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Thu Aug 27, 2020, 12:28 PM

We'll have to vote in person.

I know many of us wanted to vote by mail during a pandemic, but that seems too risky, now. Louis DeJoy has sabotaged the post office by getting rid of the sorting machines, severely delaying the mail.

I mailed a birthday card to my grandfather with a first class stamp. We live in the same area and it took TWO WEEKS for it to get to him. If it takes two weeks for my mail-in ballot to get to me, it will take at least to weeks to be mailed back for counting. Iím not comfortable with that.

Look, I know many of us are afraid of catching Covid by waiting in line to vote, but we are running out of options. If possible, please vote early in person. I donít mean vote early on Election Day, but go in and vote on an early voting day. Where I live there are usually no lines at early voting locations. No lines means low chance of catching covid. Wear a mask and wash your hands before and after casting your ballot.

If you already requested a mail-in ballot, DO NOT MAIL IT BACK! Odds are it will get delayed and possibly not be counted. Please return your ballot at a sanctioned drop off area. Depending on what your local board of elections says, there are usually drop off boxes and early voting locations you can return your ballot to. Make sure it is filled out correctly!

You should only mail back you ballot as a last resort. If you only have the option of mailing it back, do it as early as possible. My friend is a postal worker. He said the stories about DeJoyís sabotage are true and itís making his job to sort and send mail very difficult. He said if you must mail your ballot in, mail it in very early!

Trumpís supporters are mostly voting in person and are against vote by mail. They are hoping our votes will be thrown out. We canít afford to take any chances.

Please make sure your vote is counted! Another four years of Trump means more covid deaths, more civil unrest, and more fascism.

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Reply We'll have to vote in person. (Original post)
Indyfan53 Aug 2020 OP
StClone Aug 2020 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Aug 2020 #2
PSPS Aug 2020 #3
zebrapa Aug 2020 #4
Arkansas Granny Aug 2020 #5
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #8
pamdb Aug 2020 #6
Indyfan53 Aug 2020 #11
Iwasthere Aug 2020 #7
woodsprite Aug 2020 #9
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #10
lostnfound Aug 2020 #12
mairica Sep 2020 #13

Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 12:30 PM

1. YES! Vote by mail if it's not too late but...

I figured that those SOB's would do this so my wife and I made plans to vote in person no-matter-what.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 12:31 PM

2. AS former FLOTUS said last week....

Pack food for the day. Dress warmly and be safe to wait in line until morning in order to vote.

VOTE early in person in the states that allow it. Hand deliver your mail-in ballot to the address on the final envelop if one can. We must not allow our power to be taken away from us.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 12:31 PM

3. https://iwillvote.com/

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:01 PM

4. Vote in Person

Wear a mask

Wear a face shield

Wear gloves

Social distant

Bring a lawn chair

It's the best way to ensure your vote is counted.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:03 PM

5. I have requested an absentee ballot. When it arrives I will fill it out and deliver by hand

to the County Clerk's office. At least that way I can be in and out and not have to stand in any line. I will not trust my ballot to the mail system.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:19 PM

8. Same here

It will be filled out and returned the next day.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:03 PM

6. Voting


Michigan doesnít have early voting. I assume because the republicans control the house and senate and, until 2018, they had the governorship for 8 years. With the weather we can have, even in early November ( itís been known to snow on Halloween) you would think we could have at least a week, but noooooo. The only reason we are voting by mail is that we are old (68 and 69) both asthmatics and Covid. Even then we are going to take our ballots to the drop box downtown. Assuming itís still there. I just emailed a note to governor Whitmer about trying to get early voting, but, course, republicans.

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Response to pamdb (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 02:26 PM

11. You can vote early in Michigan.

I googled it. It says they have in-person absentee voting, which sounds like an oxymoron.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:05 PM

7. We shou loo d put together an army of volunteers

To walk the mile(s) long lines to assist; with water, sun lotions, umbrellas, food, phone chargers, hats, medical assistance, first aid.... whatevers necessary.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:33 PM

9. I have yet to receive my ballot for the local DE primaries

My family all received their ballots - 3 dem, 1 repub, but I haven't. I checked https://ivote.de.gov/ and it says my ballot was sent out 08/16 and that I'm registered to vote absentee/mail in for the General election. I figured the primary would be a good trial to make sure that it worked.

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 02:21 PM

10. Yes, vote in person! Early if possible

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 03:33 PM

12. Hackable machines vs paper ballots. Depending on the state. Nt

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Response to Indyfan53 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 04:41 PM

13. Wholeheartedly Agree

Early voting is the answer. As soon as early voting opens up, go ahead and do it in person. Leave mail-in voting for those that unable to do so or have underlying health issues that put their health at risk if they contract covid.

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