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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:10 PM

In Ohio, a Printing Company Is Overwhelmed and Mail Ballots Are Delayed

Source: NYT

As the presidential election headed into the final stretch in late summer, counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania worried that a deluge of absentee ballot requests would swamp their printing capacity. So dozens of them contracted with Midwest Direct, a Cleveland mailing company.
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In Pennsylvania, for instance, nearly 30,000 ballots sent to voters in Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, went to the wrong addresses.
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Midwest Direct is owned by two brothers, Richard Gebbie, the chief executive, and James Gebbie, the chairman. This summer they began flying a Trump 2020 flag above Midwest Direct’s headquarters on the west side of Cleveland. It was a curious juxtaposition — a company in the business of distributing absentee ballots through the mail showing a preference for a president who has spent months denigrating the practice of voting by mail.

“We have freedom to vote for who we want and support who we want,” Richard Gebbie said in an interview last month. “We fly a flag because my brother and I own the company and we support President Trump.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/us/politics/ohio-mail-ballots-trump.html




The company was until recently flying a “Trump 2020’’ flag over its Cleveland headquarters. The problems it has had underscore the stress that mail voting has put on the nation’s election process amid the pandemic.

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ffr Oct 16 OP
NorthOf270 Oct 16 #1
EarthFirst Oct 16 #3
Journeyman Oct 16 #4
Raven123 Oct 16 #5
Iwasthere Oct 16 #2
msongs Oct 16 #6
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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:11 PM

1. Why is a third party printing ballots?

Aren't these done in house?

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Response to NorthOf270 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:39 PM

3. Yes; third party printing is a major source of balloting...

Happened in Rochester; NY with 100,000 absentee ballots destined for New York City.

Wrong names and return addresses on the return Envelope.

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2020/09/30/rochester-printer-sent-out-100-000-misprinted-ballots-new-york-city/3584904001/

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Response to NorthOf270 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:46 PM

4. Too big a job for a government in-house printer . . .

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Response to NorthOf270 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:47 PM

5. Good question. Their website says they print ballots for multiple states

Another “successful” GOP facilitated public-private partnetship.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:26 PM

2. Uh.... Conflict of interest?

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:02 PM

6. sounds like intentional fraud or something does it not? nt

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:31 AM

7. Criminal malfeasance meets 'we suck at the sweetheart job we got'.

They straddle the line, then do si do over it, back and forth, to avoid criminal charges.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:49 PM

8. Sabotage the Post Office. Sabotage the ballots. Sabotage voting rights.

Sabotage the Post Office. Sabotage the ballots. Sabotage voting rights.

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