Every time you see a story like this, remember it doesn’t have to happen.
Our election system is an international laughingstock because in the same century where you can order anything with a click on the phone and buying cold medicine requires verifying your identity, we’re still tethered to a 19th century system designed to do little other than enable voter fraud. And as a side benefit, it’s shoddy.
Georgia’s top elections official said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of “potential double voting” in the June primary election — a felony he’s determined to see prosecuted.
These voters submitted absentee ballots but also voted in person, a problem that happened across 100 Georgia counties, and election officials didn’t catch them in time to keep the second votes from being tallied, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.
“No one gets to vote twice. Everyone gets one vote,” Raffensperger said.
Since it’s a media piece, this is followed immediately by an attack on President Trump and the ACLU’s promise to defend the accused.
This entire situation is the product of corruption and stupidity. Democrats keep ranting about banning trolls on Facebook to secure our system of elections, meanwhile the actual system doesn’t provide enough security for a middle school election.
It’s a joke.
The president said in a series of tweets Thursday that voters who submitted absentee ballots should go to their polling site to “see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted). If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly.”
Election officials warned this could cause further disruption and long lines on an Election Day already complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.
This is happening in the same country that utilizes some of the most sophisticated data systems around to… keep track of fast food orders.