The Soft Bigotry of Mass-Mail-In Ballots


NEW YORK — When the U.S. Civil Rights Commission meets on Friday, it will welcome its newest member. J. Christian Adams is a Justice Department veteran and seasoned ballot-integrity litigant and activist. President Donald J. Trump wisely named Adams to the Commission, to guide it toward sensible work and restrain the far-Left tendencies of its Democrat members and staff.  

Adams should start by scuttling the Commission’s latest project: To weaponize COVID-19 and push universal mail-in ballots, Democrats’ flavor-of-the-month. This spectacularly sloppy practice blasts millions of ballots — requested or not — to every voter on a state’s rolls, even those who have relocated or died. At best, this promises messy results. At worst, this is an on-the-knees plea for vote fraud. 

The Commission will consider a draft report that argues that COVID-19 makes mail-in ballots a medical necessity. These crafty liberals begin with the tragic fact that the often-deadly Chinese virus has weighed especially heavily against blacks and other minorities in general, due to existing medical conditions, subpar medical care, and other woeful factors that ensnare specific patients. From this sad reality, the Commission’s Left infantilizes voters of color and assumes that they cannot handle myriad challenges to casting ballots. The entire paper reeks of what President G.W. Bush called “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

Requiring notarized signatures makes it harder to cast phony ballots. This is too much for Commission Democrats. They complain that voters of color endure a “lack of access to items such as transportation and printers.” The report quotes Representative Marcia Fudge (D – Ohio) who told the Commission: “It is difficult to remain socially distant if voters are forced to find witnesses or notaries to sign their ballots.”

The Commission report also claims that underprivileged voters have trouble acquiring stamps and basic office supplies. The report cites Kristen Clarke, President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She moaned that Ohio’s absentee-ballot request process “presented challenges to many voters, particularly low-income voters, who lack access to printers, postage, or envelopes.”

Asking minority voters to complete change-of-address forms also demands too much of them. As the draft report states: “If they cannot get their absentee ballot applications or ballots mailed to their new or temporary address, minority voters who have moved may have a harder time meeting strict absentee ballot deadliness [sic].”

The Commission should worry primarily about disenfranchisement. Alas, mass-mail-in-ballots are perfect for making votes vanish. According to the USPS’s inspector general, for 2018, “We found that the Postal Service’s nationwide service performance score for Election and Political Mail was 95.6 percent, or slightly below its goal of 96 percent.” 

Imagine that USPS satisfies its own standards and delivers 96 percent of the ballots to which it is entrusted. So, only 4 percent of ballots would disappear. If the same 135,719,982 Americans who voted in 2016 did so again, then a mere 5,428,799 ballots would go astray. This many totally absent ballots could throw the election the wrong way. Given that Hillary Clinton won Minnesota by a margin of 1.52 percent, and Donald J. Trump secured Michigan by just 0.23 percent, a USPS promise to lose just 4 percent of ballots is nauseatingly inadequate.

Unlike the Commission draft, America’s highest-profile authority on the Chinese virus does not believe the pathogen merits an all-mail election.

According to federal COVID-19 guru, Dr. Anthony Fauci, “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person or otherwise.” As he told ABC News on August 14: “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why shouldn’t be able to do that.”

The infirm and those vulnerable to COVID-19 should be free to request absentee ballots, as has been possible for decades. Everyone else should go vote at the polls on Election Day and hope that the COVID cure also eradicates the political pandemic of mass-mail-in ballots.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


Deroy Murdock

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
2 months ago

Time to stop thr fraud in mail-ins. Must be overseas or Military over seas not just lazy people. Get off your buffs and go vote in person.

kbhret
kbhret
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Wilson

The other thing is that a republican oversight committee should oversee each and every returned mail in ballot for authenticity.

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago
Reply to  kbhret

And after the shift ends and the republican oversight committee goes home the globalist $oro$ puppet democrat criminal party will start working and creating and counting millions of mail in votes .

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

I say get the national guard at each counting place, have half and half rats and reps counting! 24 hrs a day guard duty!

