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BrritSki
2020-11-07 09:40:51 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Sid Nuncius
2020-11-07 09:57:41 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election..
This post is a huge fraud on the Umratic people. Huge. The worst fraud
in history. When you count the legal words, I wrote it. When you
include all the illegal words, Brritski is trying to steal the post from
me. Plenty of evidence - just check out www.bonkersconspiracies.com and
www.biden-is-a-space-lizard.com .
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BrritSki
2020-11-07 10:58:53 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election..
This post is a huge fraud on the Umratic people.  Huge.  The worst fraud
in history.  When you count the legal words, I wrote it.  When you
include all the illegal words, Brritski is trying to steal the post from
me.  Plenty of evidence - just check out www.bonkersconspiracies.com and
www.biden-is-a-space-lizard.com .
Actually, I stole it from the Times :)
the Omrud
2020-11-07 14:55:08 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election..
This post is a huge fraud on the Umratic people.  Huge.  The worst fraud
in history.  When you count the legal words, I wrote it.  When you
include all the illegal words, Brritski is trying to steal the post from
me.  Plenty of evidence - just check out www.bonkersconspiracies.com and
www.biden-is-a-space-lizard.com .
Bigly.

Apparently there's a trend for posting images of sloths to the counting
teams in the slower states.
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John Ashby
2020-11-07 16:26:39 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election..
This post is a huge fraud on the Umratic people.  Huge.  The worst
fraud in history.  When you count the legal words, I wrote it.  When
you include all the illegal words, Brritski is trying to steal the
post from me.  Plenty of evidence - just check out
www.bonkersconspiracies.com and www.biden-is-a-space-lizard.com .
Bigly.
Apparently there's a trend for posting images of sloths to the counting
teams in the slower states.
The one I liked was Nevada on his phone in the bath aying "Yeah, I'm on
the freeway."

joihn
Mike McMillan
2020-11-07 17:18:16 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election..
This post is a huge fraud on the Umratic people.  Huge.  The worst fraud
in history.  When you count the legal words, I wrote it.  When you
include all the illegal words, Brritski is trying to steal the post from
me.  Plenty of evidence - just check out www.bonkersconspiracies.com and
www.biden-is-a-space-lizard.com .
Bigly.
Apparently there's a trend for posting images of sloths to the counting
teams in the slower states.
Ai Ai!
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Philip Hole
2020-11-07 09:57:55 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Two what ifs which struck me about the election:

One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he try
to force recounts which could result in him losing?

Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump still
won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he might
lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he could.
However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like proof or
evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had proof,
everyone would say he was crying wolf.

But it has been fun. But I do suspect that all the outstanding states
will declare together over the weekend to get immediate closure and
quieten things down.
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Anne B
2020-11-07 10:04:08 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he try
to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes.
I would be very interested to see the evidence to prove that (a) the
Democrats stole votes and (b) the Republicans didn't.

Anne
Sam Plusnet
2020-11-07 18:38:59 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes.
I would be very interested to see the evidence to prove that (a) the
Democrats stole votes and (b) the Republicans didn't.
Indeed. Based on no evidence whatsoever (it seems fashionable) I might
suggest that there will have been far more Republican fraud than Democrat.
The people on the right wing have been bombarded with insistent claims
that the Democrats would "Steal the Election", and thus some would be
convinced that they had to fight fire with fire.
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Nick Odell
2020-11-08 15:01:40 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes.
I would be very interested to see the evidence to prove that (a) the
Democrats stole votes and (b) the Republicans didn't.
Indeed. Based on no evidence whatsoever (it seems fashionable) I might
suggest that there will have been far more Republican fraud than Democrat.
The people on the right wing have been bombarded with insistent claims
that the Democrats would "Steal the Election", and thus some would be
convinced that they had to fight fire with fire.
Like this?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/us/politics/california-gop-drop-boxes.html

Nick
BrritSki
2020-11-07 11:09:59 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he try
to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump still
won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he might
lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he could.
However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like proof or
evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had proof,
everyone would say he was crying wolf.
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to manipulation
IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which are not good for
democracy.

Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending in
a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How do we
prevent that in the UK for that matter ?

