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Pennsylvania has rejected 372,000 mail ballot applications, bewildering voters and straining elections staff

The administrative nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up vote-by-mail on the fly without enough voter education.

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by Anonymousreply 2810/19/2020

Precisely. There should have been a huge voter education campaign in the summer. Why didn’t they do that?

by Anonymousreply 110/16/2020

There’s no evidence of any widespread problem with mail-in voting, so if an isolated incident affecting several hundred ballots in a swing state occurs, it doesn’t matter.

by Anonymousreply 210/16/2020

hundred thousand

by Anonymousreply 310/16/2020

What happens to these votes?

by Anonymousreply 410/16/2020

R2 what you’re saying has no proof and is wishful thinking. Unfortunately there are problems. Here in ca, myself along w many people I know, have received multiple ballots in the mail for people that don’t even live at the addresses anymore, for starters. I have a friend in Ohio where her and all her family’s mail-in ballots were printed incorrectly. There are issues all over with this.

by Anonymousreply 510/16/2020

This is why I did voting in person.

by Anonymousreply 610/16/2020

I can’t even trust the USPS not to lose my fucking rent check!

by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020

R2, educate yourself

by Anonymousreply 810/16/2020

These were REQUESTS, not ballots, which I think some people are confused by, and they WERE duplicate requests.

These people had requested a ballot during the primaries AND had requested one later on via application, too. The application has been denied, but the request made on their primary ballot should go through, meaning they will get a ballot eventually.

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by Anonymousreply 910/16/2020

And how many will send more than one back and get tossed?

by Anonymousreply 1010/17/2020

Americans couldn’t even handle hanging chads. When Trump wins we’ll all be saying we shouldn’t have pushed for mail in ballots.

by Anonymousreply 1110/17/2020

It’s only Pennsylvania.

by Anonymousreply 1210/17/2020

American people are so obese and so stupid beyond belief. They can fuck up simple voting. Like in 2016, half of them went insane and fucked up the whole world. We are doomed.

by Anonymousreply 1310/17/2020

Addendum: but if it's about eating or suing, they will be so good at it.

by Anonymousreply 1410/17/2020

I live in Florida and I just got a recorded phone call from a Republican operative telling me that I needed to vote in person because "mail in ballots are widely known to be subject to tampering and fraud." So I'm guessing their angle is that Republicans don't care about the virus and are more likely to vote in person, and they are going to do all kinds of shit to mess around with the mail in ballots that will largely be done by Democrats.

I was planning on voting in person. I feel sorry for all the senior citizens who will be sick and dying two weeks after the election.

by Anonymousreply 1510/17/2020

Does PA have in person early voting? It seems to lag in early voting

by Anonymousreply 1610/17/2020

Does PA have in person early voting? It seems to lag in early voting

by Anonymousreply 1710/17/2020

My parents are Democrats in a mostly Republican county in PA and they still have not received their ballots. They've been told there's a delay because the board of elections "got a late start this year." Yeah right. Sounds like voter suppression to me. I see you, Butler county, PA, you fascist cheaters! You will not get away with this.

by Anonymousreply 1810/18/2020

R10: they won’t be getting more than one ballot.

by Anonymousreply 1910/18/2020

THESE WEREN'T BALLOTS as others have pointed out. These were duplicate APPLICATIONS for ballots that were tossed. This is actually the system working.

Looks like everyone who asked for one will get one ballot. This situation is all just miscommunication and lack of how-to info, not fraud of any sort.

And I hope everyone here knows you can usually check online to see your mail-in ballot was accepted and when - or if there was a problem with it.

by Anonymousreply 2010/18/2020

Wouldn't be surprised if they were all votes for Biden.

by Anonymousreply 2110/18/2020

How hard can voting by mail be? Vote, stick it in the secret sleeve, and sign it.

by Anonymousreply 2210/18/2020

The problem is there are so many people who have never previously voted by mail before doing so now

by Anonymousreply 2310/19/2020

Ayayay, everyone read r20, who explains it perfectly. If you voted in the primary by mail, you had the opportunity to check a box to automatically receive a mail in ballot in November. Some people checked the box and THEN also applied on line for a mail in ballo. This is the source of the confusion. The system worked! These people will get one mail in ballot.

by Anonymousreply 2410/19/2020

If Pennsylvania needs plastic trays to hold ballots for counting they need buy their own damn plastic trays instead of stealing them from USPS.

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by Anonymousreply 2510/19/2020

[quote] myself along w many people I know,

*eyeroll*

What’s wrong with the word ‘me’?

by Anonymousreply 2610/19/2020

We're going to see this crap over the next few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 2710/19/2020

[quote] Americans couldn’t even handle hanging chads.

Oh, honey, speak for yourself.

by Anonymousreply 2810/19/2020
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