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Wilson

Just like the left scumbags to try more BS to steal an election, they know they have to cheat to win. That the Demonrat way.

D MacKAY
D MacKAY
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Wilson

In the Obama years most of the military overseas votes NEVER ARRIVED IN TIME and could not be counted.

Cliff
Cliff
1 month ago
Reply to  D MacKAY

You are correct! The second election of foreign FRAUD obunghole, I had read the plane carrying the ballots experienced “probelms” and crashed.The first “didn’t make it on time ” to the U.S.
More cheating by the corrupt democrat (communist) “party”

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  D MacKAY

SOOOOO now with computers, have a special bldg or tent set up for the guys to vote and personally email it back to a govt office here in the states! For too many years there has always been plane crash with ballots, mailed out late and not returned in time, this list of lies go on! I say NO TALLY TILL ALL MILITARY votes IN AND COUNTED! Its more than PAST TIME ALL THIS BS IS STOPPED!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy Wilson

CAN”T WAS TOLD BY A very NASTY WOMAN WHEN CALLING TO SEE WHERE I WOULD VOTE IN PERSON? HAS BEEN SAME PLACE FOR 20 YRS. BUT ALWAYS CONFIRMED. SHE SAID NO CAN DO. BALLOTS MAILED TO US OCT 5. WE DEPOSIT THEM IN A BOX WHICH WILL BE NOTED ON BALLOT.I SAID I WANT TO VOTE IN PERSON! VERY NASTY SAID I WILL REPEAT THIS AGAIN, YOU CAN’T! I ASKED WHO THEN WILL DO THE COUNTING AND WHERE? WOULD NOT ANSWER. THE PRIMARIES WERE A JOKE. MAILED IN BALLOT AND WAS TOLD TO WAIT 5 DAYS AND GO TO THIS SITE TO CONFIRM MY VOTE WAS IN AND COUNTED. WENT TO SITE, AND WALLA A GLITCH THEY SAID, NEVER SAW OR HEARD WHO WON. GUESS WHO EVER COUNTED THEM PICKED THE WINNER. THIS IN CA, PIGGY AND NEWSCUM (HER NEPHEW) DECLARED WE HAVE TO VOTE BY MAIL! IS IT NOT MY RIGHT TO VOTE IN PERSON? THIS IS PLAN #4 FOR THE FRAUD AND HATE TRUMP GAME! BE VERY AWARE OF THE RATS DOING ANY AND EVERY THING TO MESS UP OUR VOTES. HOW CAN A SO CALLED GOVERNOR SAY WE CAN’T, WHEN THE DR S SAID IT WOULD BE OK?

Kkreu
Kkreu
1 month ago
Reply to  Josephine Lara

Then you should file a lawsuit and use something like the ACLJ to contest the results because there is nothing that shows your vote was even submitted or counted as well as how many others. As well the people who are counting should be represented by equal numbers of both parties to confirm ALL votes that are cast and are valid be counted.

kbhret
kbhret
2 months ago

We don’t use postmark dates to eliminate or void out invalid ballots??????
IRS does on tax returns.

Cliff
Cliff
2 months ago

The “fraud by mail” is just the latest scheme by the democommunists (after the control-us virus scheme is beginning to fail, as well as all the other “attempts”) to steal an election they KNOW they cannot win by electing a has-been politician with demsensia,. and a woman that has let us just say “questionable morals, and ethics”

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Cliff

You must be talking about heels up Harris.

Joseph Vigue
Joseph Vigue
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

JO AND THE HO!

Cliff
Cliff
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

YUPPER!LOL! What a farce. BTW this skank is NOT even eligible. We have another foreign-born fraud OBUNGHOLE scenario. BOTH parents were foreign-born, NOT U.S citizens, so basically she is just another “anchor baby” born to illegals in this country. I believe I read the mother is living in Canada.

scot_belle
scot_belle
2 months ago

My State, WA, has had MAIL-IN VOTING…since before 2004.
That was the year that (R) Rossi, won the Governor’s election,
and the promoters for (D) Gregoire…kept screaming for recounts.
These recounts were done, over and over, eventually coming up
….with enough “FOUND” ballots…to switch-in, Gregoire as Gov.
—————
I found it singularly amazing that so many “lost” ballots existed,
and that ALL of these THOUSANDS of ballots were marked for
…the (D) candidate, Gregoire.