[1] e.g. in the UK the head of the household deciding how everyone
votes, ballots being collected in person and "lost", ballots being
filled in by canvassers etc. Allegedly M'Lud.
Jim Easterbrook
2020-11-07 12:56:48 UTC
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Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
A bit of a problem when the USPS has been crippled (by its boss) so mail
can be delayed by 40 days or more.
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BrritSki
2020-11-07 13:11:55 UTC
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Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
A bit of a problem when the USPS has been crippled (by its boss) so mail
can be delayed by 40 days or more.
So we're going to have another 37 days of uncertainty ?
Apres moi le deluge.
Sam Plusnet
2020-11-07 18:49:28 UTC
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Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
A bit of a problem when the USPS has been crippled (by its boss) so mail
can be delayed by 40 days or more.
So we're going to have another 37 days of uncertainty ?
Apres moi le deluge.
If someone posted their vote within the time permitted, I cannot see why
their their vote should be denied because the postal service delivered
it late. Does a delay in the postal system really change the validity
of someone's vote?

If getting an accurate result takes longer, then people will have to
wait for that result.
"I'm in a hurry." isn't a good enough reason to cut things short.
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Peter
2020-11-07 19:45:30 UTC
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Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
A bit of a problem when the USPS has been crippled (by its boss) so mail
can be delayed by 40 days or more.
So we're going to have another 37 days of uncertainty ?
Apres moi le deluge.
If someone posted their vote within the time permitted, I cannot see why
their their vote should be denied because the postal service delivered
it late.
What happens in the UK?
Post by Sam Plusnet
Does a delay in the postal system really change the validity
of someone's vote?
If getting an accurate result takes longer, then people will have to
wait for that result.
"I'm in a hurry." isn't a good enough reason to cut things short.
So I've heard.
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recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Chris J Dixon
2020-11-08 15:19:27 UTC
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If someone posted their vote within the time permitted, I cannot see why
their their vote should be denied because the postal service delivered
it late.
What happens in the UK?
AFAIK our rules require the paperwork to arrive before polling
closes, either by post, or handed in at a polling station.

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Joe Kerr
2020-11-07 21:23:10 UTC
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Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
A bit of a problem when the USPS has been crippled (by its boss) so mail
can be delayed by 40 days or more.
So we're going to have another 37 days of uncertainty ?
Apres moi le deluge.
If someone posted their vote within the time permitted, I cannot see why
their their vote should be denied because the postal service delivered
it late.  Does a delay in the postal system really change the validity
of someone's vote?
If it (they) turned up after the term of office had ended (in an extreme
case) it would be a bit late to worry about it, even if it (they) would
have changed the result. i think there needs to be some cut off (with
flexibility allowing for extreme circumstances) so you can be sure of
the result before before anybody takes office.
Post by Sam Plusnet
If getting an accurate result takes longer, then people will have to
wait for that result.
"I'm in a hurry." isn't a good enough reason to cut things short.
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John Ashby
2020-11-07 13:51:51 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump still
won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he might
lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he could.
However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like proof or
evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had proof,
everyone would say he was crying wolf.
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to manipulation
IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which are not good for
democracy.
But being able to mail a vote up to election day allows the voter to
follow the full debate and consider the issues completely. Suppose
someone had voted for Biden on the 27th Oct by post, and then on 1 Nov
the proof positive that Hunter was a wrong'un and Daddy was up to his
neck in it came out.

