications for absentee ballots were sent by mistake to people all across Virginia. Some of the ballots were sent to dead people, the wrong relative and/or residence, and comically, to pets.
This calamity was flagged by several people receiving the improper ballots such as election monitors, members of the League of Women Voters and a retired FBI agent.
The Center for Voter Information said the absentee application mailings were sent to “eligible voters” in the state and “some of the mailers may have directed the return envelopes” for the absentee applications to the wrong election offices.
The counties that were effected included Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Franklin City, Franklin County, Richmond City, Richmond County, Roanoke City and Roanoke County.
REPORT: More Than a Half-Million Incorrect Absentee Ballots Sent in Virginia…
DO YOU TRUST MAIL IN VOTING?https://t.co/956EIUrBEo
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 10, 2020
The Center for Voter Information said in a statement:
“Approximately half a million applications sent to eligible voters in Virginia included incorrect information, and we are working diligently to address the issues. Mistakes in our programming are very rare, but we take them seriously, and our methods overall are extraordinarily effective,”
The statement continued:
“We know that voters are on high alert as the November election approaches, and we regret adding to any confusion. Please rest assured that we are working with local election officials in Virginia to re-direct the vote-by-mail applications to the proper locations, and will rectify any errors at our own expense,”
The Center uses the Smith-Edwards-Dunlap Company for their ballot printing. President and CEO, Jonathan Shapiro, responded to the mistake, saying:
“occurred because we incorrectly aligned a spreadsheet that matched the voter with their local election office.”
He went on to say the mistake:
“created confusion for voters who are trying to exercise their right to vote from home, safely and conveniently.”
The Center for Voter Information, and similar groups rely on information in the state’s official voter registration database.
According to Just the News, they asked the Virginia Department of Elections if it is working on updating the voter registration database so third party groups do not send absentee ballot applications to the wrong addresses or to deceased people.
The department spokesperson said:
“The Virginia Department of Elections does not coordinate with third parties on campaign efforts. You will have to contact the third party group directly regarding their data source,”
“Regarding our records management, the Department engages in ongoing and extensive annual and monthly list file maintenance processes.”
The centers website makes a statement about the mailings, encouraging people to submit their ballot requests directly on the website.
The statement reads:
“The Virginia Department of Elections has no affiliation with this group nor coordinates with any third party groups on campaign efforts. We are aware that voters in multiple localities that received an absentee ballot application were given pre-paid return envelopes addressed to the incorrect registrar’s office,”
“The Virginia Department of Elections encourages all voters that would like to receive an absentee ballot for the November election to apply electronically on our website www.elections.virginia.gov/voterinformation.
Any applications that arrive in the wrong locality’s office will be forwarded immediately to the correct office for processing. If you have already applied for an absentee ballot, you do not need to submit a new application.
The first day that absentee ballots will be mailed is September 18, 2020,”
Senior legal advisor for the Trump campaign, Jenna Ellis, commented on the absentee ballot application problems that occurred in Virginia, and compared it to what could happen in Nevada.
“Imagine if these applications were live ballots mailed out”
“That’s what’s going to happen in Nevada under their recently passed AB4, and what Democrats are pushing for nationally.
What will stop a ‘printing flub’ for actual ballots under a universal vote-by-mail system? President Trump warned about these dangers months ago.
The Democrats’ plan to intentionally undermine election security will cause incalculable chaos unless we have securities that our campaign lawsuits are insisting on to protect all voters.”
The media and Democrats are hellbent on crashing the voting system, blaming Trump, then declaring Democrat electoral victoryhttps://t.co/fEkpb0fZLi
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 8, 2020
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Here is more on the mail in ballot fiasco in Nevada.
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA –Who says mail-in balloting will lead to massive voter fraud in the United States?
Apparently, no one in Nevada… as recent reports were found indicated that hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots were sent to the wrong addresses.
A group known as the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), who works as an election integrity group, learned that Clark County in Nevada had decided to mail ballots to all registered voter in the county for the June primaries.