THAT SITUATION, is precisely why, I DON’T TRUST MAIL-IN.
USPS, is NOT the problem. The reality of ALL THE FRAUD IS.

Joseph Vigue
Joseph Vigue
2 months ago
Reply to  scot_belle

And any HONEST person with a frigging BRAIN agrees with you on that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
2 months ago

(“When a federal employee emphatically and repeatedly engages in political behavior while on duty or in the workplace, OSC “Office of Special Counsel” takes that very seriously,) Does that definition given apply to every Congressperson and Senators? They spend many hours daily doing the campaigning part. So, the question is now can we fire them the same way?

MOP
MOP
2 months ago

Mail in voting a recipe for fraud and Chaos. Just what a Communist challenge would prescribe.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  MOP

Especially when the rats control the state. You are told what to do and like it or not! Makes me HATE the rats even more!

Bidenlost 2020
Bidenlost 2020
2 months ago

Its seems like the Black folks do not have to hard of time getting out to protest BLM and Riot why not go voting booth while out and about, we cannot allow Democrats cheat by mail.

scd
scd
2 months ago
Reply to  Bidenlost 2020

While some of what you say may be true, you need to really take a look at the pictures of those criminal rioters and looters and you will see that most of them are not black, they are brain washed white college age nitwits which have been sucked into the destruction to the United States.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  Bidenlost 2020

IN CA newscum has said in mail or no voting. Per a nasty lady at city hall!

Joe Field
Joe Field
2 months ago

If u can go out and protest,riot,beat people up,burn buildings down,and destroy everything, u can go out and vote. We don’t need mail=fraud, just because the dummycraps would’nt have a chance, at winning unless they can cheat somehow. Get your @$$ out to vote, if u want change, were still going to re=elect DJT, in a landslide.

D MacKAY
D MacKAY
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe Field

The list of so called “Reasons” for mail in ballot’s is wierd as most of the resons they give actually justify in person voting and dont really support mail in voting.

D MacKAY
D MacKAY
2 months ago

Mail in voting is were the Leftist Democrats are battling their greatest enemy – “Common Sense”

Truckmant
Truckmant
2 months ago

if they cannot get out how do they get grocery’s or pay bills and what do you need a printer for to vote I worked for senior citizen group for 10 years and they had no problems going where they needed to go there is always public transportation that is usually free to go vote also they made sure there address was up to date and as far as postage mail carries will bring stamps to your mail box all you have is a envelope and the money to put in your box request the stamps so all there reasons are fake also all you have to do to get a absentee ballot and you can do that by phone as long as you can verify who you are and they will send to address on record

lin
lin
2 months ago

Ohio has used absentee ballots for many years without problems. An absentee ballot means a voter must request a ballot be mailed to them. That process eliminates the major problem with vote by mail since ballots are not just mailed to EVERY address on the State’s voter rolls. States and counties are notoriously lazy when it comes to keeping their rolls up to date. Judicial Watch sued several states of that problem. One county in California was found to have one and one half MILLION registered voters who were either deceased or had moved. They found multiple localities that had OVER 100% of their resident population on voter rolls.
Funny it’s only every four years that Democrats worry about their constituents ability to vote. Perhaps if they truly cared they would work with Republicans in the interim to get voter ID’s to the citizens they claim can’t get them on their own.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  lin

Thanks for agreeing the same message I sent months ago! Back when J/W had a court order for CA to clean their rolls. ONLY the 1 with more votes than population was ever shown. mooney balked and newscum will be worse. Its always boxes found in trunks at airport or some other BS! Born and raised here and NEVER EVER were the rats this bad. REALLY there was a time they were for the people!

