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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, September 28, 2020

University of Florida professor Michael McDonald: After a historic week of early voting in the United States, it is time to take stock of where we are. Sundays are typically a slow day for states to report early voting activity, which gives me a moment to reflect on the prior week. The headline is the jaw-dropping number of people who have already voted. At least 944,114 people have voted in the 2020 general election. I use the phrase "at least" because the true number is likely higher because I do not have complete reports for all states. Some states currently voting will eventually provide reports, but even among the reporting states some local election offices are clearly lagging on their reporting. An initial reporting delay is common, so there is no cause for concern that something nefarious is afoot. In states where early voting statistics are managed at the local level - like Alabama and Missouri - it will require calling local election offices to collect their numbers, something I have not contemplated, yet. Nearly a million voters this far in advance of an election has never occurred in any American election. Period. Around this time in 2016, I noted only 9,525 people had voted. These 2016 data were drawn from North Carolina. To provide an exact update, the total number of 2016 North Carolina voters the same number days before the election is 12,370 (as of September 27, 2020). Three Factors Accounting for the Dramatic Early Voting Increase

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Let me join the crowd in Ft. Lauderdale.

I'm hand delivering my ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office TODAY.

It's not that I don't trust the Post Office . . . but I don't trust the Post Office.

Recently I tracked a First Class Mail package from New Jersey to Ft. Lauderdale and it sat in the main post office in downtown Ft. Lauderdale for 5 days before it went out for delivery.

Maybe things have gotten better after a judge put the brakes on DeJoy but I don't know that for a fact.

Governor Rat Fink has assured Floridians that all election mail will be given priority states.

Yeah. Sure. ~~ LOL

He's not called Rat Fink for nothing.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-28 08:03 AM | Reply

"President Donald Trump, for his part, is stoking fear among voters by questioning the legitimacy of mail-in ballots"a claim that has been repeatedly proven as false"and refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses to Biden."

Exactly why politics is such a clown show. I've seen multiple issues about mail-in voting from both perspectives, and both sides completely ignore the warnings from the other side. I've been saying this for many years. We could do a lot better as a country if we didn't allow our politicians to determine legislation and standards by what is good but instead by what they intend to do about the bad. There are very legit issues with mail-in voting, and they are issues both sides agree with and disagree with. But neither side will ever agree with the other on bad things because I guess it hurts their ego. But it has been proven true that voter fraud does happen in mail-in voting. Dems have only responded with "It's not as much as Trump is saying". Ok, so then what do you intend to do about the percent that DOES occur? Are you going to ignore that because your platform would be hurt if you do agree that it is a problem and needs to be addressed? What if the percent increases significantly? Do you have a plan for addressing that or are you going to stick to the "Well it didn't hurt us so it's not a problem" rhetoric?

Also, I do love that people vote before debates and both sides have had a chance to provide all of the information they need to provide. Just another example of Americans being part of the problem. Too many people already know their vote because they belong to a party and don't mind being sheep.

#2 | Posted by humtake at 2020-09-28 12:00 PM | Reply

FBI @FBI

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PSA: The #FBI and @CISAgov warn that cyber actors may spread false claims about hacked voter information to cast doubt on the legitimacy of U.S. elections. Beware of disinformation regarding cyberattacks on voter registration databases or voting systems.

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#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-28 10:30 PM | Reply

FBI @FBI

PSA: The #FBI and @CISAgov warn that cyber actors may spread false claims...

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

Now Trump's NOT going to like that, the FBI going off and doing it's job. He needs to get AG Barr to assign some US Attorney somewhere to investigate whoever is digging this material up and show the rest of us how it's all part of some Left-wing attempt to undermine his presidency. After all, it has the smell of a Clinton or an Obama all over it, with maybe a touch of a Biden or Harris thrown in for good measure.

OCU

#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-29 01:44 AM | Reply

"He needs to get AG Barr to assign some US Attorney somewhere to investigate"

I hear Durham isn't busy these days....

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-29 03:04 AM | Reply

Hummer may be right, but history has shown that the vast majority of voter fraud has been perpetrated by Republicans. They know that the Left is made-up of millions of idealists and pacifists, so they assume, and rightly so in most cases, that the people on the Left tend to never think of risking breaking the law over something as mundane as casting an illegal vote. The Right is not hampered by those morals or sense of fairness, which gives them an enormous advantage in America where so much compliance with the law depends on a citizen's willingness to do what's right and lawful even if 'big brother' is not watching, or for that matter, will ever know. The game is only fair when BOTH sides agree to, and then follow, the same rules.

OCU

#6 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-29 12:19 PM | Reply

HUMTAKE @ #2

"Also, I do love that people vote before debates and both sides have had a chance to provide all of the information they need to provide. "

LOL ~~ I waited until after the debate to rub your nose in those words.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-30 06:19 AM | Reply

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