Clearly, the Governor’s standard in making these decisions is whatever he feels like — and whatever best conforms to his partisan political agenda — on a given day.
ITEM #4: As you’d expect, the left is already circling the wagons in defense of the bill. Matthew Dowd, mentioned above, is just one of many examples.
As we’ve noted several times before, the fact that mail-in voting increases the risk of voter fraud has long been recognized across party lines. It’s only recently that Democrats and their friends in the press have made it a partisan issue in order to advance their own interests.
A bipartisan report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform, which was chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and James Baker III, found that “vote buying schemes are far more difficult to detect when citizens vote by mail.” And even the New York Times acknowledged that “there is a bipartisan consensus that voting by mail ... is more easily abused than other forms.”
Now, Mark Levin has discovered yet more evidence of this bipartisan consensus, and discussed it on his show this week. As the show’s synopsis reads: “Democrats Jerry Nadler and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz have both gone on the record years ago to say that paper ballots are highly susceptible to fraud. Yet, the Democrats are pushing for voting by mail with paper ballots, not with voting machines that leave a paper trail.”
You can listen to the show here.
ITEM #5: By the way … did you see this?
“A government investigation concluded that the United States Postal Service ‘improperly coordinated’ with a postal workers union that supported Hillary Clinton's campaign.
“The investigation, as documented in a report from the Office of Special Counsel, said the USPS granted employees union leave time off, at the request of the union, to do political activity — which OSC concluded was a ‘systematic violation’ of a law regarding the political activity of federal employees.
“The report said the practice was longstanding, perhaps ranging as far back as the 1990s.”
But yes, we should all feel confident that the Postal Service will perform its crucial role in an all-mail voting scheme with complete honesty, diligence and fairness.
ITEM #6: Democrats and their media parrots like to argue that concerns over mail-in voting are overblown and politically motivated. They claim there’s no reason to believe that when put into practice, it will actually lead to any problems.
Well, one reporter decided to put it to the test. Writing for Townhall, Beth Baumann shares an illuminating story:
“A reporter from WRDW in Pennsylvania decided to conduct an experiment. The reporter's team set up a PO Box and mailed numerous sets of fake ballots all across Philadelphia. The idea was to simulate people returning ballots to the local election office. They initially mailed 100 mock ballots. Two days later, they mailed another 100 ballots. The PO box was checked a week later.
“When the reporter opened up the PO box, there was a slip saying the box owner had to pick up the mail from behind the counter. When the reporter went to retrieve the mail, the postmaster told him there was nothing back there.
“‘I don't see anything there for you,’ the woman behind the counter said.
“The reporter eventually talked to a manager, explained what they were doing and suddenly she found a box of mock ballots that were ‘somewhere else.’
“As the reporter went through the mail, it was discovered they obtained two pieces of someone else's mail, including a birthday card.
“The worst part: 21 percent of all the mock ballots hadn't materialized after four days. The first batch, which had been sent out a week prior, also had some ballots missing.
"‘So out of our 100 ballots, 97 arrived, which sounds pretty good, unless you consider the fact that means that three people that tried to vote by mail in our mock election were, in fact, disenfranchised by mail,’ the reporter stated.
“Three percent may not sound like a lot, but it can be pivotal, especially when elections are close.”
Just imagine the consequences if this were to be played out across an entire state — or, indeed, the entire country.
ITEM #7: Even if one grants that mail-in voting won’t intentionally be manipulated (a highly dubious premise, but let’s go with it for the sake of argument), there are serious practical problems with such an approach.
Here’s Laxalt again from his op-ed:
“[T]here are significant procedural and logistical challenges that would come with trying to effectively implement such a dramatic electoral overhaul in a high-stakes presidential election year. New York state’s recent primary debacle, in which the huge influx of mail-in ballots led to disaster in trying to determine the results, should serve as a warning to other states — including Nevada, where the secretary of state’s office has fewer than five investigators assigned to protecting our elections — of the kinds of problems that may well ensue this November as a result of taking a similar path. The more states that go down the mail-in road, the more likely it becomes that the entire nation will be plunged into confusion and chaos this fall.”
For more on the New York disaster, check out this piece from Michael Goodwin, who reports that, “Five weeks after the Democratic primaries, no winners have been declared.”
Do Nevadans understand the disaster Democrats have just set our state up for?
As President Trump tweeted, “Nevada has zero infrastructure for mail-in voting. It will be a corrupt disaster if not ended by the courts. It will take months, or years, to figure out.”
ITEM #8: Here at Morning in Nevada PAC, we’re doing our part to make sure it doesn’t come to that.
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ITEM #9: Of course, one of the many casualties of the Governor’s inconsistent approach to dealing with COVID was the 6th Annual Basque Fry, which was to be held this coming Saturday, August 8.
As Laxalt noted in announcing the Basque Fry’s cancellation:
“Although we felt confident that we could safely hold the Basque Fry and CPAC West this year, Governor Sisolak’s panicky, erratic, incoherent and patchwork approach to COVID-19 has left us with no feasible way to do so.”
“I don’t think anything good comes out of a midnight, weekend special session to fundamentally alter our election.” ― Morning in Nevada PAC President Adam Laxalt
"Universal mail-in ballots is going to be a great embarrassment to our country." ― President Donald Trump