Voting by Mail: 6 Shocking Reasons Your Vote May Never be Counted
by Craig Huey – August 20, 2020
Voting by mail does not guarantee your will vote will ever be counted.
Voting by mail actually increases the possibility that your vote will not count.
Some must vote by mail, there is no other way.
But those who can vote in person should do so.
6 Shocking Reasons Your Vote May Not be Counted. You Should Know:
1. If you put a stamp onto your ballot envelope and mail it, it does not guarantee it will arrive to the voter registration office.
In fact, between an estimated 2 – 4% of all first-class mail disappears.
It’s been that way for at least 40 years, maybe longer.
It’s not Trump.
It’s not the Postmaster General.
It’s not removing inefficient and antiquated machines.
It’s the bloated postal bureaucracy.
It vanishes because of post office bureaucracy inefficiencies.
In an election, if 3% of 140 million people who mail in the ballot and they get lost in the mail…not counted as a vote, that’s 4.2 million missed ballots.
This election more people will vote by mail than ever before. In pro-Socialist states, like California and 12 other states plus Washington D.C., everyone gets a mail-in ballot and it’s hard to find a polling location.
The states pay for the postage, but they do not use a stamp. It is considered a preprinted Endicia.
Preprinted Endicia means even less deliverability and possibly as high as 5 – 10% are lost in the mail.
For 140 Million people, 7 % of uncounted votes would be 9.8 million.
Remember in the last Presidential election in the key swing states, President Trump won those states by 80,000 votes.
2. Why does some mail not get to the voter registrar’s office?
There are a number of other reasons your vote may never be counted.
- Some mail is destroyed in the mail process
- Some mail is delivered to the wrong address
- Some mail will be thrown away (by postal employees) at a Postal center…it happens often
- Or, the local postal delivery person may toss some or all the mail in the trash.
- If the person picking up the mail knows it’s a ballot, they may attempt to suppress a certain type of vote they personally oppose.
- Opportunities for these situations arise when little supervision and oversight is given, and the employee would like to cut down on workload.
3. In many states, it is required the ballots be delivered to the voter official’s office within 3-days for count. Anything received later will not be counted.
Yet, delays in delivery are common, even in first-class mail.
Your vote won’t be counted if it’s late.
4. Some states have as much as 12 days, but you must vote early if by mail.
Then there is the issue of the mail-in ballots themselves, which can lead to fraud and not involve the post office at all.
- Mail-in ballots are sometimes sent to the wrong address
- People who have died receive mail-in ballots
- People who have moved receive mail-in ballots. Some are forwarded…some go to the new occupant
- People in apartment complexes can pick-up the mail-in ballot from the mailbox or trash
- Sometimes there is double or triple registration of the same person
- Some ballots are delivered to people in the hospital
- Some are delivered to people in nursing homes
5. And then there is the issue of illegal registration and delivery of mail.
- Anyone can register online in some states.
For example, a previous copywriter of my ad agency registered her dog and used the office address. Obviously, it is illegal for a dog to vote. When no I.D. is required, anyone can register and register someone other than a person.
One lady found her dead cat was receiving ballots.
- In some states, like California, if you are not a legal citizen, you may be registered if you accidentally filled in the wrong box at the DMV.
- The DMV’s many other problems include voter lists which are not vetted properly.
6. With ballot harvesting, it makes it easier for the harvester to use any of these problems, compromise the election and no one would know.
Voter fraud is made easy without having strict voter ID and checking of the signatures in a very clear and formal manner.
That’s why you should vote in person if possible. Otherwise you increase your chance of your vote not counting.
If not, send in your ballot early. Then check with the Secretary of State’s office. Almost all states will tell you if they received your vote online.