Wednesday, 12 August 2020

FEC Commissioner: “Substantial Chance” Winner Won’t be Known on Election Night

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Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) defended mail-in voting during an interview, even though she admitted that use of this method means the winner of the 2020 presidential race likely won’t be known on election night.

“Let me just tell everybody, we’re all going to need to take a deep breath and be patient this year,” Weintraub said on CNN this week. “There’s a substantial chance we are not going to know on election night what the results are.”

“If it takes a little bit longer to count all the votes accurately, that’s what we need to do in order to ensure that everyone’s vote counts,” she added.

 

 

Weintraub’s comments are reminiscent of those of Stacey Abrams, who has made voting her chief political issue since she lost the 2018 Georgia Governor’s race to Republican Brian Kemp, allegedly due to “voter suppression.”

“Part of what I want people to understand is that it’s going to take time to have the answer to the November 3 election,” Abrams contended in a Vanity Fair interview last month. “The notion that we will know by 11:00 or midnight is not real. This is going to be a contentious election. We know that there will be delays in counting and there will be delays in reporting, and there will be litigation to challenge any results people don’t like.”



Responding to President Trump’s referring to mail-in voting as a “catastrophe” that would not make for an “honest election,” Weintraub asserted that voting by mail on a widespread basis does not endanger the integrity of elections.

Weintraub also cautioned Americans against consuming content produced by Russia and other foreign actors with the aim of weakening the country’s electoral system.

“These kinds of disinformation campaigns, I believe they are going on right now and will continue,” the FEC Commissioner stated, going on to speculate that “there may well be some domestic actors who are engaging in spreading misleading information and that, sadly, has been going on for many years in this country.”

Despite the repeated claims that widespread vote-by-mail would not compromise the election, the practice has already caused major issues in some areas.

As The New American reported, 84,208 of 403,103 of mail-in ballots in New York City’s primary were disqualified due to defects like missing postmarks and signatures. This amounted to more than 20 percent of the votes in the city not being counted. A judge ordered the counting of all ballots received by June 25, but the city’s Board of Elections is appealing the ruling.

City lawyers previously acknowledged in federal court that they were still mailing absentee ballots on the day before the June primary, making it unlikely they would reach voters in time.

Doug Kellner, co-chair of the state Board of Elections, sent out a memo apologizing for the situation. 

“To those voters who did not have an opportunity to cast their ballots in the primary election, we should apologize for not doing more,” he wrote. “Elected officials and others warned that we were not deploying sufficient resources to mail out absentee ballots in a timely manner, and in hindsight, we could have done more to address the problem.”

Not surprisingly, Democrats’ push for mail voting is partially funded by left-wing billionaire financier George Soros.

One of the top organizations behind the movement for mail voting is the Brennan Center for Justice, based out of NYU School of Law. The Center received considerable financing from Soros’ Open Society Foundations and has been the beneficiary of several Open Society grants, receiving over $7,466,000 from 2000 to 2019 alone.

In fact, leaked documents for the Open Society Foundations listed the Brennan Center as the recipient of funds earmarked for the express purpose of “litigation to expand access to registration and improve ease of voting.”

“All voters should be offered the option to cast their ballot by mail (with multiple submission options, as provided below), so as to enable voters to avoid lines at the polls and exposure to Covid-19,” the Brennan Center wrote in an outline for reforming voting in light of the coronavirus crisis — one that has been widely cited by mainstream-media outlets in arguing for a universal vote-by-mail option.

Universal mail voting is already proving itself to be unreliable and susceptible to abuse — which is exactly what Democrats like about it.

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Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.

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