Universal Mail-In Ballots: The Domestic Abuser’s Best Friend

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NEW YORK — A voting booth should be as confidential as a confessional. A mail-in ballot is wide open to filial force, peer pressure, and workplace bullying. Crooked Democrats demand this 7th inning rule change nationwide. 

Back in March 2018, Hillary Clinton speculated that she lost for president because nasty men, who hate her, forced women to support Donald J. Trump.

Democrats “don’t do well with married, white women,” Hillary said. “And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.” 

Hillary’s claim generated derisive laughter and a well-deserved sense that she believes women cannot think for themselves. 

But Hillary’s point is not entirely baseless. 

Just as some men beat women, others tell them how to vote. (And some henpecked men surely suffer likewise.) As long as local precincts let people vote in secret, however, such embattled Americans can escape such relationship woes and privately endorse the candidates and causes they choose, not those inflicted upon them.

Alas, universal mail-in ballots bomb this safe harbor to smithereens.

“Unfortunately, survivors of intimate partner violence may be unable to make their voices heard in November due to barriers in the voting process, including fear of potential retaliation,” the liberal Center for American Progress’ Danielle Root wrote in 2018. “And for survivors who vote absentee and thus complete their ballots at home, voter privacy may be more difficult to guarantee, as abusers may have greater ability to access and monitor a survivors vote selection.”

Imagine that Mr. Jones tells his wife, “Your mail-in ballot better say Biden, or I’ll smack you.” Mrs. Jones cannot go to the polls and cast her ballot as she wishes. Instead, that woman’s right to choose will be crushed. She will have no choice but to complete her ballot, let her live-in monster inspect it, confirm that she voted as he wanted, and then let him post it. Mrs. Jones could so little but lament her disenfranchisement.

Ditto Mr. Smith, whose wife insists on seeing if he voted “for The Donald” before grabbing his mail-in ballot, screaming, “You better have!” and then marching down to the Post Office to send it in — complete with the decisions that her suffering husband would have negated, had he voted in person.

Political harassers likewise could prey upon the elderly. Unscrupulous caregivers and cruel family members could perpetrate this on an individual level (“OK, Grandpa: Before you get your insulin, let’s see your ballot.”) This already happens on an industrial scope at nursing homes. This electoral elder abuse is called “granny harvesting.”

How about America’s thoroughly politicized campuses — where Cancelistas shout down or shut down conservative speakers? Leftist dorm-mates could corner outnumbered conservatives and command them to display their votes. Far-Right paranoia? Try to visualize a dozen College Republicans ganging up on a lone liberal for an impromptu ballot inspection. No, I cannot picture that, either.

Mass mail-in ballots also invite heavy-handed workplace tactics. Bosses or labor bosses could organize office- or factory-wide pow-wows where employees must arrive with their ballots and learn how to vote “the right way.” And for those who resist? “I was considering you for that promotion, Maria. But your ballot gives me doubts.”

Coercion aside, universal mail-in ballots threaten to silence millions. The U.S. Postal Service aspires to deliver 96 percent of political mail accurately. USPS would consider itself mission-compliant if as much as 4 percent of mail-in ballots went astray and never got tabulated. With some 80 million mail-in ballots expected in circulation, up to 3.2 million could go missing before USPS fretted. This Democrat formula for mass disenfranchisement easily could throw the race for the presidency one way or the other.

Couple this terrifying reality with mass-mail-in ballots’ War on Voter Privacy, and this entire scheme becomes yet another defective product from the Democrat bad-idea factory.

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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TruSkeptik
TruSkeptik
13 days ago

“But Hillary’s point is not entirely baseless.” Ummm, yes it is, just like psychosis. 

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
13 days ago
Reply to  TruSkeptik

I have counselled women whose husband filled their ballots out for them, made them sign it and took it to the PO himself. It does happen~~ maybe more often than we think. In-person voting is the only way to assure secret choices. But then, there’s always the voting machines “acting up” and voting for just one candidate. Both things are a reality~~ the only safe vote is at the polls with a paper ballot to fill in and put in the box personally.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
13 days ago

Haven’t figured out how to do your MODERATOR job on this site yet??? You can START by canning ALL of the SPAM CRAP that shows up here MORESO than real comments, GET ER DONE!

