As Election Day approaches, the serious election administration problems associated with the rapid increase of voting by-mail continue. These issues have been predicted by election experts on the right and left for many months, including the Lawyers Democracy Fund, but liberal pundits have continued to push voting by mail as the only way to vote this fall:
The COVID-19 public health crisis has led to a dramatic increase in the demand for mail voting. While Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) asserts that the best and most secure way to cast a ballot is in person at a polling location, LDF understands the necessity for certain voters to have the option to vote by mail. However, when states and jurisdictions attempt to increase the volume of mail voting without proper election infrastructure or without maintaining important election integrity safeguards, LDF sees no greater threat to safe, honest, and secure elections. . . .
Voting in person at a polling location decreases the chances of a ballot getting thrown out for simple errors. Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of mail ballots were rejected in 2018 because of mail delays, minor technical defects, and voter errors – issues that do not occur with in-person voting. Mail ballots are three times as likely to be rejected for various reasons than ballots cast in person, making voting in person a far more effective method of voting to ensure one’s vote actually counts.Read more
Voting is officially underway for the 2020 general election across the country. In states like Pennsylvania, there is concern about how recent changes to state law will affect the election, especially when considering the numerous problems that happened during the primary earlier this year. In both the District of Columbia and in New York City, voting already seems to be just as fraught with issues as it was during the primaries.Read more
On Monday, congressional Democrats held yet another marathon hearing — this time to question Postal Service officials about baseless conspiracy theories that the Left has been spreading about the Postal Service and November's upcoming election. While both Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Post Office Board of Governors Chair Robert Duncan testified at today's hearing, the questioning was predominantly directed at DeJoy. Today's hearing followed last Friday's hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.Read more
Earlier today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee regarding recent attacks he has received over his management of the U.S. Postal Service since becoming Postmaster General a little over 2 months ago. Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) called the hearing in an effort to give the Postmaster General an opportunity to explain the Post Office's capacity to handle the November election. While DeJoy is scheduled to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee, the hearing is expected to be similar to last month's hearing where Attorney General Bill Barr was berated by House Democrats who were uninterested in letting him answer any of their questions.Read more