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Media documents NYC mail-in voting fiasco, but won’t admit Trump is right

Media documents NYC mail-in voting fiasco, but won’t admit Trump is right

NYC primaries over a month later still have not been called – because of major problems with mail-in ballots.

The more President Trump raises concerns about the possibility of widespread mail-in voting problems including fraud in the November election, the more intent the mainstream media is on trying to debunk him by erroneously stating his concerns are unfounded and “unsubstantiated”:

At the same time, however, national news outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times are also inadvertently proving his point by sounding alarm bells about problematic primaries in NYC that well over a month later still have not been decided – because of major problems with mail-in ballots.

Let’s take a look at what the Washington Post reported on July 25th:

From the story:

At the center of this mess is a massive influx of mail-in ballots — 403,000 returned ballots in the city this cycle vs. 23,000 that were returned and determined valid during the 2016 primary — and a system wholly unprepared to process them. It’s not just delayed results that are at issue: In the 12th district and in the primaries across the country, tens of thousands of mail-in ballots were invalidated for technicalities like a missing signature or a missing postmark on the envelope.

[The 12th Congressional District Democratic primary] isn’t the only primary race in New York still up in the air. The 15th Congressional District in the Bronx, where New York City Council member Ritchie Torres holds a healthy lead, still hasn’t been called. Two other primaries in the Bronx and Westchester, won by Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones, were not decided for three weeks.


But the invalidation rate is concerning to many who are watching the race. According to data from the Board of Elections first published by The Intercept, up to 1 in 5 mail-in ballots were declared invalid before even being opened, based on mistakes with their exterior envelopes. The majority of mistakes are due to missing or late postmarks, and missing signatures. Preliminary numbers from the Board of Elections show an invalidation rate of 19 percent in both Manhattan and Queens and 28 percent in Brooklyn, just in this district. That rate, if applied to all of Brooklyn, would equate to 34,000 ballots thrown out, in a borough with the city’s largest population of black residents.

Here’s what the New York Times reported Monday in a piece with the headline “Why the Botched N.Y.C. Primary Has Become the November Nightmare”:

Election lawyers said one area of concern in New York City was that mail-in ballots have prepaid return envelopes. The Postal Service apparently had difficulty processing some of them correctly and, as a result, an unknown number of votes — perhaps thousands — may have been wrongfully disqualified because of a lack of a postmark.

Thousands more ballots in the city were discarded by election officials for minor errors, or not even sent to voters until the day before the primary, making it all but impossible for the ballots to be returned in time.


[NYC election officials] pointed out the difficulties in protecting election workers from the coronavirus, and cited state laws requiring the disqualification of ballots for various small errors — including missing signatures on ballot envelopes or envelopes sealed with tape — for contributing to the high number of invalidated ballots.

Election officials also said the changing plans for the state’s presidential primary — it was initially canceled before being reinstated by the courts — had delayed the process of sending out absentee ballots.

On Monday, Manhattan Judge Analisa Torres ordered the state to count some of the mail-in ballots that were received without a postmark:

Judge Torres is an Obama appointee.

While no fraud has been alleged in the NYC primaries as of this writing, it’s very easy for one to see how the chaotic conditions on the ground there make it ripe for the very type of mail-in voter fraud Trump alleges could happen, especially in cities and states where virtually everything is controlled by Democrats.

Yesterday, Trump threatened to sue Nevada after the Democrat-controlled state legislature passed a bill Sunday that would automatically “allow all active voters to receive a mail-in ballot.” Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed the bill into law Monday.

As they say, stay tuned.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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2smartforlibs | August 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Keep the gaslighting going, right.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 5, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Rogan O’Handley Flag of United States

    Sooo when do the mask mandates end?

    Why is this never even a discussion?

    Last I checked, we agreed to “15 days to slow the spread” and that was a damn lie so what’s the new BS timeline for masks?

The Joseph Goebbels media admits voting by mail has problems, but is still pushing hard for it.

The only conclusion any reasonable person can reach is that the Communist Party intends to use voting by mail in order to cheat on a massive scale – and is showing us the middle finger when we object.

Meanwhile, the postal workers’ union has endorsed Biden.

Vote By Mail — enhancing trust in election integrity since never in the history of mankind.

Anything that comes out of the mouth of nancy pelosi: do the opposite, believe the opposite, take the opposite position.

She’s kinda stupid for playing herself out: she has zero credibility beyond her base of useful idiots, criminals and pedophiles. Her arrogance did her in.

Multiply this by about four to account for the difference between a primary and a general election, then multiply that by fifty.

We’d be lucky to have Presidential elections done counting by the *end* of the electee’s term.

If not now as soon as Democrats can get the seats of power this will be the law of the land. California was the test and it worked very well turning the last remaining Red counties Blue.

Katy L. Stamper | August 4, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Who saw Lawrence Tribe’s tweet? He points out that if mail-in balloting gums up the works badly enough that no winner is declared by January 20th at Noon, under Amendment 20 to the Constitution, “Congress” decides who is prez. The Amendment states Congress may so provide “by law.” Whether legislation has been passed, I don’t know.

But you get the point.

Can you Spell “Nancy Pelosi”?

    Dusty Pitts in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | August 4, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Congress would need to convene first, on January 3. What happens if those elections haven’t been settled?

    Milhouse in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | August 5, 2020 at 2:57 am

    If no congress has been elected by Jan 20 then there will be no speaker, so I guess next in line is the senate’s president pro tem.

    The senate would be down to 65 members; unfortunately those would be 33 Ds, 2 D-affiliated independents, and only 30 Rs, so the president pro tem would be Patrick Leahy. That would make him acting president until a president is elected. Unless the governors of those 35 states could make appointments to fill those vacancies; I’m not sure whether they could, but if so I haven’t figured out how many of those states have R governors — nor how many governors would themselves be out of office for the same reason, and thus not able to make appointments.

That rate, if applied to all of Brooklyn, would equate to 34,000 ballots thrown out, in a borough with the city’s largest population of black residents.

Why should I care about the alleged race of voters casting legally insufficient ballots?

As a side note, most of the clearly suspicious voting results I see in various SE Florida precincts come from majority black areas. Things like ballots numbering nearly 100% (and in some cases more than 100%) of registered voters.