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
13 days ago
Reply to  Frank W Brown

Their way to win the dead must vote been done before.

Doris Lauter
Doris Lauter
13 days ago

Anyone with a scanner and printer could print millions of copies and fill them out. The only safe way is to vote in person and be checked in and you can only vote once. They should have only one precinct to vote in so those Democrats can’t go from place to place to vote like they did last time.

Gerald S Ladd
13 days ago
Reply to  Doris Lauter

That’s exactly what the left doesn’t want!

John Strom
John Strom
13 days ago
Reply to  Gerald S Ladd

That would deprive their illegal ‘homies’ of being able to vote and those New York City Eskimos could only vote once. They also like to vote in Florida at least once more.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
13 days ago
Reply to  Gerald S Ladd

They want to control the vote by lies and non americans voting .

Douglas Kelly
13 days ago
Reply to  Gerald S Ladd

no they certainly don’t want that because it would curtail their minions from voting multiple times.

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
13 days ago

If TNN doesn’t fix their “moderating” woes, I will no longer subscribe! I’ve written informative comments with no vulgar language and no hatred, yet I’ve been “moderated” numerous times. It seems like TNN doesn’t want information shared on this site.

Jo Nanni
Jo Nanni
13 days ago

This is considered journalism?? So lets use battered women to get votes huh. The most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!!
Shame on you!!

Tim
Tim
13 days ago

Hillary should go to hell!!! She always has an excuse. It is everyone’s fault but her own. So, shut the hell up!!!!!

John Strom
John Strom
13 days ago
Reply to  Tim

She misses her trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico to have sex with young girls while Slick Willy does the same. These are two pigs wallowing in the same pig sty.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
13 days ago

It’ll be interesting to see whether battered spouse rates increase in cities that allow this nonsense.

Truth
Truth
13 days ago

Dems assume (rightful so) that conservatives are law abiding good citizens who won’t cheat like they do. But, what if conservatives do cheat? This whole scheme could backfire on them in a big way. Just saying, whats good for the goose is good for the gander. Conservatives can harvest votes, vote more than once and have dead people vote too. Not exactly the route I’d want to go, but when in Rome.

Terry
13 days ago

VOTE in person, end this madness.

John Strom
John Strom
13 days ago
Reply to  Terry

Voting IN PERSON should be the law for ALL Federal elections. States can run the elections for their local/state offices and propositions but ALL federal elections should be by going to the polls except those serving overseas. NO absentee voting. Present proof of citizenship [federally approved not state] and vote on a Paper Ballot – no voting machines. No mail in ballots. No illegals or convicted felons can vote.

Douglas Kelly
13 days ago
Reply to  John Strom

Damned straight all voting must be ‘in person’ by a registered voter, proof of citizenship which is a given if one is registered in a state to vote. No mail-in ballots should be accepted.

If people can’t be bothered to drag their lazy butts to the polling place, then they just don’t get to vote.

Patronizing everyone as the government and Democrats tend to do leads to the behavior one would expect. Child-like citizens who cannot think for themselves.

American Patriot
American Patriot
13 days ago

why do you think the State of Washington has been under demoncrat/socialist control for 4 decades? look at this state … this is what socialism / communism does to society.
it is pathetic.

John Strom
John Strom
13 days ago

Vote by Mail is the ONLY way Democrats can win. They don’t have a candidate, they’re on the wrong side of the issues and they don’t have the support of the Independents who are the winning factor in all races.

What Democrats DO have is a willingness to cheat, steal, threaten, coerce and lie. They ARE the government bureaucracies that run our elections. It’s no secret why the entire west [left] coast is Democrat – we have Vote by Mail and Democrats will do whatever it takes to win including rounding up the homeless and drunks, bribing them with booze or cigarettes, hauling them to the polls for them to vote and even keeping the polling places open after the 8PM deadline to vote. Democrats have one more ‘quality’ working for them, the are WITHOUT SHAME. Nothing is too outrageous for a Democrat. Witness the riots, looting, vandalism throughout the country – ALL under the control of Democrats.

