2020 Is Going To See Another Record Set

Specifically, the most blatantly fraudulent election in American history.

Mass mail-in balloting.

Judges ordering states to keep receiving new ballots for days after election day.

Unmonitored drop boxes for ballots.

No postmarks required on received ballots.

No ballot disqualification for signature mismatches.

Judges ordering the Green Party — always a spoiler for Democrats — removed from the ballot, while leaving the Libertarians — always a spoiler for Republicans — on.

Mail carriers disposing of ballots from areas that lean strongly to one party.

Ballot return envelopes conveniently marked on the outside with party affiliation.

We already have the precedent set in federal court in Georgia that ballots have to be counted even when whoever filled out the ballot doesn’t know when the voter was born or how to spell their name. And provisional ballots must be accepted from people voting — wait for it; not just out of their real precinct — outside of their county of residence.

Historically, in my experience, the bulk of the… irregularities have favored Democrats (YMMV). But this year, it’s going to be so bad that Republicans are also going to cheat like hell in what they’ll see as self defense. The counts of ballots vs. registered voters is going to be amusing.

Hell, make that ballot counts vs. US population.

I expect it to be so bad that even a Democrat judge will have to void elections and call for do-overs. When this inevitably gets appealed to SCOTUS, I have no idea how that’s going to go. Partly, it’ll depend on whether the Senate Republicans locate their gonads and confirm a ninth Justice. If we still have just the eight, the wrangling will go on forever.

If we get through this without shots (yes, plural; a lot, think Battle of Athens nationwide) fired, I’ll be astonished.

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How many times did Stacey Abrams vote?

According to NPR, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams had a little trouble voting.

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee said that when she went to vote last month, a poll worker initially told her that she had requested an absentee ballot and couldn’t cast an in-person vote. Abrams replied that she never filed for an absentee ballot, and after a conversation with the site’s manager, the matter was quickly resolved.

“I did it quietly. I didn’t turn it into a major conversation because, for me, it was about getting through the process,” Abrams said. Followed by cameras to the polls, she said kept the snafu under wraps because “I was not trying to embarrass anyone, but I did want it fixed.”

The correct way to “fix” that situation — where the records show the voter already had an absentee ballot, and is seeming trying to vote twice — would be to cast a provisional ballot. Then she would have to go back within 3 days to show that she hadn’t actually cast that recorded absentee ballot; to “cure” her ballot.

She account doesn’t make clear what she actually did. So I asked.

Personally, I wonder if she didn’t threaten the poll workers until they simply let her cast a regular ballot.

If I don’t get an answer, or if my suspicion is confirmed, I may have to do a open records request for the status of that potential absentee ballot. Was it cast? If so, did the signature match Abrams’ signature?

If Abrams somehow cast a regular in-person ballot — when supposedly the records showed her requesting an absentee ballot — then some poll workers need to be asked some tough questions about they let Abrams violate the law regarding provisional voting.

Of course, the possibility remains that Abrams lied about the alleged incident in her interview. In which case, it would be one more piece of evidence for her being unfit to be governor.

 

Brennan Testimony: TL;DR

o John Brennan, the former CIA director is testifying before the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

Congresscritter: Do you have evidence that the Russian government colluded with the Trump campaign to affect the election?

Weasel: I believe they did. (actually took about five minutes to say that)

Congresscritter: Do you have evidence that the Russian government colluded with the Trump campaign to affect the election?

Weasel: No. But they did. (that was around ten minutes and counting, when I walked out)

Lather, rinse, repeat, go to start.