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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:52 AM

Mission Accomplished GOP: McLennan Co forced to resend ballots with Green Party added.

This morning on Twitter from a voter in that Waco Texas county area: "I mailed in my vote last week. A few days later i received another ballot and letter that said the first ballot had left off the green party. That's not true. Told me to mail in this corrected ballot and they would throw the first away. I refuse to mail another ballot! Help?!"

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Reply Mission Accomplished GOP: McLennan Co forced to resend ballots with Green Party added. (Original post)
efhmc Sep 30 OP
LisaL Sep 30 #1
efhmc Sep 30 #3
LisaL Sep 30 #5
efhmc Sep 30 #10
LisaL Sep 30 #15
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efhmc Sep 30 #6
LisaL Sep 30 #9
zaj Sep 30 #4
efhmc Sep 30 #12
TwistedTinkerbelle Sep 30 #7
efhmc Sep 30 #8
LisaL Sep 30 #11
efhmc Sep 30 #14
LisaL Sep 30 #16
LisaL Sep 30 #13
efhmc Sep 30 #17
LisaL Sep 30 #18
efhmc Sep 30 #19
efhmc Sep 30 #20
LisaL Sep 30 #21

Response to efhmc (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:54 AM

1. I don't see how we can help.

I don't know what's going on in Waco Texas. Voter needs to contact her board of elections to see what is the proper thing to do.
And WTF is "I refuse to mail another ballot?"
Assuming it's legit then the voter might have to mail another ballot.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

3. Suggestions included contacting county election officials. My concerns are the people who will just

toss this letter out or vote twice and then they may also have their vote thrown out for voting twice. There were 8-- resent ballots.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:02 AM

5. Well if the proper instructions are to vote again, then you vote again and the board of

election shouldn't throw out the second ballot.
WTF with refusing to mail another ballot? If the first ballot actually didn't have the Greens, they wont' count it.
Again, find out from board of election if it's legit and then if it is, follow instructions.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:06 AM

10. Her sent ballot and her new ballot are exactly the same.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:11 AM

15. How does she know that?

Did she take a photo of the ballot or she is thinking it from memory?
Again, those would be local Greens, down the ballot somewhere.
In races she might have not paid any attention to.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:58 AM

2. This appears to be legit.

Although the article implies the ballots without the Greens haven't been send out.
Again, I would call board of elections and ask for instructions. And if they said to mail another ballot, freaking fill out another ballot and mail it.

"Texas Supreme Court ruling returning Green Party candidates to the November ballot will cost McLennan County some green, as more than 8,000 absentee ballots ready for distribution will have to be scrapped and re-produced with the candidates included."

https://wacotrib.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/court-ruling-forces-mclennan-county-to-call-back-8-000-ballots-add-green-party-candidates/article_49fc5982-f79f-11ea-8646-bb0d0e3a95ed.html

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:03 AM

6. The person says her first ballot included the green party and the second is exactly the same

ballot. I think she has enough info to take care of this but how many of the other 8k will not.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:06 AM

9. Which is why these people need to contact board of election and figure out

as to WTF is going on.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

4. Don't believe Twitter rants without checking for yourself

They never mailed them...

We had 8,100 mail-in ballots sitting in a car, ready to be carried to the Post Office, when we were notified of what happened. We’ve already been getting calls from people wanting to know about their ballot, asking, ‘When am I going to get it?’ Well, it’s going to be a little longer now, probably the end of the month.”


https://wacotrib.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/court-ruling-forces-mclennan-county-to-call-back-8-000-ballots-add-green-party-candidates/article_49fc5982-f79f-11ea-8646-bb0d0e3a95ed.html

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Response to zaj (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:08 AM

12. I believe this person. I know what small town she lives in and

have followed her for a very long time. This is her first "rant" ever.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:03 AM

7. The Tx GOP lost a court case to keep the green party off the ballot.

Some counties didn't get the memo or sent out ballots before the court case gave the green party candidates a place on the ballot. So yes it's completely possible a new ballot is needed. As the first poster suggested the person who is making the complaint needs to call the county election board head and find out what needs to be done.

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Response to TwistedTinkerbelle (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:05 AM

8. She was given that advise and also advise on tracking her "received "

ballot. She is a Dem. My only hope is that this will impact repugs as well.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:08 AM

11. How do we know if any of this is legit?

Could be a Trumper trying to stir up trouble, claiming they are asked to vote twice. Could be somebody confused that Greens were on the ballot the first time. The Greens that should have been on the ballot appear to be local candidates.
Like I said, the voter needs to call their board of election and follow instructions.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:11 AM

14. This is a Texas Dem. Believe me we know each other.

Followup "Yez. I live in Clay County, Texas. I feel alot better.
Except my first ballot did have Greem Party listed with others.

Im still not mailing a second ballet
as both ballots look exactly same."

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Response to efhmc (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:13 AM

16. Well, if she is supposed to mail the second ballot and she doesn't,

her vote won't count.
At some point there has to be some common sense somewhere. If I was asked to mail my ballot because first ballot was erroneous, I sure as hell wouldn't refuse to do it.

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Response to TwistedTinkerbelle (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:09 AM

13. Per the link Waco had to add green party candidates (presumably local ones).

NT

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Response to efhmc (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:16 AM

18. So it's 10 days later and this voter still hasn't figured it out?

Does board of elections not pick the phone?
I've called mine several times.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:17 AM

19. No, that post was from a person on Twitter, not DU.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

20. I am not going to worry about it any more. She has just this morning pesented this

problem and been given lots of good advise. My concern was about other voters who might not have their ballots counted if they had already mailed one in or if they just threw the latest one away. Since that is a very red area, so be it if it happens. To be honest, I was only concerned about her because she is a Dem.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:16 AM

21. Yep, that's about sums it up.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
When in doubt call your board of elections and have them say what is the proper thing to do. If she won't do that, then there is nothing anybody can do.

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