MAGA scum destroyed my township ballot drop box
Wife and I noticed drop box was gone when we went to drop off our absentee ballots In Jefferson Twp. in Hillsdale County Mi. Wife took envelope inside and hand delivered to clerk. When she came out she said ballot box was in lobby covered in tape. It was still missing today so I called to find out why. About 40 minutes ago my call was returned clerk told me they tried to steal it but when that turned into too much work they destroyed it.
Clerk told me she was shocked I said actually i wasn't but I sure as hell was angry. My county has turned in to a cesspool of hate under the watchful eye of Christian Nationalist Hillsdale College and the Republican party.
and weren't sympathetic to the destruction so they just give it the most cursory attention.
Burning down cities. Fuck those bastards.
And it is why the RW media is targeting drop boxes. Just imagine people like you dropping off their ballots and then some RW a-hole set the drop box on fire or something. Then there goes your ballots. And if they aren't people that checks their ballots get accepted, then that's one less vote (statistically more democratic votes).
Keep talking about it, get 'em riled up and sooner or later the less socially constrained* ones will act on it in some way. Plausible deniability is built right in.
* Trump played the part of a useful idiot by building an army of people convinced that like him, they are accountable to no one.
Armed guards if necessary, too. But you know DeJoy is in charge.
These weren't ballots that were mailed. They were hand-delivered to a drop box.
why especially now I would not trust drop boxes because there are those who want to destroy them. My state has never allowed drop boxes that I am aware of.
The funny thing is- that particular part of Michigan DOeSNT even have any Democrats on the ballot; is about 4 to 1 or more (R) rural voters. Last election cast about 450 votes for Trump, and just 145 for Biden.
By destroying the ballot box, they likely destroyed more (R) votes cast then (D)s.
So far there is nothing at local news sites to confirm this report. Id love to get more information.
to my knowledge. Similar thing last election in North Adams, It was never gonna be in doubt yet crazies believed no one in Adams township would vote Democratic so there had to be cheating clerk allowed information to be spread. That case is still in the courts I believe. It is quite simply intimidation. Just heard Hard right christstain supervisor is trying to dismiss it as someone trying to steal box for the metal. I don't believe that for a minute. There has been a lot of claptrap still down here about stolen election.
From 1990s Sex Scandal to Peddling COVID Disinformation
Brought this up to a guy that was talking about the school. He got so mad he was spiting.
Established in 1844, Hillsdale College a small conservative Christian-based institution, which suffered a major sex scandal in the late 1990s, is now becoming a go-to institute for COVID disinformation. Located in Hillsdale, Michigan, the College, a factory for conservative thought and Christian values, was rocked by a sex scandal in the late 1990s, when George C. Roche III, then president of Hillsdale, was accused by his son of having an affair with his wife. Roche III, called a conservative celebrity and ''a hero to the movement,'' by The Weekly Standard, was forced to resign in disgrace (https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/15/us/scandal-rocks-a-conservative-campus.html).
Some twenty-+ years later, Hillsdale is embroiled in a controversy of a different sort: COVID denial, and peddling disinformation about the pandemic and its variants. To pursue these aims, the institute is establishing an Academy for Science and Freedom, that will operate out of Hillsdales campus in Washington, D.C. According to the Hillsdale website, the Academy aims To educate the American people about the free exchange of scientific ideas and the proper relationship between freedom and science in the pursuit of truth.
But Law And Order did do a show about "Midvale College". Which was not to do with anything in the news. In that one Presidents daughter in law ended up dead and pregnant.
.... at the nexus of insurrectionist John Eastman.
That would be PNAC co-founder, Sarah Palin discoverer, and "Dan Quayle's brain" Bill Kristol's The Weekly Standard, whose alumni have reconvened as NeverTrumpers at The Bulwark.
I hope that the FBI and the courts care to enforce the law when the people who broke the law were likely their usual allies. We have seen how increasingly compromised both the FBI and the justice system have become after only four years of Trump. Another four years would likely put the nail in the coffin.
This must be the drop off box located outside the Jefferson Township Hall on Bird Lake S Rd?
She said SOS and police were notified early Wed.
...with security guards 24/7 IMO. Now should not be the time to leave them out in the open where any MAGAt can vandalize them.
are now requiring. To make voting that much harder and less convenient, particularly for those who are physically challenged.
happening. I'm getting sick to death of this going on and clerks are "scared" and LE won't enforce.
I'd think that mailing via USPS is still a safe option.
is about 300 yards from my house. We just liked idea of drop boxes because they are there round the clock. This just should not be happening. There is a Trump house flags banners directly across street from Twp. hall.
I'll bet the MAGAts wouldn't fool with it there.
than drop box convenience. Mail in ballots are 24 hour drop off, too.
Drop boxes are exactly where shenanigans begin. Not just for voters but for intimidators. And if not under camera, votes can indeed by swiped.
Democratic elections shouldn't be fraught with all this fear and hate drama.
I live in a rather red, rural, small town in Michigan too and not too long ago, a mail carrier was caught stealing from the mail. I use the drop box instead.
If they find the culprits, they should be arrested and charged with it.
Hillsdale college is nothing more than a cultist religion madras