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Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic

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Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

An agreement that makes it easier for Rhode Island residents to vote by mail during the pandemic will remain in place after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an effort by Republicans to block it.

The agreement allows Rhode Islanders to vote in two upcoming elections without requiring voters to fill out mail-in ballots before two witnesses or a notary. That requirement was already suspended for the presidential primary that took place June 2.


In its one-page order, the high court said that in this case, state officials were defending what is already the status quo from the last election, "and many Rhode Island voters may well hold that belief."

Well it's just one state, and RI had already suspended this provision for the primaries. But as the Republicans amp up their attacks on mail-in voting, we can probably expect more court battles over it. Though the clock is ticking.
 

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Yes, this doesn't look like it has potential for problems at all...

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Yes, this doesn't look like it has potential for problems at all...

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Why cut the caption off?


Caption for the above photo: A voter places a ballot in a secure box in Providence, R.I., in June for the state's presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court says the state can suspend its witness or notary requirement to vote by mail in the fall elections.
Steven Senne/AP
 

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Why cut the caption off?


Caption for the above photo: A voter places a ballot in a secure box in Providence, R.I., in June for the state's presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court says the state can suspend its witness or notary requirement to vote by mail in the fall elections.
Steven Senne/AP



You had to get your vote notarized?

That seems above and beyond. Glad they did away with that.
 

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Notice how the people always hair-pulling about voter fraud never provide any meaningful evidence of it? It's "oh, there was this one guy in this local election" or "oh, this stupid Trumipst voted twice for Trump to counter delusions of 'millions of illegals' voting".

[FONT=&quot]The Bush DOJ came up with either 86 or 87 cases of technically invalidly cast ballot, but not fraudulently cast ballots, after searching from 2003-2007. Another thing I wish I could remember the link to came up with about 30-40 cases of actual prosecuted vote fraud over some period of time I don't recall, but in national elections, and only about 30% of them were convicted.
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In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud - The New York Times

It's not a thing.



If it was, the Bush DOJ would have found it. If it's a brand new thing, newspapers would be positively clogged with stories of people who were turned away at that ballot box because their name was already crossed off the list, someone having fraudulently voted in their place.

If was a thing, the voter suppression cheerleaders would present something other than dead people on voter rolls: they'd present proof that votes were cast in their names. Instead it's just fear mongering and a smattering of innocent factoids you're supposed to assume the worst about.
 

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Yes, this doesn't look like it has potential for problems at all...
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Why cut the caption off?


Caption for the above photo: A voter places a ballot in a secure box in Providence, R.I., in June for the state's presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court says the state can suspend its witness or notary requirement to vote by mail in the fall elections.
Steven Senne/AP

The content of the caption is why the caption was omitted. They like to play dirty.
 

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You had to get your vote notarized?

That seems above and beyond. Glad they did away with that.

It was witnesses OR notarized. They one time I voted absentee in my state, I had to have two witnesses witness me fill out the ballot, put it in envelop, seal it and then all 3 of us had to sign the certification on the back of the envelope across the seams
 

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It was witnesses OR notarized. They one time I voted absentee in my state, I had to have two witnesses witness me fill out the ballot, put it in envelop, seal it and then all 3 of us had to sign the certification on the back of the envelope across the seams

... so, you posted a picture of someone's vote being photographed, witnessed, etc, so you could prove problems with voting, that you yourself did not have.

Sounds legit.



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Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR



Well it's just one state, and RI had already suspended this provision for the primaries. But as the Republicans amp up their attacks on mail-in voting, we can probably expect more court battles over it. Though the clock is ticking.

The Supreme Court is consistently giving us symbolic victories and ruling against us in every election case that involves a critical swing state. I'm sure the Supreme Court will be happy to let us know that California, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York are also allowed to vote by mail.

Gee, thanks SCOTUS!
 

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... so, you posted a picture of someone's vote being photographed, witnessed, etc, so you could prove problems with voting, that you yourself did not have.

Sounds legit.



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I haven't post a picture of anything. You need your meds adjusted
 

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I haven't post a picture of anything. You need your meds adjusted
It was the editorial use of the word you. I make no distinction between one right winger or another.




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Notice how the people always hair-pulling about voter fraud never provide any meaningful evidence of it? It's "oh, there was this one guy in this local election" or "oh, this stupid Trumipst voted twice for Trump to counter delusions of 'millions of illegals' voting".

[FONT=&quot]The Bush DOJ came up with either 86 or 87 cases of technically invalidly cast ballot, but not fraudulently cast ballots, after searching from 2003-2007. Another thing I wish I could remember the link to came up with about 30-40 cases of actual prosecuted vote fraud over some period of time I don't recall, but in national elections, and only about 30% of them were convicted.
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In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud - The New York Times

It's not a thing.



