The Trump campaign, the RNC, and individual state GOP organizations have created a nation-wide, legal effort to challenge any law created to respond to the needs of the people in voting access in general, and particularly within the confines of a pandemic. Currently, there are 41 nationally organized suits in 19 states.
This national effort, in function, is no different from the too-numerous-to-number actions by the GOP to limit voting. This organized effort is different in its ultimate goal. Whereas limiting the ability to vote is fine and dandy in its own right for any successful suit, the final destination is to instill enough delays, uncertainty, further generated lawsuits, and confused clusterfuckery to land the decision of “who is the elected president” into the loving arms of the Supreme Court. And that is the most outrageous, and yet possible, voter disenfranchisement scheme of all times. Generally speaking, the GOP’s goal has been to limit voting to only the right people. This scheme will negate the votes of all people.
My home state of Pennsylvania is a favorite of GOP organized legal battles and legislative manipulation to hinder or negate mail in balloting.
The Trump Campaign is suing to remove all drop boxes that were installed and successfully utilized in the 2020 primary in PA. In this case, the Trump campaign alleges it will increase voter fraud. The judge had, some weeks ago, required proof of this allegation, to which the Trump Campaign had responded in some form. This information is not available, and the Trump Campaign has not offered their “proof” to any outlet. So, no idea what their allegation is supported by. Considering all of these drop boxes were just successfully used, I can’t imagine how any manufactured proof could have weight.
Is potential fraud the issue in PA? Or is it the fact that Democratic organizers in PA have outpaced sign-ups for mail-in balloting 2 to 1 over GOP? Is the issue potential fraud, or the fact that the larger the number of people granted easy access to voting, the more likely the GOP loses as a rule.
If successful, the GOP may succeed into funneling most PA mail ballots into the USPS system. This, in conjunction with the recent PA Supreme court decision to allow for the discarding of naked ballots, will create delays, as well as further lawsuits, once the counting begins. Considering,the 2-1 democratic lead on mail in voting, and that Trump won PA by only 44,000 in 2016, tossing naked ballots in Philadelphia alone, could re-win him the state.
- “Pennsylvania is so important that our model gives Trump an 84 percent chance of winning the presidency if he carries the state — and it gives Biden a 96 percent chance of winning if Pennsylvania goes blue,” FiveThirtyEight’s Nathaniel Rakich noted in a recent analysis.
- If tens of thousands of “naked ballots” are rejected by election officials, it could be enough to swing the result in a tipping-point state.
In Ohio, the GOP governor, Frank LaRose, decided it would clearly be optimal “to avoid lawsuits” by eliminating drop boxes for mail in voting to 1 per district. ONE. That leaves Cleveland 1 drop box for 864,000 people. which kinda makes every individual mailbox transform into a personal drop box, doesn’t it. A personal drop box funneled into the USPS dismantling of service in Cleveland.
It’s not clear what’s going on here?
Oh, and fucking Florida.
“In hotly contested Florida, Democrats in Miami-Dade County, the state’s largest, are seeking to remove some procedural hurdles to make it easier for voters to use drop boxes.
Unlike other counties in the state, Miami-Dade voters must provide election officials with valid identification when dropping off a ballot at a drop box. Election workers also manually record a 14-digit number printed on the voter’s envelope into a log.”Aren’t we all excited to see fucking Florida voting results in the courts yet again?
At the same time, Trump campaign has undertaken robocalling to these exact same states of Florida, PA, and Ohio to the tune of 77 million calls to encourage people to absentee vote! The calls attempt to make a distinction between absentee voting and the commie liberal leftist push for universal mail in balloting. A distinction that means exactly zero when you are looking at a vote by mail form. Clearly the Trump campaign is telling you to vote by mail, but rest assured, you’re doing it the right way, anyone on the left is doing it the wrong way, even if they are using the exact same forms.
Just do it. We need to get the system clogged up with issues and off to the Supreme Court we go.
It has always been necessary for Democrats to not only vote in greater numbers, but to overwhelmingly out-vote GOP just to approach proportional representation. In 2020, even historical out-voting may not suffice.