Stephen
Stephen
13 days ago

In life the only honest way to live is to show up. Especially when your country needs you.
Try to imagine circumstances during WW2. Everything was rationed. Most of the men were in the military and many of the women manned the factories building the weapons and war materials to keep the men fighting. They had one united goal win the war. If you
told those people to buy bonds, many bought bonds. If their country needed them to vote they voted.

The Communists have worked tirelessly for for more than 50 years undermining our culture and allegiance to our country in anticipation of one day having this election. If the
Democrat party wins this election, it may be the last meaningful election we will have as a
nation. We cannot undo their damage, and we aided and abetting in our own demise.

What we can do today is delay what may be inevitable the collapse of our nation. The reason there is so much ranchor and dischord right now is our enemies have pulled out the stops to defeat our President. He desperately needs us and we desperately need him. Together we might for awhile rescue our nation. Neither of us can do this alone.

Pray, Vote, encourage those you know to support the President to do the same. When we pledge allegiance to the flag to tell everyone we love and honor our nation. We must do much more. We must Pray, Vote, and fight the good fight because this is our time,our hour to stand up for liberty freedom and justice for all.

Douglas Kelly
13 days ago
Reply to  Stephen

Well said and appreciated. I would hope everyone knows and understands how crucial this election really is. If the good guys lose this one, then it’s all over for us and our republic.

Daisy
Daisy
13 days ago

The Dems are desperate to have mail-in voting. Of course they are. This is the only way they can win. They will lie, cheat, steal and even murder for power. Mail-in voting should never be allowed. We have it in California and the Dems hold every major office and have a strangle-hold on this state. They bragged that they took over Orange County districts in order to take over the House of Reps, and that is because they cheated. If you want to vote Republican you have to go to the polls. Otherwise your ballots will be “lost”.

Mike
Mike
13 days ago

Thank You

Sandra Barnes
Sandra Barnes
13 days ago

Trump will win in a landslide, and then the evil Dems will delay the vote count and then come out stating,no Trump didn’t win, the ballots show that Joe Biden did.. and in the meantime, they will push Trump out and have Nancy Pelosi running the government in his place until the count is done. This is their evil plan. It all has to be stopped.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
13 days ago
Reply to  Sandra Barnes

Pelosi must never be president by lieing or voter fraud caused by her or cohorts.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
13 days ago

Hillary has lost all sense of judgement. Lost but can not accept the loss as hers.

Douglas Kelly
13 days ago

Mail in voting is an invitation to fraud. Not to be confused with Absentee voting as many military persons have to do.

I truly cannot believe Americans are so passive that they would allow mail in voting on a ballot mailed to them, since such a method means ballots would be sent to “addressee” who may not even be a registered voter or a citizen. Even with the name of the voter on the address, it doesn’t guarantee that voter will ever receive a ballot because the voter may have moved.

Doing this is the best way for us to end our experiment with liberty and democracy, and make our nation into a fascist dictatorship. This can happen very easily because our form of government is a democratically elected representative republic, and it’s a very fragile thing. It can be broken and shattered beyond repair with a few careless or nefarious occurrences.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
12 days ago

Mail In Voting is just another Democrat Scam to commit election fraud. I believe in the interest of fairness Election Day should be like a National Holiday with all businesses closed down except essential emergency services. That way everyone will have an opportunity to vote in person and personally drop their ballot in the box. Members of Federal Law enforcement should be available to escort the ballot boxes to the counting facility and be present during the counting. I trust Democrats to be as fair in an elections as a child molester left alone to over see a day care center.

Dannie Poe
11 days ago

For medical reasons and my location, I vote every year using absentee ballot voting. With everyone getting a ballot this year I am worried my ballot may be late getting to me and if my vote will be counted properly. There are so many ways my ballot can be mishandled. I think that everyone who was registered and vetted properly felt safe that their ballot is handled properly, but if a corrupted individual in the process could very easily misplace even my ballot. Every voter in person or voting absentee has to trust everyone in the voting process. Ever since the Democrat Party proclaimed Trump is not their President, this trust is threatened. Can I trust a Democrat will handle my ballot properly even if I am a Democrat? The Will of the People meant nothing to the Democrat Party, thus will the 2020 election give us the same result?

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