After weeks of telling the American people it will be too dangerous to vote, Democrats are flip-flopping.
Some say it’s because they are worried that people won’t fill them out correctly, others claim Democrats just discovered there are not enough Absentee Ballot requests from their voters to beat President Trump.
Writer for Axios, Jonathan Swan wrote “The high disqualification rate for absentee ballots poses a special peril for Democrats.”
Democrats spent the early months of the pandemic urging absentee votes. But as threats of USPS delays, Trump litigation and higher ballot rejection rates become clearer, many are pivoting to promote more in-person voting.
In other words, Trump is right about mail-in ballots.
Around the country, Democrats and operatives are changing their tune.
Paulette Jordan, Democrat candidate for Senate said that she is asking voters to take their mail in ballots to the courthouse. The Collective PAC, which is the largest black-led political action committee is “pivoting.” In a statement to Axios, they said, “We’re shifting away from making plans to vote by mail to voting early in person.”
During the presidential primaries, this year over 550,000 mail-in ballots were rejected.
One of the biggest concerns was a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that backfired on Democrats. In the ruling that did extend the date mail-in ballots could be counted the court also ordered that officials must throw out “naked ballots” that arrive without the inner “secrecy envelops.”
Philadelphia’s top elections official warned that tens of thousands of votes could be thrown away and that the ruling will cause “electoral chaos.”
“While everyone is talking about the significance of extending the mail-ballot deadline, it is the naked ballot ruling that is going to cause electoral chaos,” Lisa Deeley, chair of the Philadelphia city commissioners, wrote in a letter to state legislative leaders urging them to change the law to allow the ballots to be counted.
Translation: The PA Supreme Court Ruling could end up rejected tens of thousands of votes for Joe Biden because Philadelphia is a Democrat fortress.
During the primary the Pennsylvania Department of State told counties to count naked ballots but, the Trump campaign sued and won.
In order for the naked ballots to be counted the State Legislator would need to change the law. Governor Wolf (D) said that he would support the bill however, the Legislator is firmly Republican.
OANN’s Jack Posobiec believes Democrats are “pivoting” their operatives on the ground have discovered the requests for Absentee Ballots in battleground states are not where they need to be to beat President Trump.
The real reason Democrats pivoted so hard to encouraging in-person voting is the Absentee Ballot requests in battleground state are nowhere near where they need
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 24, 2020
The Axios report was also published on the same day that it was announced that military ballots cast for President Trump were found “discarded.”
The US Attorney’s Office Middle District of Pennsylvania reported:
FBI personnel working together with the Pennsylvania State Police have conducted numerous interviews and recovered and reviewed certain physical evidence. Election officials in Luzerne County have been cooperative. At this point we can confirm that a small number of military ballots were discarded. Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time. Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Written by September 24, 2020–