By: Diane Benjamin
The only way to have free and fair elections is to vote in-person with a voter ID on a paper ballot.
That is why none of the above happens in Illinois.
One thing the left knows is the only thing that matters is winning elections, the right just plans to fight harder the next time. Voting in Illinois isn’t a sacred right, it’s a game.
All registered voters have or will receive an application for mail-in voting with an option to receive a mail-in ballot automatically for every election. This application was required by law from a State that passed the Safe-T Act which will result in crime skyrocketing after January 1st. (Of course after the election so the guy who signed it can’t be held responsible)
Why does Illinois want people voting by mail? Remember, the only thing the left cares about is winning. Lists of people voting by mail are available from election authorities. I know in previous elections the left has convinced people to request a mail-in ballot and then followed up with them on “who to vote for”.
If you search “mail-in voter fraud” you will find sites claiming it is safe and secure. You will also find stories saying the opposite. France banned mail-in voting in 1975. See this link: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/57152/why-isnt-mail-in-voting-allowed-in-france
Mail-in voting offers opportunities for fraud
A major difficulty in organizing political voting is that no single person or organization is trusted to tally and report votes sincerely. A trustworthy voting process must make any attempt at tampering evident. This is very difficult with mail-in voting because the chain of custody is long.
The voting process in France ensures that every point of the chain of custody of votes and vote tallies is verified by multiple people, and any voter is authorized to observe it. Voting is done with paper ballots which the voter places in a transparent ballot box, which never leaves the polling station. Any voter who is registered in the same municipality can observe both the voting (which takes place over a single day) and the tallying at the polling station. Fraud at this stage requires controlling or intimidating all would-be observers, which is a high threshold. The threshold for polling-station fraud over mail-in votes is a lot lower. It is impractical to verify that the mail received over the course of days or even weeks was kept securely, that none of it was thrown away and that extra votes are not added.
It is also more difficult to prevent impersonation with mailed-in votes. At best, casting a mail-in vote on behalf of someone else requires the knowledge of some secret code that was mailed to the voter, and of the voter’s signature. Both of these are very easy to do for the entity that organizes the vote. Other would-be fraudsters need to intercept mail, which is a higher threshold, but less high than impersonating someone who is supposed to be physically present.
Another difficulty with mail-in voting is that it makes coercion and vote selling easy. Even if it was possible to validate the chain of custody of the ballot after it was filled by the voter, remote voting makes it impossible to verify that the voter could cast their vote confidentially.
The reason that usually comes up in political discussions and in the press is fraud through an opaque of chain of custody.
My application is shredded in the trash.