SHOW UP. PROTECT YOUR BALLOT. GET COUNTED !
BE BRAVE ! DON’T LET BULLIES SNUFF YOUR VOICE !
Did you know that over a half million mail-in ballots were rejected this year in primary elections, in just 23 states? Was one of those ballots yours? (The coming general election could dwarf this number.)
Because Republicans say they will disproportionately vote in person, Donald Trump could well lead the vote tallies on election night, when most voters are glued to their screens and in-person vote totals are released. If Democrats disproportionately take the absentee route, as anticipated, Joe Biden might begin to overtake Trump slowly, as those ballots get counted in the following days.
The mainstream media will preach patience, as they should. But they will be preaching only to the choir. Trump will likely try to proclaim that the vote is being stolen; cable and social media allies will quickly amplify that message; efforts to stop the counting of absentee ballots will erupt in election offices and courts; and the scenarios could only get worse from there. Whichever side of the country loses will struggle to accept the outcome as legitimate.”
So : VOTE IN PERSON. Avoid rejection if your signature of twenty years ago doesn’t match the mailed ballot. IF you must vote by mail, ask a friend for help, by witnessing your ballot being HAND CANCELLED at a US Post Office. Defend our Nation ! Don’t be casual with your ballot. Machine cancellation is often illegible, justifying rejection.
Hand cancellation by rubber stamp with time and date. Wikimedia Commons photo by Lerdsewa
The US Consulate in Merida offers to forward ballots — BUT WAIT. They won’t be hand cancelled !!! If you drop your ballot into the
maelstrom, er, the mailstream, your voice may be drowned ! (I hope you will share this blogpost.) This election is being stolen at the post office, with help from the Postmaster General. Don’t vote at this graveyard ! :
Postal graveyard. Photo by Brian Snyder, Reuters. (Fair Use)