The Honest Elections Project association warns that the postal system in many states is not prepared to receive and adequately count a large number of ballots.
In addition to the collapse already announced, changes in procedures are being sought by states without sufficient time to develop viable systems.
The Honest Elections Project once again issues a disturbing report.
It mentions that recent events in states across the country confirm the fears that the presidential election will become embroiled in controversy, jeopardizing the election’s legitimacy.
In July, when the promotion of postal voting began to take effect, the association had already warned that this methodology applied on a large scale would waste resources and create a risk of complications such as fraud.
“Almost everything we warned of happened in multiple states throughout the primaries,” a new supplement to the report says, according to Fox News. “Rather than learn from these mistakes, many states are repeating them.”
An NPR report announced that more than 550,000 mail ballots were rejected in this year’s primaries, while the 2016 general election saw no more than 320,000. So the number of rejections in the 2020 general election is expected to be overwhelming.
According to the New York Election Board, more than 84,000 ballots (25 percent of the total) sent by mail in the city’s primary were annulled.
That means 84,000 people had their right to vote frustrated, The Post reported.
President Trump said about the New York primary, “New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing—a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA.”
New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing – a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
The report’s new criticisms point primarily to Democratic groups’ demands that force states to change ballots’ timing. Such changes could result in a late or miscount of votes that would otherwise be invalid.
“Uncertainty and last-minute rule changes amplify the risk of post-election delays and litigation that could drag on for weeks, calling into question the outcome of the election and possibly forcing states to miss the deadline for participation in the Electoral College, disenfranchising millions,” the association said.
The Honest Elections Project’s executive director, Jason Snead, told Fox News that regardless of the intent or cause of the problems, the optimal way to ensure transparency in elections is for voters to go in person to cast their ballots. Only those who really cannot go to public places for health reasons should be allowed mail-in ballots.
Otherwise, “the tension in the system will be tremendous,” Snead warned.