If it was, the Bush DOJ would have found it. If it's a brand new thing, newspapers would be positively clogged with stories of people who were turned away at that ballot box because their name was already crossed off the list, someone having fraudulently voted in their place.

If was a thing, the voter suppression cheerleaders would present something other than dead people on voter rolls: they'd present proof that votes were cast in their names. Instead it's just fear mongering and a smattering of innocent factoids you're supposed to assume the worst about.

Removing dead people, or those who no longer live in the district from the roster, is not voter suppression either.
It's just fear-mongering.
 

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It was the editorial use of the word you. I make no distinction between one right winger or another.




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I still didn't post "a picture of someone's vote being photographed, witnessed, etc," nor did I say a thing about "problems with voting, that you yourself did not have" and you still need your meds adjusted.
 

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I still didn't post

This guy doesnt understand the editorial use of the word "you".

Must be a Ben Shapiro fan.



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Why cut the caption off?


Caption for the above photo: A voter places a ballot in a secure box in Providence, R.I., in June for the state's presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court says the state can suspend its witness or notary requirement to vote by mail in the fall elections.
Steven Senne/AP

The issue isn't exclusively the box, but what goes into the box.
But Rhode Island controls its own elections, so I guess they can change their rules as they wish.
 

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Why cut the caption off?


Caption for the above photo: A voter places a ballot in a secure box in Providence, R.I., in June for the state's presidential primary. The U.S. Supreme Court says the state can suspend its witness or notary requirement to vote by mail in the fall elections.
Steven Senne/AP

Yup, there's nothing wrong with secure drop boxes. Colorado uses them all the time, I really like them.
 

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The Supreme Court is consistently giving us symbolic victories and ruling against us in every election case that involves a critical swing state. I'm sure the Supreme Court will be happy to let us know that California, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York are also allowed to vote by mail.

Gee, thanks SCOTUS!

The courts are saying that states control their own elections. There aren't exceptions for swing states.
That's the beauty of the Electoral College.
 

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If Rhode Island wants to permit mail in voting, they should pass legislation and the Governor should sign it. Procedures should be included in that legislation and if there are issues, it should be resolved.
 

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This guy doesnt understand the editorial use of the word "you".

Must be a Ben Shapiro fan.



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Still didn't post anything you allege I posted.
 

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Still didn't post anything you allege I posted.
Yikes, no understanding of the editorial you.

Thats 3 posts in a row. Congratulations, that takes a special kind of person.




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Yikes, no understanding of the editorial you.

Thats 3 posts in a row. Congratulations, that takes a special kind of person.




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Still never posted or stated anything you allege
 

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Notice how the people always hair-pulling about voter fraud never provide any meaningful evidence of it? It's "oh, there was this one guy in this local election" or "oh, this stupid Trumipst voted twice for Trump to counter delusions of 'millions of illegals' voting".

[FONT="]The Bush DOJ came up with either 86 or 87 cases of technically invalidly cast ballot, but not fraudulently cast ballots, after searching from 2003-2007. Another thing I wish I could remember the link to came up with about 30-40 cases of actual prosecuted vote fraud over some period of time I don't recall, but in national elections, and only about 30% of them were convicted.
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In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud - The New York Times

It's not a thing.



If it was, the Bush DOJ would have found it. If it's a brand new thing, newspapers would be positively clogged with stories of people who were turned away at that ballot box because their name was already crossed off the list, someone having fraudulently voted in their place.

If was a thing, the voter suppression cheerleaders would present something other than dead people on voter rolls: they'd present proof that votes were cast in their names. Instead it's just fear mongering and a smattering of innocent factoids you're supposed to assume the worst about.

Well, it does raise a question: How would one find out about voter fraud if it does occur?

For example, let us pretend after you mailed off your ballot, your postman, who delivers your mail and knows that you vote Democratic takes your ballot home with him and shreds it. Or the Registrar of voters takes your ballot and puts it in a bin and does not count it.

How would you be able verify if your vote was either properly counted or improperly discounted?
 

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Still never posted or stated anything you allege
Vote by mail for thee, nonexistent vote by mail problems for we.

This guy just doesnt get it.

Someone help him.


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Vote by mail for thee, nonexistent vote by mail problems for we.

This guy just doesnt get it.

Someone help him.


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Still never posted a thing you falsely claimed I did.
 

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Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR



Well it's just one state, and RI had already suspended this provision for the primaries. But as the Republicans amp up their attacks on mail-in voting, we can probably expect more court battles over it. Though the clock is ticking.

Good news. Anyone that supports making it more difficult for registered voters to exercise their civic duty is un-American.
 
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