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    What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    DENVER — It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.”Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them.


    “These are totally unauthorized people coming to the door and gathering ballots and doing whatever they want to them,” said Marilyn Marks, president of the Aspen-based Citizen Center, which focuses on election integrity.
    “If I have collected your ballot, I could do the honest thing and put it in the mail for you, or take it to the clerk’s office and drop it off — or I could look inside, open it gently, see how you voted, and if I didn’t like it, I could make some changes,” said Ms. Marks. “Or the other thing I could do, if I don’t like the way you’re voting, I could throw your ballot in the trash can.”

    Read more: 'Ballot harvesting' by Colorado campaign workers raises vote abuse fears - Washington Times



    Yeah, nothing could go wrong here....OMG, are you kidding me?

    With just two weeks until the 2014 midterm elections, there are warnings that a new Colorado law has opened the door to possible voter fraud in a critical Senate race.
    About 16 months ago, the Democratic governor signed an election law which allows residents to print ballots from their home computers, then turn them over to collectors. Critics say this could lead to voter fraud, and they allege it was pushed through the state Legislature to keep Democrats in power.

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2014/10/21/michelle-malkin-blasts-colorado-law-voter-fraud-frankenstein


    This is absurd....
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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    God forbid people walk out to their damn mailbox!

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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    A couple of years ago down here in Tucson we found a Democrat GOTV crew at a retirement home specializing in dementia care "helping" residents fill out their ballots. I was actually involved in one of the campaigns that year and while we won at the polls we got massacred in the mail in ballots.

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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    A couple of years ago down here in Tucson we found a Democrat GOTV crew at a retirement home specializing in dementia care "helping" residents fill out their ballots. I was actually involved in one of the campaigns that year and while we won at the polls we got massacred in the mail in ballots.
    I think I remember hearing something about that....But if I know libs like I do, I am sure that the usual response will be something like you can't prove that it happened so it didn't....argh...This is so damned frustrating.
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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

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    Yeah, nothing could go wrong here....OMG, are you kidding me?



    This is absurd....[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
    I wonder if anyone will ever actually prove serious fraud or continue with the maybe's and could be's?

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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    Supposedly ultra-liberal California doesn't allow anything like this. All mail-in ballots must be delivered to the county registrar of voters, no exceptions. I've never delivered one in person, but I'm fairly sure that they ask for ID from those who do.
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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think I remember hearing something about that....But if I know libs like I do, I am sure that the usual response will be something like you can't prove that it happened so it didn't....argh...This is so damned frustrating.
    If you question them you're "suppressing the right to vote" for these poor old folks. Some of these people were so far gone that they didn't even recognize their kids and wouldn't be able to complain about the ballot even if they knew they had filled one out.

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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    A couple of years ago down here in Tucson we found a Democrat GOTV crew at a retirement home specializing in dementia care "helping" residents fill out their ballots. I was actually involved in one of the campaigns that year and while we won at the polls we got massacred in the mail in ballots.
    So far we have had or believed we had integrity in our election system. That the results of elections were fairly tabulated. But what happens when the electorate loses trust in the system? Elections become meaningless.
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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I wonder if anyone will ever actually prove serious fraud or continue with the maybe's and could be's?
    Well, first you'd have to define what proof you'd accept, and what constitutes "serious"....
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    Re: What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Supposedly ultra-liberal California doesn't allow anything like this. All mail-in ballots must be delivered to the county registrar of voters, no exceptions. I've never delivered one in person, but I'm fairly sure that they ask for ID from those who do.
    We had a guy in the Phoenix area just get caught on a security camera dropping off a box of hundreds of ballots.

    Arizona primary ballot box stuffing caught on tape

    You can't accuse him of doing anything wrong because maybe he was just dropping off ballots from his family or something but it sure looks a lot like "harvesting" at face value.

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