Election and voter reform

(Jerry Jones is CIA Ret. and native of Sparta)

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 Given the ongoing frenzied efforts of Joe Biden and the bobble-head Socialist robots he has selected for his cabinet, who are helping him destroy as many envied record-breaking achievements of President Donald Trump as fast they can, there are many important issues I need to place before you. Not the least of these issues is election and voter reform.

Why is this issue more important than dealing with the steadily increasing number of Biden-generated lost jobs throughout the country, an endangered economy, getting our children back in school, denying illegal aliens entry into our country, and Biden’s inability to efficiently get the COVID-19 vaccine to all of our citizens?  Actually, it is not more important than these or numerous other issues, but, at this juncture, it is the first among equally important issues.  I say that for two reasons.

First, because in one year and 10 months (Nov. 8, 2022) we have another important national election. Although 2022 is not a presidential election year, there are always important federal and state level seats at stake during these mid-term elections.  As such, the results of this mid-term election cycle - who is elected and who is not - sends a strong message to the White House about how the people feel about the president and his political party.  If we do not begin to address election and voter reform NOW, the Socialist Democrats will continue to employ their unscrupulous tactics to steal other important seats at both the federal and state level and move us ever closer to full blown communism.  The word integrity is nowhere to be found in the Socialist Democrat Party’s playbook. 

Second, the Socialist Democrats have made it clear they want to move all control of our election process from the states to the federal government; i.e. the U.S. Congress.  Given the fiasco that we have observed in Congress over the past 12 years (especially the past four years), I believe most of us would agree that our Founding Fathers were wise in giving the individual states important roles in the national election process.  After all, the states are closer to the far- flung citizenry (the people) who - when the election is not rigged like it was in 2020 - actually elect our leaders; i.e. presidents, vice presidents, U.S. and state senators and representatives, and governors and deputy governors.

I can assure you that the Socialist Democrat Party is already working hard to ensure that they will win the 2022 mid-terms by any means possible. One of the most important things we as citizens can do to ensure honest elections in 2022 and 2024 is to volunteer in large numbers to be poll watchers and work as a team to ensure the integrity of the votes and the voting system.

Beginning immediately, I urge you to establish contact with both your federal and state senators and representatives and insist on their support in the development of an empirical nationwide voting system before the 2022 election - a system that presents the least possibility of fraud.

I am for non-electronic/non-machine voting.  I believe that paper ballots filled out, signed by the voter and cast in person are the most secure means of voting, as long as we have active and trustworthy poll watchers.  Like our currency, I believe that individually numbered election ballots should be printed on special paper by the U.S. Treasury Department.  The special ballot paper should not be available for any purpose, other than the printing of national and state election ballots. The special paper, unique printing, individual ballot numbering system, and the voter’s signature on the cast ballot(s) would facilitate the detection and tracing of any suspected fraud.   And to facilitate any fraud inquiries, the signature of the person or the person’s ID number who counted the ballot should appear on it along with the local time the ballot was counted.

In presenting the foregoing, I do know that we live in an electronic age, but the makers of electronic vote casting and vote counting machines/systems can surreptitiously build in hidden access avenues/doors that can be used to change the voting saved on the machines/system and/or make it susceptible to domestic and foreign hackers.

Of course, the first and loudest predictable outcry to a strictly paper ballot system would be, “It will take days to count paper ballots by hand!”  Like many of you, I tend to be an impatient person, but I am willing to wait a reasonable amount of time to get the “legitimate” results of an election. 

The preceding comments were presented in effort to get each of you to think about how we as a country can conduct an honest election.  There is no doubt in my mind that the 2020 election was rigged, and that Joe Biden is an illegitimate resident of the White House.

While I have the time and the skills, I do not have the staff or the large amount of money and/or other resources needed to prove that a cancerous and naive foreign agent now runs our country and that the Socialist Democrat Party is a Marxist front organization.  If you don’t believe that claim, just review all the destructive and divisive decisions, executive orders, and comments Biden has made in his first 23 days in office.  He talks about unity, but what he actually says, does, and decrees is just the opposite. Some of the Democrats I know have told me they have “buyer’s remorse.” They would like to have a do-over,  Unfortunately, it is like being shot.  One can wish all he wants, but you can’t get un-shot.  All you can do is hope than gangrene doesn’t set in.

That is what I am trying to prevent, but the country also needs your help. Stay in touch with your senators and representatives.  You can call  the switchboard operator at the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. at Tel. (202) 224-3121.  The operator can provide you the phone number and contact info for your two U.S. senators and your lower house representatives.  They are your employees, and, if enough of your call them, they will respond, because without you they cannot stay in office.    

