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More American Problems

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The sorts of problems described in the story linked below could be resolved very simply by Congress, which has the authority to regulate election law, but has chosen to abdicate the responsibility, failed to exercise that right, and allowed chaos and pandemonium to ensue by allowing at least 50 different laws, rules, regulations, and more.

By establishing a National Standard Election and Uniform Voting Law which would cover ALL aspects of voting, from registration, to identification, to hours of operation and places of polls, to dates, times, and types of voting methods used, ALL those questions and more would be settled, and uniform nationwide, from state to state, and sea to shining sea.

From Maine to Minnesota, Mississippi to Maryland, Michigan to Arizona, and from Florida to Washington, Georgia to Oregon, and California to Texas to the Carolinas, and all points in between — ONE LAW to govern them all.

We would then begin to have a truly UNITED STATES!

 


2020 Election Faces Unprecedented Amount Of Litigation

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/22/914431067/step-aside-election-2000-this-years-election-may-be-the-most-litigated-yet

Hundreds of lawsuits are already swirling around mail-in voting as campaigns, parties and outside groups try to sort issues both basic and technical — questions such as:

“Must a ballot be received by or just postmarked by Election Day?”

“Can states require a witness for a mail-in ballot?”

“What standards are being used to judge a voter’s signature?”

“Can drop boxes be used to return ballots instead of relying on the U.S. Postal Service?”

Following litigation by the state Democratic Party, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

In some states, such as Pennsylvania, mailed ballots can’t be opened until Election Day — meaning that the count likely won’t be available on election night.

And then, factor in extended deadlines and potential litigation — and it’s quite possible that final official tallies for some key states could possibly remain undecided for days after the election.

“We could have a situation where there is a large number of outstanding ballots on election night, but the president declares the election over, based on the in-person vote and either sows confusion and chaos as a result of that or even takes steps to try to prevent the counting of properly cast absentee ballots. The lesson from Bush versus Gore should have gone well beyond voting machines to the notion that maybe, you know, we should have professionalized and nonpartisan election administration where all of the rules are agreed upon in advance to deal with whatever contingency might arise.”
Dale Ho, Director, Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union

“What happens if it’s a three- or a seven-day deadline, but a whole bunch of ballots arrive after that deadline through no fault of the voters themselves? That’s an area that would be ripe for both litigation and putting off when you know the final results of an election. The bedrock principle of the country, of the democracy, is the peaceful transfer of power based on the results of the election. So calling into doubt the results of an election beyond the contested recount procedures that are available in every state has a long-term detrimental effect on the country.”
Ben Ginsberg, a Republican lawyer who worked for Texas Governor George W. Bush’s Presidential campaign

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