MICHIGAN JUDGE RULES STATE MUST ACCEPT BALLOTS THAT ARRIVE WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF ELECTION

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  1. cbetts1

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    This is how the Democrats will win. They have been planning for months.

    A Michigan judge on ruled on Friday that the state must accept ballots that arrive within two weeks of the election, as long as they are postmarked by November 2nd.

    Battleground state was decided by 10,000 votes in 2016

    Sam Levine: This is very significant and the second ruling this week in a key swing state extending the ballot receipt deadline. The Pennsylvania supreme court ruled yesterday that ballots in the state must count if they are postmarked by election day and arrive by Friday after.


    In Wisconsin, residents filed a class action lawsuit against state election officials and lawmakers over the state’s controversial April 7 primary election – which was fraught with last-minute legal and political wrangling over the state’s alleged failure to create reasonable accommodations for primary voters amid the pandemic which forced thousands to “sacrifice their vote rather than run the risk of in-person voting during America’s worst infectious disease outbreak in more than a century.” Plaintiffs want the court to recognize the state’s past failings and avoid a repeat in November.

    In Arizona, a lawsuit over how the state handles ballots cast at the wrong polling location is working its way through their legal system. Currently, election administrators are required to toss ballots which were ‘miscast’ at the wrong location.

    Another lawsuit in Arizona, H.B. 2023, would criminalize the collection and delivery of someone else’s ballot – which The Hill says is overwhelmingly more likely to affect minority voters than whites.

    Source: https://www.infowars.com/michigan-j...ots-that-arrive-within-two-weeks-of-election/
     
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    2 weeks of ballot harvesting. I wonder aloud about these judges and committees who seem to be far-left activists! They’re in essence saying, it’s okay to postpone the election for 2 weeks, we got this!
     

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    Yet, when all the cheating is done and all the Nov 3rd results have been trashed and we've lost completely, we'll just suck it up and head off to our new homes via box car.
     
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    They still have to be postmarked prior to/on election day. Harvesting after that isn't going to do them any good. I get not reading the whole article, but at least get past the GT headline.
     
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    Statistically, so does criminalizing murder, malicious wounding, rape, grand larceny.
     
  6. Kablam

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    What laws or constitutional power are these judges using to judge?
     
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    You ever worked in a campaign office? I have. Every office has a postage meter. Any person using the postage meter can set the date of the postmark just by moving a few dials on the device.

    Need 8,000 votes? I can get you 8,000 postmarked mail-in ballots no problem.

    You want a toe?

    [​IMG]
     
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    And I thought PA's 3 day window was ridiculous.

    Will this get struck down somehow? This is literally holding the election hostage and open to fraud for 2 weeks.
     
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    I don't get it. Who is the injured party here IF they can't count votes indefinitely. Who's got standing?
     
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    What's their phony ass reason for needing 2 weeks? It's BS.
     
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    No ballot post marked after the time poles close in an area should be valid.
     
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    This also means that forgetful or lazy last minute voters for Trump can take advantage of having their ballots cast and counted. If that's the way the law is going to be decided, don't whine about it, make it work for the best.

    If the glass is half full, and you desperately need a drink, don't refuse to do so because you have a glass half empty philosophy of life ...

    Don't be self-defeating and consider yourself defeated before it happens, either.
     
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    As a legal precept, standing is incredibly easy to show. It simply refers to a person with an actual, genuine interest in the outcome of the lawsuit, i.e., any registered voter in the state.
     
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    Trump needs to executive order a ban on ballot harvesting and counting of ballots beyond election day.
     
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    Then the Secretaries of State (or whomever is in charge of the election county clerks or whatever) have 24 hours to count from the time the polls close to post the results. And no ballots opened before the polls close and all are red electronically. Nobody "handling" ballots except to stick them in that machine that reads them. No peeking. There needed to be some legislation to control this. I still don't understand how "they" can validate that the ballots are legitimately submitted by the actual legitimate registered voter though. When absentee ballots are issued, that is taken care of before the ballot is sent out. So in the absence of any regulation the judges are going to make it up.
     
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    The official post mark is applied by the USPS, private postmarks from postage meters do not trump USPS postmarks. This has been well established in court by tax cases.
     
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    He doesn't have that authority.
     
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    If they are not in hand by the time polls close, they shouldn’t be counted, period.
     
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    doesn't the Federal Government set the rules for a Presidential Election?
     
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    Are the mailing envelopes kept or will they be destroyed? Where will the proof be of a late mailing? Will the media pursue this if it becomes a story?
     
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