When you talk to your senators/representatives about election integrity and voter reform, you may want to draw on the following points:

  • A return to paper ballots only.
  • No mail-in voting. The lone exception being requested and verifiable absentee. allots received no later than election day.
  • No use of any ballot drop boxes.
  • To vote each voter must present a valid photo ID.
  • No voting or vote counting without the adequate presence of poll watchers.
  • No more Election Day registration to qualify for same day voting. Voters must register at least 30 days in advance of an election to be eligible vote in an election.
  • No changes in any state or federal voting procedures within 180 days of election day.
  • No meetings of vote counters inside or outside of the polling place without the presence of poll watchers beginning on the day of the election and until the election is certified by the state.
  • Strategically placed video cameras in all polling places to record all activity during early voting days and on Election Day. All video footage will be retained for a minimum of 12 months after the election.
  • In a recount situation, all of the above rules apply.
  • If a vote counter and/or poll watcher observes a troubling or suspicious activity, they will submit a detailed report that day or night, The report will addresses Who, What, When, Where, How and Why (if known).
  • Under no circumstances will voting occur without an equal presence of mixed poll watchers from the two main parties.
  • Increased penalties for voter fraud.

You may have some suggestions of your own to pass along.  It takes a team effort to get things done.

I know there is a sham non-constitutional impeachment going.  I will address that in a coming article as I get back to some of the equally important issues I mentioned in my opening comments.  In the meantime, remember this comment from our first president, George Washington:  “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”  That is why I write these opinion articles.  I want everyone to be informed.

 God Bless America and her patriots!   

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Steve

Again, with simple common sense and searches on the web, it's easy to debunk this article. A lot of this I wonder...where has our author actually voted lately? Has he even voted at all? Some of his points:

A return to paper ballots only. -

The last few elections I have voted in White County I have filled out a paper ballot. Yes, they have ran through a scanner, but to have each individual vote tallied is a monumental task, and would take forever. Also, you could argue that could be more dishonest. I think it's unbelievable that Republicans have gotten to the point where they say "If our candidate doesn't win, then it is fraud!" Also, to repeat myself, Dominion has filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani who has now said that the digital ballot boxes were good to go

No mail-in voting. The lone exception being requested and verifiable absentee. ballots received no later than election day.

- No mail in voting? The former President Trump and his entire family voted with mail-in votes. But that is ok because it is the Trump family did it. If you mail-in and vote Republican, then you are clearly a "verifiable" absentee ballot. If you are voting democrat, clearly you could come to the polls, so we can watch you vote. Are we bullying those who chose to stay home during the pandemic? Are we saying those who chose to be safe are not allowed to participate in the democratic process? Are we saying that those abroad who are serving our country in some capacity cannot vote also? The answer seems to be, "only if they are voting Republican"

No use of any ballot drop boxes.

- This goes with the end of the above rebuttal. If my grandmother chooses to vote absentee, is she to be said her voices doesn't count because she is voting blue and has to take it to a ballot drop box? Also, these boxes are watched....with security cameras. Which our author suggested he has wanted...

To vote each voter must present a valid photo ID.

- Every single election that I have participated in White County, I have had to show a photo ID. Photo ID's are required in 36 states. Math tells me that is 14 states that do not require it. I do see the argument to this. An ID will help the polling official make sure you are you. That makes sense. However though, what do we do for the American citizens who do not have a photo ID? Did you know that 11% of US citizens do not have a photo ID? People in urban city centers may not need a drivers' licences because they do not drive, and may not the rest of their lives. Obviously, urban centers tend to be blue voters. So are we going to say, just because these people do not live a life like we do, and do not vote like we do, we must exclude them? That seems to be the argument that is growing. From our author. From many conservatives. Also, did you know that a "free" federal ID can cost upwards to $175? I don't know that I have that in my account right now. So should the poor in these urban centers, who skew to be minorities and people of color (who also tend to vote blue) be punished because they may not have the money to afford it? That seems to be the argument placed forth.

No voting or vote counting without the adequate presence of poll watchers.

- This one is just silly. This last election there were poll watchers everywhere. One polling official literally looked over my shoulder as I filled in my PAPER ballot. When I looked back at him to see if he was really watching, he shook his head at me because my vote didn't agree with his. This was here in White County. Which is a place that I do not think that our author votes in or even is from. If we think with common sense. If we think truly honestly with ourselves and the Left was saying that we need more election officials in to monitor, some if not most of you would say this is voter intimidation. There are an adequate number of people who watch the ballots. I am just pleading with you all to use common sense. Do not let party or QAnon conspiracy theories or people who are apart of this make you lose common sense. Also, the counting is watched. There are committees for this. In states that our author will claim have been stolen, the election official for those states are probably Republican. Did you know that the election official for the state of PA admitted on NPR that he voted for Trump? He said he was a Republican and voted for Trump and obviously wanted him to win, but there was NO fraud. From the mouth of a Republican. Or, are we to the point where if he believes this and says this, he is not true Republican. It seems that way. Our author refers to Democrats as Socialist Democrats (in the vein of an insult). Maybe we should refer to republicans as Fascist Republicans? Or we can be civil and think with rationality.

No more Election Day registration to qualify for same day voting. Voters must register at least 30 days in advance of an election to be eligible vote in an election.