john
BrritSki
2020-11-07 15:20:41 UTC
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But being able to mail a vote up to election day allows the voter to
follow the full debate and consider the issues completely. Suppose
someone had voted for Biden on the 27th Oct by post, and then on 1 Nov
the proof positive that Hunter was a wrong'un and Daddy was up to his
neck in it came out.
Good point, well made...
Peter
2020-11-07 14:25:48 UTC
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Post by Philip Hole
Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump still
won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he might
lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he could.
However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like proof or
evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had proof,
everyone would say he was crying wolf.
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to manipulation
IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which are not good for
democracy.
Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending in
a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How do we
prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
[1] e.g. in the UK the head of the household deciding how everyone
votes, ballots being collected in person and "lost", ballots being
filled in by canvassers etc. Allegedly M'Lud.
Not just allegedly. An actual M'Lud was lead to comment that corruption
relating to postal votes made the UK look like an African tin-pot
dictatorship. (Or continents are available.)
--
When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Peter
2020-11-07 14:35:26 UTC
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Post by Philip Hole
Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for
day after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this
Presidential Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump
still won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he
might lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he
could. However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like
proof or evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had
proof, everyone would say he was crying wolf.
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I
think their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems
of postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid
- if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to manipulation
IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which are not good for
democracy.
Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending
in a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How
do we prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
[1] e.g. in the UK the head of the household deciding how everyone
votes, ballots being collected in person and "lost", ballots being
filled in by canvassers etc. Allegedly M'Lud.
Not just allegedly.  An actual M'Lud was lead to comment that corruption
relating to postal votes made the UK look like an African tin-pot
dictatorship.  (Or continents are available.)
Other was meant, not or.
--
When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
John Ashby
2020-11-07 16:22:43 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Philip Hole
Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for
day after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this
Presidential Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump
still won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he
might lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he
could. However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like
proof or evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had
proof, everyone would say he was crying wolf.
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I
think their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known
problems of postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that
are actually received at the polling station before the polls close
should be valid - if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in
plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to manipulation
IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which are not good for
democracy.
Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending
in a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How
do we prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
[1] e.g. in the UK the head of the household deciding how everyone
votes, ballots being collected in person and "lost", ballots being
filled in by canvassers etc. Allegedly M'Lud.
Not just allegedly.  An actual M'Lud was lead to comment that
corruption relating to postal votes made the UK look like an African
tin-pot dictatorship.  (Or continents are available.)
Other was meant, not or.
I assumed you were talking about the Gold Coast.

john
Peter
2020-11-07 16:46:07 UTC
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Post by Peter
Post by BrritSki
Post by Philip Hole
Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for
day after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this
Presidential Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did
he try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump
still won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like
he might lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at
anything he could. However, being impetuous, he would not wait for
anything like proof or evidence. The cases would be thrown out.
Later, when he had proof, everyone would say he was crying wolf.
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I
think their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known
problems of postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that
are actually received at the polling station before the polls close
should be valid - if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it
in plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to
manipulation IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which
are not good for democracy.
Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending
in a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ?
How do we prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
[1] e.g. in the UK the head of the household deciding how everyone
votes, ballots being collected in person and "lost", ballots being
filled in by canvassers etc. Allegedly M'Lud.
Not just allegedly.  An actual M'Lud was lead to comment that
corruption relating to postal votes made the UK look like an African
tin-pot dictatorship.  (Or continents are available.)
Other was meant, not or.
I assumed you were talking about the Gold Coast.
:-)
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john
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When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Serena Blanchflower
2020-11-07 15:11:23 UTC
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Post by Philip Hole
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
One. Trump claimed he had won. Well according to him. But why did he
try to force recounts which could result in him losing?
Two. The Democrats actually stole votes. They knew that if Trump still
won he would not want to look too deeply. If it looked like he might
lose he would panic and throw the Supreme Court at anything he could.
However, being impetuous, he would not wait for anything like proof or
evidence. The cases would be thrown out. Later, when he had proof,
everyone would say he was crying wolf.
I have heard it suggested (but I have no idea how true it is) that the
only established cases of attempted voter fraud, so far in this election
have been Republicans (following their leader's suggestion) attempting
to vote twice...
Post by BrritSki
Interesting theory. I have no idea if anyone cheated or not, but I think
their postal vote system is weird. Apart from the known problems of
postal voting [1], it seems to me that only votes that are actually
received at the polling station before the polls close should be valid -
if you're going to mail in a vote, why not do it in plenty of time ?
Allowing votes postmarked on election day is too open to manipulation
IMO and cause the endless delays we are seeing which are not good for
democracy.
I've heard on another group (and from someone who's generally pretty
knowledgeable about such things), that the American postal votes are
actually much better controlled than ours are and with far tighter
identity checks. I don't know the details though and I would assume
they vary from state to state.

I've also seen reports of people having been able to check, online,
whether their vote had been received and accepted and, on finding it had
failed the identity checks, having been able to jump through further
hoops to get it accepted.

When it comes to the question of whether postal votes should have to be
posted before the end of election day or received before the election
day, I can see benefits both ways. Our way is certainly simpler and
allows for all the votes to be counted in one go.

