More Mail in Fail: 100,000 Brooklyn Voters Receive Wrong Ballot Return Envelopes
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On Tuesday, the New York City Board admitted that they had sent out almost 100,000 absentee ballots with return envelopes that had the wrong addresses and names on them.
This is just the latest example of the flaws that come with voting by mail.
Check out what CNN reported:
Valerie Vazquez-Diaz, a spokesperson for the board, told CNN the issue affected 99,477 voters. She blamed a third-party vendor, Phoenix Graphics, which had been contracted to print and mail the ballots to voters in Brooklyn and Queens. CNN has reached out to the company for comment.
Michael Ryan, the election board’s executive director, said at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon that the city has ordered the vendor to remail new ballots “to make certain that absolutely no disenfranchisement occurs in the borough of Brooklyn.”
This bombshell news comes just after another report revealed that registered voters in Queens got ballots market for military personnel even though they did not serve in the armed forces.
“There’s just mass confusion about these ballots and what people are supposed to do with them,” said Democrat Van Bramer during an interview with the Post. “People were already not trusting this process and they were already not trusting the Board of Elections to count the ballot right.”
“This apparent typo just has everyone confused and believing these are invalid ballots,” he continued. “It’s absolutely outrageous that when everyone is watching them, they still screw up the most basic thing, which is printing the ballot correctly.”
The vote by mail situation in Virginia is not much better. According to multiple reports, 1,400 registered voters in Virginia received two absentee ballots in the mail.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
A problem with the printer resulted in employees accidentally sending out two ballots, Fairfax County election officials said according to the Washington Post.
A higher demand for absentee ballots amid COVID-19 concerns was also partially to blame, officials suggested according to the Post.
While the media tries to tamper the dangers of voting by mail, others are sounding the alarms.
“This is what [Trump’s] concerned about and I am too and I wanted to bring it to your attention,” said Trump supporter Jean Brennan.
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