A Bipartisan call for Election Day safety

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/505160-to-safeguard-our-elections-democrats-and-republicans-must-work

SEN. Chris Coons (D) from Delaware and Kim Wyman (R) Sec. State of Washington state, propose federal monetary support to conduct the November Election in a safe, secure and orderly fashion.

For those believing they are advocating for a federal takeover of elections: “We want to be clear: We are not advocating for a federal takeover of state-run elections. In fact, we’re advocating for the opposite: federal support to help states continue to run their own elections safely and efficiently.”

Secretary Wyman was on NPR this morning and explained how her state has been running fraudless elections with mail-in balloting for years. She explained the several safeguards in place to ensure only legitimate ballots are counted. She invited Bill Barr to come see for himself, but he declined. Has to make you wonder why.

Here is a link to the audio from NPR, about a six minute listen: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/30/885141843/states-which-do-mail-in-voting-are-confident-the-system-works

9 thoughts on “A Bipartisan call for Election Day safety

  1. Wyman is on the money with the problem being voter confidence.

    And that mail in balloting is not something that is an easy transition. But the BS about some printing operation in Murmansk is going to flood the market with phony ballots came to light. And how difficult that would be to pull off except in the world of our president and his tweets.

    Again I say that Trump is undermining our country by constantly asserting that the election will be rigged when there is no basis in fact. Foreign players could not have a better person pitching their wares than Trump.

    So long as he is more concerned with his image, looking good, and soothing his ego, he is an easy target. And our nation suffers because of that.

    IMHO

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  2. Big on rhetoric, small on details. The article is 787 words long, of which 441 (60%) promote fear of Covid-19.

    Points not discussed:
    * How much money do states need?
    * How much money do Coons and Wyman propose to give them?
    * What strings will be attached?
    * Why can’t the states raise their own money?
    * Evidence that funded safety protocols are needed.
    * Evidence that funded safety protocols will be effective.

    In effect, more than half of the article is devoted to using fear of Covid-19 to justify a federal spending proposal, one that itself is barely described.

    The only detail of the proposal we are given is that the money could be used to expand mail-in voting.

    There are solid, practical reasons to be categorically opposed to both unnecessary federal spending and widespread mail-in voting. This piece of pure propaganda does everything in its power to avoid addressing those issues.

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    1. You counted the words in an audio podcast?

      The whole interview was about mail in voting as done in Washington State. And inviting Barr to see how it has worked in a state that has been doing it for a decade or so.

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    2. “This piece of pure propaganda does everything in its power to avoid addressing those issues.”

      Seriously? You are referring to an opinion piece by a Democratic Senator and a Republican Secretary of State as “pure propaganda”? Delusional at best.

      “Why can’t the states raise their own money?”

      In the middle of a pandemic where state budgets have been decimated, you want them to do it on their own? This is what the federal government should be doing in SUPPORTING the individual states to conduct their elections in the fairest and safest manner possible.

      “* Evidence that funded safety protocols are needed.
      * Evidence that funded safety protocols will be effective.”

      If you listened to the interview with Secretary Wyman about how they have been doing things in Washington State, you might be just a bit more enlightened as to what protocols they use and that they are effective.

      Your voter suppression attitude is noted with disdain.

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      1. RE: “Seriously? You are referring to an opinion piece by a Democratic Senator and a Republican Secretary of State as ‘pure propaganda’?”

        Yes, I am, based on the evidence cited.

        RE: “Your voter suppression attitude is noted with disdain.”

        So what? Your opinion of my “attitude” connects to nothing in my comment.

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    3. …”promote fear of Covid-19.”

      So you think there is nothing to fear? You want to tell that to the families of the 129,000+ AMERICANS who have died thus far? Or to the ones who have contracted the virus, currently almost 2.7 MILLION (if that number isn’t too much of an undercount)? Legitimate concerns that you seem to think are irrational? WTF?

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      1. RE: “So you think there is nothing to fear?”

        If there is, it should have been easy for the writers to describe it. They didn’t, and that’s the point.

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        1. Look Dr. Semantics, COVID-19 is real and real threat that need not be addressed any further in a piece concerning mail-in voting. If you want voting in person to be the only way to vote, you are welcome to do so. But CITIZENS deserve the right to vote is a safe manner in the midst of a global pandemic. NO ONE, not even you, should have to endanger his or her health to cast his or her vote SAFELY.

          And you still really have not addressed the “why” of vote by mail being truly bad except to regurgitate the whining from the oval office that Republicans will get their electoral asses handed to them when hurdles to voting are torn down.

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