Debunking Ballots with DJ…

… my new class for the stubborn people who still believe the ‘Big Lie’.

Okay kids, take your seats.  That’s alright, if you are going to be stubborn, just stand there slack-jawed as usual.  But do try to pay attention to some facts.

There has been a lot of Right-wing screaming that voting by mail is ripe for ‘voter fraud’, and I am here to show you exactly how idiotic those claims are and how impossible it would be for anyone or any entity to somehow flood the zone with fake ballots.

It is election time here in the Socialist City of Seattle, and we’ve all received our ballots in the mail yesterday.  Here’s mine as it came in:

Obviously, I removed my name from the image, because I never use my real name on the Internet.  I was hip to ‘cancel culture’ thirty years ago, and have made it a point ever since to have a nom de plume for online activity that wouldn’t come back to bite me on the ass later.

But I digress.  We are talking ballots, not self-preservation.  That can be a topic for another day, if you want…

We vote by mail here in Washington.  We don’t request a ballot, one is automatically mailed to us if we are registered whenever there is an upcoming election.  This particular election is a primary, where we get to pick from a list of clowns  running to fill positions such as King County Executive, Seattle Mayor, and two positions on the Seattle City Council Politburo.

And what a clown-car the list of those candidates are, let me tell you.  Wait until I tell you about Goodspaceguy.

 

I got my ballot in the mail this morning, left out overnight in my mailbox with all the mail thieves swirling around the neighborhood.  You can tell that I am really excited about this particular election by my hurry to keep my ballot ‘safe’ from the mail thieves.  HINT:  nobody wants to steal a ballot — it’s like junk mail to those whose name isn’t on the envelope.  Sure, they can open it up, fill it out and provide a signature and drop it back in the mail, but it would be instantly flagged at the office in Renton due to a signature mismatch.

I filled out my ballot, choosing Goodspaceguy as my choice for King County Executive.  This guy has shown up on Seattle ballots for one position or another for the past thirty years.  Given the caliber of other candidates currently running, and the fact that he has “name recognition” around here, I figured, why not?  Again, that’s how seriously I am taking this current election.  After all, given the other choices available, voting for him seems to be the least obnoxious of the lot.

Oh, and for some reason, all of these positions are labeled as ‘non-partisan’.  I’m guessing that is because the only real political party around here is someone with a socialist bent.

So here’s to Goodspaceguy.  I hope he wins this time.  We deserve him.

NOW, GETTING TO THE POINT OF THIS POST

After I’ve inserted my ballot into the ‘security sleeve’, and then stuffed it into the return envelope, I sign my ballot with the ‘signature’ they have on file in the King County Elections office in Renton.  The signature I use is one specific for voting and nothing else.    It’s the first thing they look at when the ballot comes in the mail or from a drop box.  The ballot has a bar code that is scanned, and my signature shows up on a screen and they compare it.  Since I use a symbol instead of a cursive signature, it is pretty damn easy for someone to know if it matches what they have on file or not.

I have had my ballot rejected and held for further verification a couple of times in the past because the person verifying it was looking for a traditional ‘signature’, not a symbol.  If the signature doesn’t match or needs further verification, they will contact you through the email address or phone number in their files.  You can also include either / or or both on the ballot envelope if you want.  But that signature, however it looks, has to match what they have in their file or the ballot won’t be counted.  PERIOD.  END.  They will hold that ballot for a week after the election is over to give you the opportunity to ‘cure’ the problem.  After that period the ballot is disqualified and never counted.

You will notice that I’ve circled some codes on the outside of the envelope.  The ballot contains three of the four codes inside.  There are a couple of bar codes and three QR codes.  Each will resolve to an alpha-numeric codes that are unique in combination to that particular ballot.  No two ballots have the same combination of alpha-numeric codes.  When all of these codes are scanned into the computer, an algorithm is created and used to determine whether that ballot is valid or not.  This makes it virtually impossible for someone to simply print up a bunch of ballots and drop them off into the mail or drop box.  Those unique combination of codes has to match what the system has produced, or it automatically gets kicked.

The system tracks every ballot it sends out by the unique set of codes on that ballot.  If the system didn’t send out a ballot with that unique combination of codes — it will know it immediately — and that ballot is flagged and sent to law enforcement for further investigation.  It never gets beyond the envelope scanning procedure.