- This is just another silly point. Most states require you to be registered 15-30 days before election day. Most who allow to register on election require (GASPS)....a photo id....

Go to VOTE.org for more info. Not Newsmax, Fox News, MSNBC...definitely not our author.

No changes in any state or federal voting procedures within 180 days of election day.

- I don't have enough information on this one. Unlike our author, I won't make commentary on this without knowing and try to lead those who read this astray. I will just do proper research. Hopefully, you will too

No meetings of vote counters inside or outside of the polling place without the presence of poll watchers beginning on the day of the election and until the election is certified by the state.

-Ok...Hopefully I am coming off as civil and rationale. So I apologize if this is in poor taste but...Are you serious? How many people that work the polls here in White County are family? And close family at that? FYI, we are not the only rural county in the country. We are not the only tight-knit community in the country. Our author is saying, paper votes, counted individually which will dramatically slow down the voting and certification process, and if you and your wife or your mother or your best friend cannot see each other until the election is completely finished without a "poll watcher" with us? Can one move into my house please? Can I take said poll watcher to dinner with me and my friends? Do I need them to go to my niece's birthday party because my sister and I VOLUNTEERED to work the election together? Will they bring her a present too? If I voted Red, does that get me out of the deal? Did you know that the reason the president is certified and inaugurated in January is out of tradition that started because PAPER ballots were counted by hand and then sent to Washington like our author is suggesting? Does he also want the horse and buggy to take them? Or will locomotive work? The person driving the car may tamper ballots....better send horse and buggy by itself. I think we could get highly trained horses to navigate across the country on their own to The Capital.

Strategically placed video cameras in all polling places to record all activity during early voting days and on Election Day.

-I'm not sure about you, but the election sites I have voted at in White County generally have security cameras there in place. Let me ask you this...our author appears to be staunchly against China, yet he is suggesting security cameras pointed at voters while they vote. How will they be recognized? I'm assuming we are wanting to use some type of facial recognition technology? Did you know that China has towers in streets that look like street lights that actually have facial recognizes in them? It seems like our author is wanting this tyranny because his candidate didn't win. Are you willing to sacrifice what little privacy we have left just because you believe a conspiracy that time and time again has absolutely no evidence to support it? I know that I do not want the government following my actions as I simply walk down the street.

All video footage will be retained for a minimum of 12 months after the election.

In a recount situation, all of the above rules apply.

- Cool

If a vote counter and/or poll watcher observes a troubling or suspicious activity, they will submit a detailed report that day or night, The report will addresses Who, What, When, Where, How and Why (if known).

-This already takes place. This is something that poll workers and election officials do. This already takes place

Under no circumstances will voting occur without an equal presence of mixed poll watchers from the two main parties.

-In a way, this make sense. I see the logic behind this. However, how is that going to happen in a place like White County? Are there enough democrats to do this? Obviously our author feels like what the hard workers do at the polls each election is not enough. We need MORE. We need MUSCLE. Would there be enough conservatives in an urban center? Can Nashville borrow some of us Sparta folk watch the polls? Can we borrow some of their Kurdish community? What will that reaction look like? Does this make the polling cite too diverse for our author?

Increased penalties for voter fraud.

-If this helps him get the sleep he has said he is missing. Go for it.

Again, Joe Biden won the election out right. I have voted republican, and I have voted democrat. I voted for President Biden in this election. I have many friends who are blue voters. I have not heard any buyers remorse from them. I have seen conservative friends on Facebook claiming that they bet we do, just because he repealed some really appalling Trump policies.

I think it also a little humorous that when President Trump was elected, the outcry of "Give him a chance!! We will give yours a chance!!" Where is that sentiment now? And for my fellow Christians...I've heard so many of you say that God picks leaders. He can use anyone. He could even use a man like Donald Trump. Are you claiming that Joe Biden doesn't count for this because you didn't vote for him? Are you saying that people can steal something from God? Are you saying that God is not powerful enough to use someone like Joe Biden also? That seems to be the argument.

Friday, February 12
Sherry

Unbelievable, very opinionated and just wrong. I find it hard to believe you can just ignore ex-President Trump's words and behavior over the last four years. However all of your articles resemble the same style and thought process of Ex-President Trump. Mr. Trump and his wife Melania has always expressed themselves as if they were in the third grade. It has been so hard to tolerate him with his loud mouthed, blunt reactions and impulsive tweets. Mr. Trump was always easily enraged, furious and irritated if something didn't go his way.

I'm so relieved to have a smart, empathetic, respectable and well spoken representative of our United States. President Biden is only beginning his term and has a lot of work to do to repair and remedy the many mistakes and misjudgments created during the former President's term.

President Biden and our beautiful first lady, Jill, have wonderful dispositions. President Biden is a great example of a true father of our great country. President Biden and his intelligent wife, Jill, are so selfless it shows through transparently. President Biden and our first lady have excellent character, personality and a pleasing temperament to lead our country back on a road to recovery. The contrast in administrations is self-apparent.

Saturday, February 13