Allowing votes which have been posted before the polls closed, but which
arrive later, is good as it allows people to wait till more of the
debates and discussions have been held before they vote. It also seems
a good idea when your president has quite explicitly witheld funding
from the post office in order to make it harder for people to vote by post!
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/13/donald-trump-usps-post-office-election-funding>
Post by BrritSki
Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending
in a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How
do we prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
In the UK, if you have a postal vote, the only way you can vote in
person is to turn up at your local polling station, with your postal
ballot in hand and post it there. The copy of the electoral roll that
the recording angels are using will show that you have a postal vote and
they won't give you a new ballot paper.

I don't know what the process is, in the US, but, at least in states
where it's logged online who's voted, they may be able to have a rather
more sophisticated system.
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continent, a part of the main. (John Donne)
BrritSki
2020-11-07 15:23:16 UTC
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Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending
in a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How
do we prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
In the UK, if you have a postal vote, the only way you can vote in
person is to turn up at your local polling station, with your postal
ballot in hand and post it there.  The copy of the electoral roll that
the recording angels are using will show that you have a postal vote and
they won't give you a new ballot paper.
Thanks...
Penny
2020-11-07 19:09:32 UTC
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I've also seen reports of people having been able to check, online,
whether their vote had been received and accepted and, on finding it had
failed the identity checks, having been able to jump through further
hoops to get it accepted.
I watched a video earlier which purported to show someone using that online
check with the details of a chap who was born in 1902. It said 'yes' he was
registered and 'yes' he had voted in the election.
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Penny
2020-11-07 19:00:53 UTC
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scrawled in the dust...
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Also, how do they prevent people from voting in person after sending in
a postal vote ? Is there some sort of reconciliation process ? How do we
prevent that in the UK for that matter ?
IME you don't get the usual 'voting card', just the postal vote paperwork
(with it's usually confusing instructions which includes a checklist that
fails to tell you - at least in the English version - to put your ballot
paper in the envelope before you seal and post it).

Again, IME, you do not get asked to present your voting card at the polling
station but they do check you off on a list there (which shows the number
from the voting card against your name and address) and the number on your
ballot paper is matched to you (so much for secret ballots).

I've a feeling if you fail to post your vote in time you are allowed to
present it at the polling station on the day.
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Penny
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Clive Arthur
2020-11-07 14:33:09 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Who'd have thought that two old men could sustain an election for so long?
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Clive
Mike McMillan
2020-11-07 17:16:54 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Who'd have thought that two old men could sustain an election for so long?
Perhaps they have both been bathing in the Niagara?
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-11-07 17:50:20 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Who'd have thought that two old men could sustain an election for so long?
MVN!

I know the BTM would say it's only MV, but it's class MV. I'm glad I
wasn't drinking coffee when the penny dropped.
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"He hasn't one redeeming vice." - Oscar Wilde
Penny
2020-11-07 19:04:33 UTC
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Post by Clive Arthur
Post by BrritSki
Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Who'd have thought that two old men could sustain an election for so long?
MVN!
I know the BTM would say it's only MV, but it's class MV. I'm glad I
wasn't drinking coffee when the penny dropped.
<cough>
I heard that one on the telly last night...
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Penny
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Peter
2020-11-07 14:36:56 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Actually, it's so unusual for US presidential elections to go through
this kind of scrap. Remember dimpled Chad?
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When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
John Ashby
2020-11-07 16:24:50 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Actually, it's so unusual for US presidential elections to go through
this kind of scrap.  Remember dimpled Chad?
Are you back to Africa again?

john
Peter
2020-11-07 16:49:56 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
Actually, it's so unusual for US presidential elections to go through
meant it's *not* so unusual...
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Post by Peter
this kind of scrap.  Remember dimpled Chad?
Are you back to Africa again?
And hanging Chad. Billie Holiday sang about him.
Post by John Ashby
john
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When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Sam Plusnet
2020-11-07 18:33:03 UTC
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Next time my American friends complain about cricket going on for day
after day with no winner, I'm just going to mention this Presidential
Election...
The hit song of the 2000 election "The Hanging Chad" was in the charts
for a month.
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Sam Plusnet
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