Not so fast Dems!
Judge Ian Thornhill ordered an Iowa county to void 50,000 requests for absentee ballots.
The Judge sided with Trump’s campaign and stated Linn County’s election commissioner crossed a line when he was prefilling absentee ballots with voters’ personal information.
This is a huge victory for the Republican Party and the Trump campaign!
Judge voids 50,000 absentee ballot requests in Iowa county https://t.co/BjAMEPkIIr
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 29, 2020
Judge voids 50,000 absentee ballot requests in an Iowa county, marking an initial victory for Trump's challenges to absentee voting procedures in three counties in Iowa. https://t.co/uA4cyhsESW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 28, 2020
A lot of Democrats are saying the judicial decision is a form of voter suppression but the reality of the situation is that it will eliminate any type of possible fraud that could occur with a prefilled ballot.
Pre-filled ballots tossed in Iowa.https://t.co/JSDw4nyGPE
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) August 29, 2020
Mass mail in ballots generally do produce mass voter fraud, as we see here and in Paterson, NJ, as well as Broward County FL https://t.co/xOgRdK0ha2
— VIUSInc (@ViusInc) August 29, 2020
50,000 people in Iowa will need to request another absentee ballot after a judge sided with the Trump campaign and invalidated their requests.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 3, 2020
NBC News covered the story and released these details:
A judge ordered an Iowa county Thursday to invalidate 50,000 requests for absentee ballots, agreeing with President Donald Trump’s campaign that its elections commissioner overstepped his authority by pre-filling them with voters’ personal information.
Judge Ian Thornhill issued a temporary injunction ordering Linn County Auditor Joel Miller to notify voters in writing that the forms should not have been pre-filled with their information and cannot be processed. Instead, they’ll have to either fill out new requests for absentee ballots or vote on Election Day.
The ruling marks an initial victory for Trump’s challenges to absentee voting procedures in three counties in Iowa, which is expected to be competitive in his race against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. They’re part of an unprecedented legal battle involving dozens of lawsuits nationwide that will shape the rules of the election.
A judge in #Iowa ordered a local county auditor to invalidate 50,000 requests for #AbsenteeBallots, agreeing with the #TrumpCampaign that a local #Elections commissioner broke the law by pre-filling the applications with #Voters’ personal info. https://t.co/4njbNQNWgx
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 2, 2020
CNN also chipped in and added these details:
A state judge in Iowa’s second-largest county has invalidated more than 50,000 applications for absentee ballots, prompting election officials to re-send applications to thousands of voters because of problems with the original forms.The judge sided with the Trump campaign and the Republican Party, which filed a lawsuit this month seeking to discard the absentee ballot request forms. The Trump campaign argued the forms should have been blank except for the election date and type, per the Iowa secretary of state’s directions. Local officials in Linn County, which is home to Cedar Rapids, ignored those directions and sent out the applications with more information anyway.“It is implausible to conclude that near total completion of an absentee ballot application by the auditor is authorized under Iowa law where the legislature has specifically forbidden government officials from partially completing the same document,” Judge Ian Thornhill wrote in a Thursday ruling.