This should not be wild or farfetched to any of us. In fact, this right here highlights everything wrong with mail-in voting!
You all know what I am trying to get at here……
If this happens at the local level, then it absolutely happens on the national level. People try to wish away this type of behavior in national elections, but they are missing a critical point.
National elections are simply composed of all the localities voting.
These localities are full of people who would engage in this type of fraudulent behavior and activity.
Just because something occurs on a national level does NOT automatically make it more clean, secure, or official.
We are after all, the sum of our parts.
Check it out:
WCBI, a local CBS affiliate reported:
In the sixty-four-page order, Judge Jeff Weill not only calls for a new election but also finds evidence of fraud and criminal activity, in how absentee ballots were handled, how votes were counted, and the actions by some at the polling place.
In his ruling, the judge said that sixty-six of eighty-four absentee ballots cast in the June runoff were not valid and should never have been counted. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner by a 37 vote margin. Robert Devaull challenged the results in court.
Judge Weill found many irregularities with absentee ballots. He issued a bench warrant for notary Dallas Jones, who notarized absentee ballots. During a hearing, Jones admitted violating notary duties.
“When you have an absentee ballot, there’s an envelope, you vote, fold the ballot, put it in an envelope, lick the flap, sign across the flap, then notary signs your election certificate, she testified that she didn’t sign in front of anybody, didn’t see anybody sign it, she just notarized it, just stamped them,” said Lydia Quarles, attorney for Robert Devaull.
The National Pulse had more on the story:
The judge’s ruling revealed that sixty-six of eighty-four absentee ballots – nearly 79 percent – cast in the June runoff were fraudulent.
Notary Dallas Jones, responsible for authorizing the fraudulent ballots, testified that she notarized “about 30 something ballots” at one house alone.
The investigation also found that 83 regular ballots were counted without being initialed by election workers.