The combination of intense partisanship, mail-in ballots, lawsuits, and new technology could make Election Day 2020 into a mess of conflicting claims and counterclaims. Gone is the night when a clear winner emerges and goes on to lead the country.
California will count ballots that arrive as late as 17 days after Election Day. https://t.co/UpVlmfmaSc
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 7, 2020
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Get ready for no clear winner, no matter what the numbers, for days if not weeks. This may go past the 2000 debacle, and America may not see 2020 election results until well into January. If it is past January 20th, many think Nancy Pelosi could become the acting president. The cost in national stability will be tremendous.
“We should be prepared for this to be closer to an Election Week, as opposed to an Election Day,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said during an appearance for “Meet the Press.” “The bottom line is we are not going to have the full results and a counting of all of our ballots on election night.”
“The thing that we’re thinking about more than anything right now is poll worker recruitment,” Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose also said on “Meet The Press.” “It takes 35,000 Ohioans to run in-person Election Day. And so we’re doing all we can to recruit those poll workers… I would love to see us provide postage-paid absentee ballots to every registered voter who requests one. Of course, that’s going to require a change in law by the state legislature or action by the State Controlling Board. And that’s exactly what I’m continuing to push them to do… We’ve expanded drop boxes in Ohio as well, but the law only allows me to place one at every County Board of Elections. We’ve done just that. That’s a good improvement for Ohioans. But I want to see those postage-paid envelopes because, effectively then, every mailbox in the state becomes a drop box for your ballot.”
Fox News reported, “The delay of results is just one of a number of issues that have election officials across the country concerned with less than 60 days to go until voters head to the polls. Ongoing partisan litigation could dictate dramatic last-minute changes to rules and procedures in several states. Legislatures continue debating laws that could change how votes are processed. Meanwhile, money to pay for counting 150 million or more votes during the pandemic is stalled in Congress… While many election officials in states likely to decide the presidential race — the frontline planners — say they believe they will be ready, they also have warned of a worrisome uncertainty that could undermine efforts to run a safe, fair and accurate election… At least 170 lawsuits have been filed across the country over voting procedures, many by groups tied to the two major political parties or by the parties themselves. Some still pending this year could have major consequences.”
This will be anything but normal, as the Democrats try to grab power regardless of election results. This will launch a Newtonian Third Law reaction among conservative groups including militias. Where it will end is unknowable at this point. The only historical example is another presidential election, in 1860.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on September 7, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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