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Sat May 30, 2020, 01:00 PM

It's not fraud but the voters' will that Trump fears

By Sid Schwab / Herald columnist

Even diehard Trumpists in our state (Washington) know he’s lying about vote-by-mail. We’ve done it, scandal-free, for years.

His claim that it’s rife with fraud is absurd, so much so that you’d think the aforementioned delusionaries would wonder: If he lies so blatantly about this, maybe the people calling him a constant, pathological liar are right.

Unless it wasn’t covered on Fox “news,” Trumpists also know the only fraud related to mailed ballots was in the 2016 election, in North Carolina, where Republican operatives collected ballots from trusting people in Democratic districts, promising to turn them in, saving them the trouble. The ballots were squirreled.

Why are Trump and Trumpists afraid of vote-by-mail? Most studies have shown it favors neither party; in fact, by making it easier for older folks to vote, and since older folks tend to vote conservative, some studies have suggested an advantage for Republicans. Wherefore, then, the obvious lies?

Simple: Voting by mail foils Republicans’ time-tested tools of voter suppression and deceit. Closing or understaffing polling places in Democratic districts, limiting hours — favorite forms of chicanery in red states — become irrelevant. Hacking voting machines, in which Moscow Mitch knows Russians have dabbled but refuses to act, and the ease of which has been demonstrated by children, goes away. Software-based vote-switching disappears, too. And mailed ballots can be reviewed, which, lacking paper records, most voting machines don’t allow; especially those preferred by red states, manufactured by Republican-donor companies like Diebold. By neutralizing GOP voter suppression, voting by mail provides more opportunity for everyone, even Democrats. Mystery solved.

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/schwab-its-not-fraud-but-the-voters-will-that-trump-fears/?utm_source=DAILY+HERALD&utm_campaign=8ad6122ac8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81d073bb4-8ad6122ac8-228635337

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Sat May 30, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. Great article, but ...

When have 'children' hacked voting machines?

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Sat May 30, 2020, 01:39 PM

2. K&R Excellent posting.

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