By: Chris Hanrahan (Bothell, WA)
It is my guess that whenever Donald Trump makes a tweet about Mail In (or at home) voting or ballots, there will be action taken by the Twitter Corporation, a global tech company which prides itself on the functionality of its measly website, twitter.com. You have likely used it before, and you likely even have an account (or more than one).
The tweets from today, on which Twitter took action and inserted their lowly link, were supposed to be meant as a reminder from a Stable Genius Twitter User, to the world. That the voting fraud of the past would have NO PLACE in the election of 2020, even in a pandemic.
Through the implementation of a USA Voter ID, we will bridge the gap between hopeless helplessness and a truly democratic election. Let’s bring more transparency to the way our leaders are elected. Short of the type of changes that a Voter ID would bring, there are many aspects lacking in the media, and the way that State Government conducts the business of voter roll management. Specifically, I am asking how the 50 states each manage the lists of inactive voters. In Clark County, NV, against the advice of the person tasked with actually managing the list, many ballots were sent to addresses in the County. Is the goal to reconcile all the voters lists in all Counties in the Country? How will it be done, and how will fraud happen as a direct result of the sending of these faulty ballots…
Are mailboxes to be used to our advantage? Right now, the person in charge of ALL the mailboxes (the Post Master General) has no idea how he will assure the 2020 election. The truth is, he has never had that plan. It will be a multi-pronged approach, and he depends on the rest of the Government as both a funding source and a source of authorization. Will the election be conducted as “originally intended” this year? Or will drastic modification (timely not only from a long overdue “anti-fraud” angle, but also by new rigorous USA ID Laws) be long-lasting and highly impactful?
The pieces to every “good outcome” for Americans are on the table, or in some Bill, or in some “zoom” meeting that City Council is holding. As observers constituents can put their voice into a post, a “social media post” which is visible to the members of their city council. The platform used to make this post (or more specifically, where it gets shared) can be various and can result in a command over something considered “political discourse” if used for that purpose.
Don’t let the headlines of the moment (especially in these times) ever deter you from having your own opinion pertaining to what your right to vote means to you. The truth is, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others do not have a way of having your best interest in mind, when it comes to deciding what to show you next. Your feed is totally dependent on who you follow (who you are “friends” with) and who follows you, or interacts with you. The posts that appear on the feed “designed” for you, are something that only you and the algorithms decide. So don’t let the way information spreads to you (through these flawed platforms) discourage you from aggressively following the evidence, instead of the controlling headlines which will tell you what to believe.
If voting is to be a lasting part of being an American, we must ensure that the tools of the vote include everything needed to promote Americans to vote safely, securely, and “cheaply” if possible.
On address verification practices:
Facebook uses the USPS for pin verifications, when applying for a “constituent badge” on their “facebook town hall” platform.
They make a list of what is verified.
It is the footprint that matters to them.
All across areas of business, government, and industry, entities and people are listed in lists. Does anyone see the problem with using this method for validating a system of US Elections as it currently bleakly exists?
Change the area of your focus, if it is not on Voter ID, and look into the topic a bit. The facts about fraud (voter fraud) are not widely published, and the most dangerous thing about the nature of the fraud, is that it is professional, and deeply rooted in engrained local political interests. There are groups of muffin men in every County in America who are ready, willing, able (funded, resourced), and planning to interfere in their local politics. It comes down to and commences in the ballot, the exercise of the Right to Vote. As an American I demand a more solid way to Vote in 2020. And I will use my voice to encourage the rest of the Country to stand up and support Voter ID in 2020.