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Friday, August 14, 2020

For the second time as a Palm Beach County voter, President Donald Trump has requested a vote-by-mail ballot ahead of Florida's primary election on Tuesday.

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Just more do as I say, not as I do hypocrisy from the GOP.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-08-14 06:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One of your best headlines ever.

#2 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-08-14 11:14 AM | Reply

Sure. No prob. It will arrive in your mailbox in 4-6 weeks. It must be postmarked no later than May 15 to ensure your vote is counted in next week's primary election.
--Louis "I don't speak to elected officials" DeJoy

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2020-08-14 05:05 PM | Reply

Maybe the good folks at USPS will lose their ballots. TRump always pushing the envelope on things...."Do not as I do but as I say".

#4 | Posted by tknees at 2020-08-14 06:14 PM | Reply

The chutzpah of this clown.

#5 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2020-08-14 06:29 PM | Reply

This fool again.

#6 | Posted by bingy at 2020-08-14 08:20 PM | Reply

The election is the 18th. The request came in on the 12th (Wednesday) according to the report - for both him and Melania. The

"What is the Deadline to Request that a Vote-by-Mail Ballot be Mailed
The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election. A Supervisor of Elections must mail the ballot out within 2 business days after a request and the last day for a Supervisor to be able to mail out a ballot is 8 days before the election."

dos.myflorida.com

Trump didn't make the deadline. Womp Womp.
His ballot request should be denied.

Even if he did get one and managed to send it in, the rules are:
"A returned voted ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections' office no later than 7 p.m. (local time) on Election Day."
-or-
"Vote-by-mail ballots may also be returned at secure drop boxes at Supervisor of Elections' main and branch offices and early voting sites in your county."

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-14 08:34 PM | Reply

Should have read more. Dammit. Apparently Trump's designated someone to pick the ballot up for him directly from the EO. "The Trumps' ballots would have been picked up, not mailed to his Palm Beach private club, Mar-a-Lago, because the deadline to send out ballots has passed" - however who can pick it up at the Election Office (from the link):

A voter can designate an immediate family member (the designee's spouse or the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the designee or of the designee's spouse) or the voter's legal guardian to request the ballot on their behalf.

So I wonder who he had pick up his and Melania's ballots?

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-14 08:42 PM | Reply

So I wonder who he had pick up his and Melania's ballots?

#8 | POSTED BY YAV

I am sure Trumpy has professional harvesters fill out his ballot. Voting is so very complicated (for morons). Also, it might infer with his executive (Golf) time.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-15 04:17 PM | Reply

An absentee ballet is requested which is not the same as mass-mailings of ballots, which one would assume most people are aware of the difference (unless one is an ill-informed leftie).

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-08-15 04:31 PM | Reply

"An absentee ballet is requested which is not the same as mass-mailings of ballots"

Except it is, when there's a mass of absentee ballot requests.
Which there should be, since it's the social distance way to vote.
Except now Trump is doing his best to make voting by mail the same as throwing your ballot in the trash.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-15 04:33 PM | Reply

#10 - False premise alert!

The statement "which is not the same as mass-mailings of ballots" is flagged due to the non-existence of this happening anywhere in the United States.

Nowhere have ballots been "mass-mailed" without a request for the ballot being filled out and returned.

When Fox News and right-wingers talk about mass-mailings like this they are tlaking about states that have sent out the form to request a mail-in/absentee ballot.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-15 04:40 PM | Reply

Disclaimer:

For states like Oregon, if you are a registered voter you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. That is the only method of voting. I should have differentiated Vote-by-Mail states from the increasing ranting right-wing talking point about states just mass mailing ballots to people.

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-15 04:45 PM | Reply

Using Republican logic, any Census results that got mailed in can't be trusted either.

Republicans are ceiling into question the capacity to even have a truly representative democracy.
They wouldn't be doing that unless they had something better in mind.

I want Eberly to tell us what that thing is.
But I'm no holding my breath.
On the other hand, I'm okay with waterboarding Eberly to get answers. Seems like the only way to find out what he's really thinking, as he continues to support the party that marches onward to autocracy. Who knows maybe someday Eberly will feel man enough to take his hood off. That would be a great day for the GOP.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-15 04:55 PM | Reply

#12 Be careful when speaking in absolutist terms.

Note: The states that send ballots to all eligible voters, including those that will do so for the first time in 2020 (Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington) are not included in this section because an application is not required. www.ncsl.org

You can add New Jersey to the list of states that mail a ballot to all registered voters. www.washingtonpost.com

#15 | Posted by et_al at 2020-08-15 05:13 PM | Reply

Thanks Et_Al.

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-15 11:32 PM | Reply

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