It's been nearly 3 months since Election Day, but the results of the race for New York's 22nd Congressional District are still hanging in the balance. Yesterday, appellate division Justice Patrick NeMoyer rejected Democrat Anthony Brindisi's request to halt a review of over 1,000 ballots ordered by state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte:
The review aims to determine if any of those ballots belong to voters who applied to vote on time via the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Those voters’ applications were never processed, rendering those people unable to vote on Election Day.
State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte last week ordered Oneida County officials to dig into the batch of ballots to see how many voters were disenfranchised through no fault of their own and to count the votes of people in that situation.Read more
The left has always seen the courts as way to get around the will of the people, whether it is their duly elected legislators or the voters themselves. This cycle, led by Marc Elias who played a key role in the Russia collusion hoax, the left has filed lawsuit after lawsuit to overturn the will of voters. But that still is not enough for the left:
The craziest part of twitter are progressives who complain that I don't litigate enough.— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) October 6, 2020
I'm sorry if the 70+ cases we have brought this cycle and the three dozen we are currently litigating aren't addressing your particular issue.
You do know there are other lawyers, right?
On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee, and the Nevada Republican Party sued Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, challenging Assembly Bill 4 (AB4), which was signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak on Monday after a brief debate on Sunday regarding the 60-page, single-spaced bill. The bill represents yet another instance of Democrats taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently alter the way elections are run throughout the country.Read more
The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Republican Party of Florida secured a victory for election integrity by reaching a settlement in Nielsen v. DeSantis on Sunday. Earlier this year, plaintiffs sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to radically alter Florida's absentee ballot laws to allow ballot harvesting and require absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day to be counted. As part of the settlement agreement, plaintiffs dropped all substantive claims in the suit.Read more
The bias of the mainstream media has been exposed again after CNN's Chris Cuomo pushed the inaccurate Democrat talking points that problems with Georgia's primary were caused by so called "voter suppression" tactics by the Republican Secretary of State. Georgia's Statewide Voting Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling dismantled Cuomo's narrative by explaining the cause of the issues on Tuesday – mishandling of the elections process during the COVID-19 pandemic by local officials. Many of these officials are Democrats.Read more
While reasonable people can disagree about how elections should be changed in response to the unique challenges of COVID-19, there should be universal agreement not to make them more dangerous and less effective. Yet that is what the left and California are trying to do.
Hillary Clinton's 2016 lawyer and Steele dossier funder Marc Elias has made ballot harvesting one of his four pillars for election reform. As Logan Churchwell explains in an op-ed entitled, All-mail ballot harvesters could be the next COVID-19 superspreaders:
Picture a harvester in a densely-populated city visiting dozens of houses and apartments each day — often crossing thresholds into living rooms to promote a particular candidate, cause or party. Think of the air they breathe, the touched surfaces and the collected ballot envelopes sealed with human saliva from each home. It only takes one untested, asymptomatic COVID-19 carrier’s ballot being harvested to risk exposure for the rest of the neighborhood as that political operative continues door-to-door.
Proponents have a tough sell in credibly convincing the public that all-mail ballot elections are actually safer with respect to sanitary concerns.Read more
At the same time Democrats are pushing federal support of vote by mail or even bills calling for nationwide vote by mail, an interesting thing happened in Nevada. As RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel points out in an excellent op-ed that discussed Democrat Party lawyer Marc Elias' tactics:
Democrats demand in-person voting be expanded in Nevada, after just claiming it was too dangerous to go to the polls in Wisconsin. Last week, Elias called in-person voting a “national disgrace.” Now, Elias says “converting to an all-mail election in a matter of weeks” is impossible, and voting must be expanded “safely in person.” Nice of them to catch up to the fact that one-size-fits-all nationalized mail-in voting is a bad idea.Read more
Florida is once again in the news for its election administration problems. Of course, it is unfair to say "Florida," as it is really just a handful of counties in south Florida that perennially find it difficult to follow Florida's election laws and procedures. Even the counties devastated by Hurricane Michael less than a month before Election Day managed to count their ballots on time. But not Broward or Palm Beach Counties.Read more