If the ballot envelope makes it through the signature and code scanning process, it is then opened up and the ballot inside is separated from the envelope for another QR code scan.  After that, it is scanned for the actual vote count.

What happens if you move?

Usually, when you move, you contact the USPS and have all of your mail sent to your new address.  If you have filed a mail forwarding card with the USPS, they will not send a ballot to your old address, and they will not forward it to your new one.  Instead, it gets sent right back to King County Elections where your file is updated and your registration put on hold until you contact them with your new address.

What if you haven’t voted in a while?

If a ballot has been sent out and not returned after two consecutive elections, then your registration is put on hold until you contact the office.  You can obtain a ballot online by going to the Voter’s Portal.

Conclusion.

It really boils down to this:  One person, one possible vote.  The idea that someone could mass-produce a number of ballots for the purpose of stuffing the ballot box is impossible.  It shows a lack of understanding of how it all works.  Each ballot is marked in such a way that it is not only unique but can also be determined whether the ballot was officially issued through the system and not copied and submitted.

There is ZERO chance of there being ‘more ballots received than sent out’ in this system, because every ballot issued is tracked.  If King County Elections didn’t personally mail the ballot out then it can’t receive it.  It is as simple as that.  And it is done in such a way that even if you know how the coding is done, you would have to know the actual codes — in their proper combination — in order for one ballot to be accepted.  The idea that there might be hundreds, if not thousands of fake ballots being returned and counted is nothing more than a fantasy.

Oh, and the final kicker?

All mail-in ballots in the country, not just Washington state,  use this system, because it is regulated by the federal government, not the individual state.  If it has this logo on the ballot, it has to follow this exact process per federal law.

So all that bullshit going on down in Arizona?

Nothing more than a dog and pony show designed to keep some of you riled up enough to keep sending money to Donald Trump to “Stop the Steal”.  I am sure he thanks y’all for being so damn gullible.

[DISCLAIMER:  I posted this mostly because I am working on a new design for this site and I need a post format to test the new theme in.  But feel free to respond in any way, shape, or form you see fit. ]

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LCBren
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LCBren
July 19, 2021 19:29

There has been a lot of Right-wing accusations that voting by mail is ripe for ‘voter fraud’, and I am here to show you exactly how idiotic those claims are and how impossible it would be for anyone or any entity to somehow flood the zone with fake ballots. Right wing? ‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter… Read more »

Cortillaen
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Cortillaen
July 19, 2021 19:41

I started to do a proper, point-by-point rebuttal but gave it up after the fourth half-truth that would take your entire post’s-worth of text to explain. I don’t feel like wasting that much of my time, and one can only suffer through “The good government workers told me how their perfect system works, which means that’s all there is to… Read more »

B.
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B.
July 19, 2021 20:00
Reply to  Cortillaen

Exactly. If one were to follow all the checks and balances that are enumerated above, then yes, the system might be more secure. Judges allowed ballots that were NOT in their proper envelope, ballots that did not have matching signatures for verification, that were 10 days or more overdue, etc. There fore the balloting was suspect. Further, ballots WERE, in… Read more »

John Thompson
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John Thompson
July 19, 2021 19:55

So a demented pervert career politician totally won against the most popular President since Reagan, fair and square. Nothing hinky going on there at all; just a complete coincidence that every single swing state that matters just went dark with Trump leading and the next morning Biden won in a landslide. Sure. Totally legit. And I haven’t sent a dime… Read more »

LcBren
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LcBren
July 20, 2021 20:34

Will be VERY interesting to see what happens with in person voting.

Might be VERY enlightening to see that “landslide” reversed…especially since mail in votes won’t be used.

John Thompson
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John Thompson
July 20, 2021 22:17

And yet, you still can’t explain the obvious shenanigans going on in the swing states, and have to go all motte-and-bailey.

Who let this jackhole post here and why?

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
July 21, 2021 17:40
Reply to  John Thompson

He can’t be stopped, he’s the site maintainer.

readerjp
readerjp
July 19, 2021 23:05

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LcBren
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LcBren
July 20, 2021 18:46

In ten years time, Ghost will still be telling people “they will get Trump for obstruction or other crimes…Mueller will get him still read the filings….”…..it’s kind of pathetic.

LcBren
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LcBren
July 20, 2021 20:39

That sick joke where the impeachment was rammed past in a day?

