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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2020, 10:49:45 am »
My wife and I spent roughly ninety minutes researching candidates for the various positions as well as state government proposals. We will be dropping our ballot off at the police station on Friday Afternoon. Our presidential pick was easy but we were unaware of some of the issues up for vote and did not know many of the supreme court nominees. We managed to agree on all of the votes except one which, after discussing it, realized that one of us did not understand the question or read too much into it. Forty five seconds after discussing our different answers we agreed and moved on. If only politicians could resolve problems that quickly. So many people have become disenchanted with the House/Senate and every other level of politician because they act to childish and are seen as self-serving. I am hoping that we can all move on after this election.

Most important issues cannot be resolved in 45 seconds.  And you do not have to vote for the same person as your spouse.  I know more than one where the 2 spouses voted for different people.  There are actually couples who vote differently for the office of President.  Although I don't see how you could be that different and get along well enough to be married.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2020, 03:41:54 pm »
i am voting by mail

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2020, 07:03:12 pm »
My wife and I spent roughly ninety minutes researching candidates for the various positions as well as state government proposals. We will be dropping our ballot off at the police station on Friday Afternoon. Our presidential pick was easy but we were unaware of some of the issues up for vote and did not know many of the supreme court nominees. We managed to agree on all of the votes except one which, after discussing it, realized that one of us did not understand the question or read too much into it. Forty five seconds after discussing our different answers we agreed and moved on. If only politicians could resolve problems that quickly. So many people have become disenchanted with the House/Senate and every other level of politician because they act to childish and are seen as self-serving. I am hoping that we can all move on after this election.

Most important issues cannot be resolved in 45 seconds.  And you do not have to vote for the same person as your spouse.  I know more than one where the 2 spouses voted for different people.  There are actually couples who vote differently for the office of President.  Although I don't see how you could be that different and get along well enough to be married.

As different as the political parties are, I know for sure I couldn't be married to someone that voted the opposite of me. I am eagerly voting this year though! A lot is at stake for sure!

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2020, 02:37:26 pm »
Yes voted by mail for Biden.  I think all ca voters are getting a  ballet for voting.  Even though want to dump trump,he may pull if off.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2020, 03:16:41 pm »
Yes voted by mail for Biden.  I think all ca voters are getting a  ballet for voting.  Even though want to dump trump,he may pull if off.
Not that ANY man will fix the problems of the world,but the phrase,"What have you done for me lately"goes a long way with many.

I would think Trump is on the hotseat from that,but i guess stranger things have happened.

BTW,I dont vote.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2020, 07:43:36 am »
I voted with a mail-in ballot.  I drove to the Supervisor of elections to drop in off.  I didn't trust it getting there in the "mail" so I called them and found out they had a drop off box right in front.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2020, 08:03:17 am »

We registered to vote by mail.  We received our ballots one day and had them back in the mail the next day  ;)

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2020, 10:12:36 am »
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Feds Charge Postal Employee For Destroying Mail | USAO ...

https://www.thecentersquare.com/kentucky/ex-postal-worker-charged-with-dumping-kentucky-ballots/article_422cd03e-1855-11eb-828d-cf68b9bc2761.html

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https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdky/pr/feds-charge-postal-employee-destroying-mail

19 hours ago · DeShawn Bojgere, 30, of, Louisville, Kentucky, has been charged with the delay or destruction of mail, a federal crime under 18 United States Code 1703. According to the criminal complaint, sometime between October 5 and October 15, 2020, Bojgere discarded a … large quantity of mail. The mail, found in a construction dumpster on Galene Drive in Louisville, included approximately 111 general election absentee ballots from the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office being mailed to voters to be filled out. The dumped mail also included approximately 69 mixed class pieces of flat rate mail, 320 second class pieces of mail, and two national election campaign flyers from a political party in Florida. An analysis of the mail revealed it was from a single route for one scheduled delivery day.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2020, 11:40:18 am »
I voted early. My voting location had drive-thru options, so I used that. Super easy and I felt safe.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2020, 06:26:44 pm »
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I was researching voting information on uncontested, unopposed candidates, why they remain on the ballot when there isn't anyone qualified to "write-in" and sub sequentially no one for us to vote for against them.  Instead this came up on my search:


https://www.findlaw.com/voting/my-voting-guide/can-i-leave-blanks-on-a-voting-ballot.html

Can I Leave Blanks on a Voting Ballot?
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last updated March 16, 2020

There's nothing illegal or wrong about leaving some spaces on a ballot blank. By law, all ballots are to be counted whether or not they're completed.
Voters often don't feel sufficiently informed about a candidate, a race, or a referendum issue, and would rather leave those portions of a ballot empty instead of casting an uninformed vote.

While it's fine to abstain from voting or leave blanks on a ballot because you feel you lack knowledge, experts recommend that you do what you can to fill out an entire ballot. At the very least, they say, you should make a special effort to vote in the races and ballot issues that are likely to affect you directly: state legislature, city council, school board, and referendums that will impact where you live.


28 Million Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in Last Four Elections

To illustrate the risk, Churchwell notes that in 2016 Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by garnering over 2.8 million more votes than Donald Trump. But nearly 6 million unaccounted mail-in ballots were never counted in 2016, more than twice her margin in the popular vote. The potential to affect elections by chasing down unused mail-in ballots and make sure they get counted – using methods that may or may not be legal – is great.



Between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The missing ballots amount to nearly one in five of all absentee ballots and ballots mailed to voters residing in states that do elections exclusively by mail.

States and local authorities simply have no idea what happened to these ballots since they were mailed – and the figure of 28 million missing ballots is likely even higher because some areas in the country, notably Chicago, did not respond to the federal agency’s survey questions. This figure does not include ballots that were spoiled, undeliverable, or came back for any reason.

Although there is no evidence that the millions of missing ballots were used fraudulently, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which compiled the public data provided from the Election Assistance Commission, says that the sheer volume of them raises serious doubts about election security.

These questions are particularly relevant as the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing states across the country to rapidly expand vote-by-mail operations in an election year. Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ron Wyden have proposed the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020, a bill that would allow every eligible voter the




https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/24/28_million_mail-in_ballots_went_missing_in_last_four_elections_143033.html#!

In Georgia, too, young voters, first-time voters, and Black voters were far more likely than others to have their ballots rejected for mismatched signatures or for being incorrectly completed in 2018, one study found.

"Young people use one signature when they register to vote, and then they go off to college, become very creative, and their signature changes," Unger said. "I'm not ready to fall on my sword over this, but I think it's possible that signature matching could be the hanging chad of 2020."


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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2020, 12:47:50 am »
Definitely registered on my end. I mailed my absentee ballot about two weeks ago! Looking forward to this election.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2020, 05:18:19 am »
I am waiting until election day to vote. I was going to vote early, but never had time.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2020, 06:46:59 pm »
voted in person.  Not a big crowd.  It was a very nice, hot windy day.  I didn't have to wait in line.  It was pleasant.

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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2020, 11:45:33 am »
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Dropped the ballot off at the polling location, probably not even opened yet!!
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Re: Voting in the upcoming election
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2020, 12:30:03 am »
This election is SO close! I cannot wait to learn of the results. C'mon ballot counters, hurry up, LOL!

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