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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:41 PM

'Barr has gone off the rails': The Att Gen's new comments are stunning even his fiercest critics



‘Barr has gone off the rails’: The attorney general’s new comments are stunning even his fiercest critics

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/barr-has-gone-off-the-rails-the-attorney-generals-new-comments-are-stunning-even-his-fiercest-critics/

Published 1 min ago on September 15, 2020




Attorney General Bill Barr sparked outrage once again on Tuesday when a new round of his dangerous and inflammatory comments about voting by mail were published in the Chicago Tribune.

In a new column by John Kass, Barr floated more of his baseless fearmongering about mail-in votes, while hypocritically criticizing those who are afraid of President Donald Trump’s threat to democracy.

First, echoing Trump but putting his own spin on it, Barr attacked mail-in voting, which has existed for generation

“Just think about the way we vote now,” Barr said. “You have a precinct, your name is on a list, you go in and say who you are, you go behind a curtain, no one is allowed to go in there to influence you, and no one can tell how you voted. All of that is gone with mail-in voting. There’s no secret vote. You have to associate the envelope in the mailing and the name of who’s sending it in, with the ballot.

“There’s no more secret vote with mail-in vote. A secret vote prevents selling and buying votes. So now we’re back in the business of selling and buying votes. Capricious distribution of ballots means (ballot) harvesting, undue influence, outright coercion, paying off a postman, here’s a few hundred dollars, give me some of your ballots,” the attorney general said.




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Of course, absentee voting is simply a form of voting by mail. The terms are often interchangeable, .......................

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Beartracks Tuesday #8
elleng Tuesday #2
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:44 PM

1. He was planning on those machines to hack the vote now Barr has to do this because Der Furher

Knows he going to lose badly with mail in votes.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:34 PM

8. Good point. You can't hack the mail.

But you CAN put your hand-picked stooge in charge of the Post Office to fuck up delivery of your un-hackable ballot.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:44 PM

2. Oh NO, imagine THAT!

'You have to associate the envelope in the mailing and the name of who’s sending it in, with the ballot.'


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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:36 AM

9. What does "associate the envelope with a name even mean?

That's not how mail-in voting is done. They're all just automatic liars.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:49 PM

3. Projection

Everything they say, they really do.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:49 PM

4. "behind a curtain" when was the last time...?

I mean, Ohio hasn't had booths with curtains in 15-20 years...and he's got some crazy ideas of the postal service (and of the way mail-in ballots are opened and counted)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:57 PM

5. I have never voted "behind a curtain."

And what a disgraceful slander against postal workers, alleging they can be bribed and would sell ballots rather than delivering them to voters.

Barr is a sick asshole who is living out his dream of being a nazi.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:25 PM

6. They still have to find you in the roll book. Mark that you voted. So you can't vote twice.

I'm old enough to remember a curtain on a voting booth.
The postal people don't hand out the ballots. The ballots have names on them. They go to an address. They do not have party affiliations on the envelope or on the ballot itself
Obviously Barr doesn't live in the real world.
None of them do.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:28 PM

7. If you vote in person then they find your mail ballot they will discard your mail in ballot.

If they have counted your mail in.. the book will be marked and you can't vote in person. It is that simple.

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