Jane C Dewberry
Jane C Dewberry
2 months ago

If I were one of those “minority voters” the leftists on the Civil Rights Commission have claimed would have difficulty completing the most minor tasks in the voting process, I’d be insulted at the manner in which they are describing me. The author of the article, Mr. Murdock, is right when he uses a quote from George W, Bush, “the soft bigotry of low expectations”. To lump all minority voters into one group and then claim they don’t have the intelligence to figure out how to go about applying for/filling out/mailing an application for an absentee ballot, among other voting procedures, is what the left always claims is true of those on the right–it’s racist.

Last of the Patriots
Last of the Patriots
2 months ago

Don’t matter. Mail in votes without verification of a registered American citizen can not vote in any election. Only absentee or in person voting counts. So!!!! The big deal about mail in voted ended before it started. Votes don’t count unless you can prove your an American citizen! Other than that, your vote is null and void!!!!!👎👎👎👎👎🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago

I have a card from the city with the instructions on what to do, and its FREE to mail back. BUT I want to know if only Americans can vote why are they printed in some 20 plus different languages? WASTE OF OUR TAX MONEY! And why is it legal for illegals to put and X on their drivers license, if they want to vote? And folks wonder why we can’t out vote the rats? They should NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE! FINE PIGGY AND NEWSCUM>>>>>>>>>>>

Rev. Ronald Roland
Rev. Ronald Roland
2 months ago

Losing ANY valid ballot is unacceptable in an American election, period! As much as I would like to lose all the DDT (Democrat Domestic Terrorists) ballots, I didn’t spend 31 years defending the American right to choose their leadership – no matter how stupid – to see it vanish.
All of the excuses listed can be easily and inexpensively overcome by simply going to the polls and voting. Learn how or lose your vote.
Hopefully all those people will open their eyes and study the candidates and their records. Then the DDT party will vanish like magic.

Marlene
2 months ago

Hey Pelosi, if thousands can take to the streets and protest they can certainly go vote in person. Voters of color are not the morons you are portraying them as. They can vote for their choice the same as anyone else.

William
William
2 months ago

They can drive to the Free Stores, grocery stores, to the liquor stores and gas stations but they can’t drive to the polls to vote. In Ohio you don’t need a printer or envelopes in order to vote absentee, you just need common sense, you do need driver license or SS number.

William
William
2 months ago

Every mail in ballot should have a State ID number or Social Security Number or Driver License Number. If you are dead and still want to vote, you better have a plot number so you can be contacted for your Democratic Party membership card.

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  William

tHAT WAS funny, wILLIAM!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  William

The one sent to me was to fill in ALL the ID info, mail back as the other side had address and no postage needed. BUT everyone who handles it see everything about you! EVERYTHING as if we are all STUPID. But thats CA! Wanna know how many are copied? I could guess cuz I have a mex sur name unfortunately.

Pat Morgan
Pat Morgan
1 month ago

If you can leave the house to go to the beach, pub, Sturgis, lake or riots and vicious protests, you can don the mask, social distance and go to the poll to vote!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Morgan

NOT IN CA newscum and piggy said so. Mail in only!

Don
Don
1 month ago

More democrat cities in disaster — WHY do democrat voters KEEP voting these communist/terrorist allowing democrat politicians in office

Barbie2449
Barbie2449
1 month ago
Reply to  Don

I think it’s because their parents, grandparents and all their friends have ALWAYS voted democrat but they need to wake up and see what that party has become. It’s not the same party that used to be for the American worker. VOTE REPUBLICAN!!! Trump will get us back on track just like he did before the virus.

steveo
steveo
1 month ago

the best idea is to have a notary at the jails where most of them reside anyway.there won’t be any change of addresses there!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 month ago
Reply to  steveo

When were they allowed to vote? I remember they could not vote after being in jail. Law changed?

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Kkreu
Kkreu
1 month ago

So the Democrats want to force everyone to vote by mail and say every vote should count but the post office admits o having a goal to deliver 96% and documented they did not even meet that expectation. So I’d ask them why they do not care for those 4+% of the votes? Those votes could be the same people who they say are always marginalized which are the poor black inner city communities. But this is typical of most of the elitist Democrats. They say one thing and do nothing nor care for these people or their communities. All they want is their votes.

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