Whenever there is an election season, people on both sides of the aisle accuse people on the other side of committing some sort of voter fraud. Despite the fact that such a clear violation of election standards is most often committed by the Left simply by their desire to count illegal immigrants as “citizens” to give them voting rights (even then, they still get to vote because sometimes, the people in charge in voting polls don’t care if you bring ID with you or not) and their desire to switch to an electoral system that very obviously can lead to voter fraud, that being mail-in ballots, they have the gall to accuse Republicans of committing such fraud through “voter suppression” and other things.
It’s b.s. and they know it, but they have to fight fire with fire and the media would never report on the voter fraud that the Left commits.
But in any case, one way in which states can commit voter fraud is through extremely lazily sending people absentee ballots, as it happened for a prominent writer for TownHall, Jazz Shaw, in a piece he titled: “So New York Just Basically Invited Me To Commit Voter Fraud.”
Shaw explains that he and his wife received a pair of letters that seemed identical, which came from the Board of Elections for the State of New York. The letters were absentee ballots for the two of them to vote in the New York primary election on June 23rd, which the state is going forward with, but with precautions as a result of the Chinese coronavirus that is ravaging the state (and we all know why).
This, in and of itself, is not particularly unusual or troublesome. However, the devil is in the details, as Shaw goes on to explain. He actually transcribed the introduction of the letter for us to read:
“Dear Voter, Our records indicate that you are registered in a party which is having a Primary Election on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. All voters are allowed to vote by absentee ballot for this Primary Election. Enclosed is an absentee ballot request form which is being sent pursuant to Executive Order 202.23 on April 24, 2020.”
Sounds fairly standard, doesn’t it? The problem, as Shaw explains, is that he is NOT registered in a party having a primary election. Shaw explained: “I’m not a member of the Republican Party and I haven’t been for more than fifteen years. Nor am I a Democrat. I’m a member of the Conservative Party of New York State (CPNYS).”
The Conservative Party of New York State does not hold primary elections. “Candidates for the Conservative Party line on the ballot are selected at a convention by committee members with input from party members,” as Shaw explained.
In other words, the records the Board of Elections are either wrong or they are right and they still “mistakenly” (in all fairness, it really could have been an honest mistake, but considering this is New York, I’m not giving them the benefit of the doubt) sent him and his wife absentee ballots for a primary election in which it is outright illegal for them to participate since they are not members of the parties holding primaries and the state has closed primaries, meaning that only people within a political party are allowed to participate in that party’s primary process.
But wait, it actually gets worse than that. One could chalk it up to being a simple mistake by the BoE, and it very well could have, but what follows is something that raises a red flag for me. Shaw explains that the first field that needs to be filled on the application requires the voter to give a reason “in good faith” as to why they need the absentee ballot. So you have to provide a reason as to why you cannot physically go to the voting booth and personally show up to vote.
The application gives people a number of options, such as being out of town for the election, having a temporary illness, having a permanent disability, being a caregiver of a disabled person, being a resident of a Veterans’ Affairs hospital or being in prison (yes, they allow prisoners to vote, which is insane on its own, but let’s move on).
This all seems fairly normal, right? After all, you ought to have a decent reason for not being able to vote in person at voting booths. And the reasons they give, apart from the “being in prison” one, are fair and logical. But that’s not the part that raises the red flag for me. This is:
“For concerns regarding COVID-19 and Social Distancing, please select the ‘Temporary Illness’ option on the application as the reason for requesting an absentee ballot.”
In essence, using the virus as an excuse, the Board of Elections is INSTRUCTING people on what to select, even if it’s not true, which I should remind you, IS A FEDERAL CRIME.
This is why Shaw said in his title that New York is inviting him to commit voter fraud. It was bad enough that he wasn’t registered to a party having a primary election and was sent this form anyway, but the BoE is INSTRUCTING him on what to fill in for the reason behind needing the absentee ballot, even though neither he nor his wife ever contracted the virus nor do they currently have it.
Ironically, on the back of the form, the BoE reminds voters that “It is a felony to make a false statement in an application for an absentee ballot, to attempt to cast an illegal ballot, or to help anyone to cast an illegal ballot.”
So who goes to jail if the BoE itself is trying to help anyone cast an illegal ballot? Because that is basically what they are doing here.
Again, the BoE sent Shaw and his wife absentee ballots because they had it on “record” that they were registered to a party that was having a primary election, even though they were not registered. What’s more, they were COACHING people on what to put as the “reason” for needing the ballot, even if it’s not the truth whatsoever.
And this at least one way in which states commit voter fraud. They lazily (or on purpose) send absentee ballots to people that should not be sent absentee ballots, potentially influencing the primary for the Republican Party and then instructing the people on what to say as for the reason that they “need” an absentee ballot for.
As Shaw so eloquently put it: “These letters were obviously mailed out to pretty much everyone, dead or alive, whose name shows up somewhere on the voter rolls. And they clearly don’t have it broken down by party. The idea that nobody who isn’t enrolled would try to obtain a ballot and sent it in seems ludicrous. And it’s pretty obvious that they don’t have a way to quickly or efficiently check all of the returned forms to ensure that everyone is enrolled as a member of the party holding the primary and following the rules.”
If absentee ballots were “mistakenly” mailed to someone who is not affiliated with either party, then it’s not a Herculean leap in logic to assume that someone who is registered in one party received a ballot for the other party’s primary. It’s also not a particularly large leap in logic either to assume someone who isn’t registered for either party and never was still received an absentee ballot.
Someone like, say, an illegal immigrant, could receive this ballot because “the records” show that he or she is registered to one of the political parties. I mean, if “the records” show Shaw to be registered as a Republican, even though he hasn’t been a registered Republican for FIFTEEN YEARS, then it’s not outrageous to assume that just about anyone could receive these ballots because of faulty records.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how you get voter and election fraud to occur. It’s how you could potentially get the wrong candidate to win when they should have lost. It’s how you rob the People of their right to select their representatives in fair and free elections.
And let’s not pretend like they couldn’t do this in more important elections than just primary races either. There were many stories of election fraud in the 2018 midterms and videos of people running the voting booths just letting someone vote without proper identification or without even having registered before the deadline.
This is how states commit voter fraud and how the Left often operates to undermine our democratic process. They complain about “voter suppression” from Republicans when Republicans do no such thing, while faking votes for their own guys in the process.
Keep in mind that many of the districts that flipped from red to blue in California were still red by the time the elections should have been called, but Democrats “mysteriously found” more ballots that voted for the Democrats, leading to the flipping of the districts.
We must keep our eyes peeled to this voter fraud that the Left often is a fan of committing. They cannot be allowed to get away with rigging the elections (and let’s not forget they tried to rig the 2016 elections for Hillary and still lost, so there is a pattern for this egregious behavior).
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