At the present time the entire world is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Americans are dealing with the restrictions, illnesses and inconveniences as Americans always do. This virus is a challenge and carries dangers for all. However, there is something else going on that is almost scarier than the virus.
What is it you may ask? A great fear is the perpetual attempt of politicians to jump on the bandwagon to limit the people’s freedom whenever there is some type of major emergency. This pandemic gives some politicians the excuse they need to start planning everyone’s life. More than that the pandemic gives some politicians the opportunity to gather more power and more money regardless of what the people want.
The latest bright idea is Nancy Pelosi’s. Let’s federalize national elections and have them entirely by mail. Let’s review some basic facts.
To Vote by Mail a person must be a registered voter. In order to obtain the absentee ballot you may use the application printed on the voter information guide that is mailed to you by the county election official prior to every election. You may also visit or write to your county elections official for an application or you may use the California-Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application.
When you have read the instructions, then type the information directly into the application, print, sign and date the application. Mail the completed application to the county elections office.
If you apply in person, any time before Election Day request a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming election from your county elections office.
Voting By Mail
Once your application is processed by county elections official your ballot will be sent to you. After voting, insert your ballot in the envelope provided making sure you have completed all required information on the envelope.
Returning Your Ballot
You may return your ballot by mailing it to your county elections office. Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must by postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county office no later than 3 days after Election Day.
You may return your ballot in person to a polling place or the office of your county elections office. You may also drop your ballot into one of the county’s ballot drop boxes.
A voter may authorize someone to return the ballot on their behalf. This is where ballot harvesting comes in and where fraud often happens. Ballot Harvesting was legalized in California in 2016 and used in the 2018 midterm elections.
Now, let’s take a look at what Nancy Pelosi wants to do. She wanted nationalization of the 2020 Presidential election with which would be total vote by mail. Her plan would require allowing 15 days of early voting, same day registration and ballot harvesting. There was provision for risk-limiting audits of elections and a manual review of statistical samples of paper ballots to determine if the vote tally was correct. The estimated cost of such an election is $15 Million to start. Besides the cost, there is an incredible potential for vote manipulation.
Pelosi’s bill provided the following:
A)Every state shall permit a voter to designate any person to return a voted and sealed absentee ballot to the post office, a ballot drop-off location, tribally designated building, or election office so long as the person designated to return the ballot does not receive any form of compensation based on the number of ballots that the person has returned and no individual, group or organization provides compensation on this basis.
B) A state may not put any limit on how many voted and sealed absentee ballot any designated person can return to the post office, a ballot drop off location tribally designated building or election office.
This bill did not pass this time. However, this does not mean that Speaker Pelosi is going to give up. The left in this country is doing everything it can to make sure that elections elect Democrats. Efforts to clean the voter rolls of dead people, persons who have moved, illegal voters and non-citizens are constantly thwarted by the Democrat party. Currently, Los Angles County is under court order to remove over 1,000,000 persons on the voter rolls who are ineligible to vote. That cleaning of the rolls is underway due to the work of Judicial Watch. It is unfortunate that private organizations had to go to court to make states do what they are supposed to do.
It is very interesting that the bi-partisan 2005 report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker III issued the following statement: “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” Ballot Harvesting greatly increases the possibility of voter fraud. A crucial factor in the entire scenario is the reliability and honesty of the local Registrar of Voters office.
The political condition in California is not good if you are not interested in one party rule led by people who are determined to tell you how to live every part of your life. This has resulted in many people leaving the state and going to states that treat their citizens much better. However, it might be good to remember that the progressive left is working to bring their ideas of how the United States should be governed to the entire country. Republicans and freedom loving people in California and every other state need to be prepared to fight for their freedom and their state.
We especially need to keep the pressure on Republican Senators and Representatives so that they do not give in to Democrat proposals to limit our freedoms.
Detailed information on voting by mail is available at