When they dug into the matter, they observed that over 223,000 ballots were sent to the wrong addresses.
The president of PILF, J Christian Adams, said:
“These numbers show how vote by mail fails. New proponents of mail balloting don’t often understand how it actually works.
States like Oregon and Washington spent many years building their mail voting systems and are notably aggressive with voter list maintenance efforts.
Pride in their own systems does not somehow transfer across state lines. Nevada, New York, and others are not and will not be ready for November.”
Logan Churchwell, the Communications Director for PILF, to say:
“Nevada’s voter rolls aren’t maintained to the standard required for an all-mail experience like Oregon or Washington. The Nevada governor is foolish to think he can replicate his regional neighbor’s years of development and practices with mail voting in a matter of months with a weekend emergency bill.”
A spokesman, Dan Kulin, for Clark County told the Washington Free Beacon:
“The addresses that we used were provided by the voters when they registered. If they no longer reside at the address they provided to us, then we would expect that mail to be returned to us, which is what happened.”
The idea that somehow, they just had the wrong address is disturbing. What is even more disturbing is that countless of other mail in ballots could have also been sent to the wrong address, but people accepted them as their own.
There would be no way of accounting for how many ballots could illegally be cast by someone pretending to be someone else.
There are also concerns that voting by mail could lead to unlawful registrations to vote in the first place. For instance, LET reported last month that there was a deceased cat who was sent in a voter’s registration form.
In this case, someone placed the cat’s name on a voter registration form and mailed it to the owner’s address. Of course, some could say this was just an innocent oversight by some third-party group trying to encourage people to register to vote, however, what if that was not the intent, or even if it was, what if the people receiving that were not honest?
Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State for Georgia, said:
“Third-party groups all over the country are targeting Georgia to help register qualified individuals. This group makes you wonder what these out-of-town activists are really doing. Make no mistake about it, this office is dedicated to investigating all types of fraud.”
Democrats from all over the country are pushing more lenient voter requirements as well as main in balloting. Their claim is that forcing someone to identify themselves as the correct person to vote is somehow racist and that mail in balloting is necessary in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Democratic leaders, like former Attorney General Eric Holder, believed that voter identification laws were racist. His belief was that voter ID laws were meant to “screw the African-American voter.”
His successor, Loretta Lynch, also said that the voter ID laws were racist and that it was a ‘historical issue’.
“It’s a current issue. And it’s only history because it happened to somebody else, not because it could never happen again. That’s what’s happening now.”
Former Vice President and current presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also feels voter ID laws are racist. Biden said that voter ID laws were only about suppressing minority voters and nothing else. He said:
“It’s what these guys [republicans] are all about, man. Republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting.”
— Wayne King (@TheWayneKing) April 8, 2020
For some reason, democrats claim that minorities are less likely to be able to obtain state identification, like a license or ID than white people.
Some claim it is because most minorities are poorer than white people, but fail to recognize the very cheap cost of obtaining a state ID. The only people that cannot get a state identification are illegal aliens.
There is no disputing that forcing people to identify themselves when they vote would drastically decrease voter fraud from occurring. However, democrats claim that there is no voter fraud or problems, despite mountains of evidence that would show that it does happen in every election.
Like in Michigan, were local citizens were sent mail-in ballots that they never requested in the mail. Some of these ballots were sent to people who had been dead for decades, not legally allowed to vote because of their age, or illegal aliens.
Who did Jocelyn Benson send absentee ballot applications to? Non-citizens. 16 year olds. People who have been DEAD for decades! Her illegal overstep threatens the integrity of our elections, and highlights her failure to clean up Michigan’s voter rolls. https://t.co/0WWhcXpGcn
— Mayan Lady (@mayan_lady) June 16, 2020
As states start their push for mail-in voting, groups like PILF are diligently working to fix the broken voting systems in several states. They have successfully worked to clear deceased and duplicated voters from the scrolls.
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