The only people that consider it genuine have severe TDS.

Get help will you?

LCBren
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LCBren
July 21, 2021 04:00
Reply to  LcBren

Rand Paul to send letter asking for criminal referral on Dr Anthony Fauci About time. Oh and lets refer to Senator Rand Paul by his title DOCTOR RAND PAUL Paul specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgeries, LASIK procedures, and corneal transplants. As a member of the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club, Paul founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic in 2009 to… Read more »

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VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
July 21, 2021 17:45
Reply to  LCBren

Dr Fraudci last saw a patient during his residency, which ended in 1968.

readerjp
readerjp
July 20, 2021 12:55

James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” has released their latest sting-video.

In the video, a young bearded white man asks for and is offered the ballot of Attorney General Eric Holder, who has said that voter fraud is not a serious problem. He is offered this ballot just by offering a name and address, with no need for photo identification. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/breitbartcoms-voter-fraud-sting-young-man-was-able-to-get-eric-holders-ballot-2012-4

LC Xystus
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LC Xystus
July 20, 2021 16:30

As I noted, your own stubbornness is outstanding. Fortunately I don’t necessarily consider this quality a moral failing. But feeling compelled to defend every opinion you’ve expressed here–well, that brings up the tired cliché definition of “insanity.”

Cheers.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
July 20, 2021 17:17

Maricopa County Arizona elections board records show that they received, and counted, 74,000 more mail in ballots than they mailed out.

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tweell
tweell
July 21, 2021 18:34

Interesting, but the ‘fact checks’ gloss over a few things. First, why did Maricopa not give the updated files to the auditors? Second, why are the paper alignment marks off in so many of these ballots? Third, why is the Maricopa sheriff claiming that they cannot give up the routers because they have law enforcement data on them, when those… Read more »

tweell
tweell
July 23, 2021 20:37

I see you’ve been learning from President Asterisk – when you run out of bafflegab, switch to non sequitur!

readerjp
readerjp
July 21, 2021 13:56

Maybe George Mason’s Ghost can explain these paradoxes to me. Joe Biden says the new election voter ID laws are the biggest threat to America since the Civil War. How about Pearl Harbor and 9/11? Also, Biden is on a roll threatening the unvaccinated for endangering people (especially ooold people like him). Yet he’s letting illegal immigrants from Mexico, Central… Read more »

LCBren
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LCBren
July 21, 2021 22:02

THAT got more votes than Obama????

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH

LCBren
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LCBren
July 21, 2021 22:06

Mentally. incompetent.

LcBren
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LcBren
July 22, 2021 13:01

There is a difference between a speech impediment, and not being able or intelligent enough to keep a sentence. Claudius had a stutter. A speech impediment. Biden is a senile old fool. A limp dicked spineless appeaser doing what Heels In The Air Harris tells him to. Ugh. Ew. To put it bluntly, upon seeing a photo of Harris…..who’d fuck… Read more »

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readerjp
readerjp
July 22, 2021 14:07
Reply to  LcBren

That’s exactly what I said in the previous topic discussion. If you can’t tell the difference between a speech impediment and memory loss, you’re an idiot. And I know about speech impediments – my mother was a speech pathologist, one of the first, and she taught stutterers, people with lisps, laryngectomies and soldiers with their faces blown off how to… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp
July 23, 2021 13:11

There’s memory loss, and then there’s rambling, illogical, incoherent speech.

LCBren
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LCBren
July 22, 2021 21:11

Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus. Try your history sometime.

LCBren
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LCBren
July 22, 2021 21:13

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LCBren
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LCBren
July 23, 2021 05:52
Reply to  LCBren

Mentally. deficient.

