The Democrats have spent every waking hour of the last month fighting back against the perception that massive, mail-in balloting will turn out to be a total debacle in November. Using the same specious logic that they always use when it comes to serious questions of electoral integrity, they insist that we’ve been voting by mail for years in this country, and it’s always been fine. This is both a red herring (the coronavirus means mail-in voting will be dramatically increased this year) and a lie (examples of mail-in problems are numerous…and the list is growing longer by the day.)
Speaking of this last, just read this piece from The Detroit News:
Recorded ballot counts in 72% of Detroit’s absentee voting precincts didn’t match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials in Michigan’s largest county to ask the state to investigate ahead of a pivotal presidential election.
Without an explanation from Detroit election workers for the mismatches, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers requested this week for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office to examine the “training and processes” used in Detroit’s Aug. 4 primary, which one official described as a “perfect storm” of challenges. The board is charged with certifying election results.
In 46% of all Detroit’s precincts — absentee and Election Day — vote counts were out of balance, according to information presented Tuesday to the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. Specifically, the number of ballots tracked in precinct poll books did not match the number of ballots counted.
Yeah. Now multiply that by, oh, 1,000? 5,000? And you have an election that is going to turn the 2000 Bush v. Gore clusterf*ck into a study in democratic temperance.
The Democrats know that this is coming, and they know there’s absolutely nothing that can be done about it. So, they are trying to get out ahead of it. They’re trying to pre-emptively blame Trump for destroying the Post Office, even though that has little or no bearing on the actual problem. They’re trying to claim that he’s lying in wait, ready to dispute the election if he loses. Well, duh! You don’t think Biden is going to dispute his loss amidst all of this chaos?
When Democrats clang the alarm about some perceived problem with our elections, it is justice and democracy. When Republicans do it, it’s voter suppression and racism and general evildoing.
But after you strip away all the media bias, you’re still left with an election that is going to be absolutely dripping with controversy.
What more fitting way to top off this abominable year?