A Lincoln democrat
- Sep 22, 2021
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Real ballots in Harris County
Real Voters - some who have been living in the same house for decades, and some of them voting in every election, motivated enough to vote in primaries
What was all that a few weeks ago where our esteemed collegues were trying to tell me , " no problem , not to worry, not an issue, no big deal, you're overreacting....." ?
I'm not talking about mail-in ballot applications. There is currently a 34% rejection rate of what would otherwise be perfectly valid voters and ballots.
The ID number mixup has confused people to the point that time has run out for many. The primary is on March 1. If a person has recieved their rejected ballot in the last week, there is not enough time to be sure that the ballot will be counted.
This is what I was saying about the Texas state legislature creating 'hoops and hurdles' without actually excluding voters.
There are many people who don't always read the newspaper or watch the news. This story is not often covered in tv news anyway. There will be millions more people trying to vote in October and November this year in Texas. Many of them are unaware that the problem is happening. Many of them will make the same mistake that is occuring now. That means the anti-voting bill passed by the state legislature last summer will achieve its goal. It kicks enough sand in voter's eyes to mislead and confuse them. Some will not try again out of frustration. Some will want to resend their vote but they won't have time if the rejected ballot doesn't arrive on time , like what we are seeing now 34% !! Even if they are not as informed as our distigushed DP members , they still have a right to vote. Is that fair?
Among senior citizens or disabled folks, those who have been rejected will be suddenly faced with having to physically appear at the precinct voting centers. This is not a fair hardship to impose on them. I am not complaining about my situation because I just drive myself to the polls in my county and I won't even notice the difference. I am standing up for the rights of both republican and democratic senior and disabled voters who depend on mail-in voting.