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LCBren
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LCBren
July 23, 2021 06:08

“If you are vaccinated you have a 98% chance of never catching the virus at all” A blatant lie. https://www.visiontimes.com/2021/07/04/deaths-hospital-vaccinated-uk.html The death rate for fully vaccinated individuals was 0.636 percent, which was 6.6 times higher than the unvaccinated death rate of 0.0957 percent. 26 deaths were reported among the fully vaccinated individuals, compared to 34 deaths in the unvaccinated. The… Read more »

LCBren
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LCBren
July 23, 2021 06:15

6. Misinformation about military deaths. Biden claimed on the campaign trail last year that there had been 6,114 military deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, for which he blamed President Trump. The real number was seven. Biden also repeated debunked claims that Trump had referred to American soldiers as “suckers” and “losers.” Ironically, once he was president, Biden failed to recognize the anniversary of D-Day, dishonoring the troops he… Read more »

LCBren
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LCBren
July 23, 2021 23:50

CNN??? LMFAO Oh btw try this in your tiny mind The local authorities have decided to cancel local elections “because covid” ( never mind that it is possible what they are doing is in fact illegal ) The idea of postal voting was discussed and dismissed Why? OPEN TO VOTER FRAUD. Health plans: Like the one that said :If you… Read more »

LCBren
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LCBren
July 24, 2021 02:32

This is even funnier

Except no one is laughing.

LcBren
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LcBren
July 24, 2021 19:24

Phase one: play race card

Phase 2 : play disabled card.

Waiting for Phase 3 “you’re stupid” in 5……4…….3……

LCBren
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LCBren
July 24, 2021 20:29

I have to agree with you on that statement. You’re right, nobody is laughing. We are just pitying people like you who can only find someone’s physical — or in this case a neurological — handicap to exploit for strictly political reasons. He had senile dementia before the race, he has it now, he is mentally incompetent to hold office,… Read more »

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terrapod
terrapod
July 23, 2021 17:16

A few intelligent Australians still exist. None are in government apparently
https://gizmodo.com/wild-parrots-in-australia-are-teaching-each-other-how-t-1847352386

yeah
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yeah
July 24, 2021 07:54

If only we could find out what professional fraud investigators think of the election.

Oh, wait… we can:

Election 2020: the more fuckery update

readerjp
readerjp
July 24, 2021 15:37
Reply to  yeah

Good article. One quote stands out to me:  The chosen lefty narrative is that voter fraud never happens, and when it does happen, it’s insignificant and changes nothing, the totally unbiased news media and big tech have called it for Biden, and you’re just crying and irrational because you’re a stupid Trumpkin, so let the healing begin. Sound like anyone… Read more »

LcBren
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LcBren
July 24, 2021 19:28
Reply to  readerjp

One fine night on a funeral boat
Ten dead men got up to vote
They can’t go swim or go horse ridin’
But sure as hell they all vote Biden

Cyclops1958
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Cyclops1958
July 25, 2021 14:28
Reply to  readerjp

Down here in Georgia, my grandmother received a mail-in ballot for this past November’s election…odd thing about it, she died in 1988. If she were alive, she would be one hundred fifteen years old.
I do not believe that she ever voted in her life; however, I am sure she is voting democrat now.

LCBren
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LCBren
July 24, 2021 20:01

Biden Town Hall

3/4 empty

Trump rally

Standing room only

60% approval?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

readerjp
readerjp
July 25, 2021 15:36

That townhall was totally scripted, the questions and answers determined in advance, as were the attendees and even when Biden couldn’t finish a sentence, Don Lemon stepped in for him and finished it. You know he’s going downhill when he can’t even keep his lies straight.

LCBren
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LCBren
July 26, 2021 01:14

‘Deadly virus/” Leading cause of death in the US 1. Heart disease2018 incidence: 655,381Rate: 163.6 per 100,000 US standard populationPercentage of total deaths: 23.1% and here https://www.finder.com/what-are-the-top-20-causes-of-death-in-united-states Show me where COVID is on that list, can you? Ill save you the time..IT ISNT. Matter of fact one of the biggest causes of death in the US is MEDICAL FUCKUPS. A… Read more »

LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret
LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret
July 25, 2021 19:54

Not to disrupt the general discussion herein, but I like the new look, Dave…

LCBren
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LCBren
July 25, 2021 20:51

Called it

25th amendment and Kamala as new POTUS incoming.

LCBren
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LCBren
July 26, 2021 01:24

So going by those figures alone, if I were you? Id be more scared of that guy in the white coat and stethoscope than I would of a virus that is fast losing its potency. Delta is LESS lethal than the original strain, and it is a fact that whilst infections are rising, deaths are DECREASING rapidly,. In less than… Read more »

Don Meaker
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Don Meaker
July 27, 2021 22:23

1. What happens if ballots are destroyed? 2. Arizona audits found 74,000 ballots without the mail in voter sleeve and signature.