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• Before, you had a few hundred absentee ballots which is no problem.

• Now you are looking at millions of ballots and this, according to the USPS is a major problem.

• That is why the "USPS warned 46 states that it can't guarantee that all mail-in-ballots would arrive on time to be counted."


USPS capacity is not the real problem with mail-n voting. Even if the USPS faithfully delivered every mail-in ballot instantaneously, the biggest problem is still present.

No one at the board of elections has any way of knowing in any reasonable amount of time that

1) The person casting the ballot has a right to vote in that precinct.

2) The person casting the ballot has a right to vote at all.

3) The person casting the ballot has not also voted in person.

4) the person signing the ballot was in fact the person appearing on the voter registration roll.

It is common knowledge that voter registration rolls contain a high number of voters who have died or moved from that address. Just mailing one out to every person on the rolls, puts tens of thousands of official ballots into circulation. So you go to get the mail and find that here is your ballot. But also here is the ballot for the person who has the apartment before you and the one before him. Do you throw out the two extra ballots that aren't you or is there a "better" use available to you?

When you vote in person and show an ID to do so, then all those extra names still on the voter registration rolls, don't make a difference.

Lastly, there is a difference between absentee voting and mail-in voting that is seldom explained to the low information voters.
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