Defenders of all-mail balloting – including nincompoop liberal blogger Jon Ralston – keep telling us that “procedures are in place” to prevent ballot fraud. That includes, they tell us, procedures to make sure the signature on mail-in ballots matches the signature on file from when the voter registered to vote.
I have asked all along exactly what those procedures are without explanation.
Well, in his Sunday column Victor Joecks reveals the secret. No, they are not digitally scanned. They are visually compared by fallible human beings with no expertise or training in recognizing forgeries.
But I still don’t know if EVERY ballot is inspected or just some sampling based on unspecified criteria.
Regardless, Victor explains how he and some others intentionally, but legally, submitted ballots with decidedly non-matching signatures to the Clark County Election Department in last month’s primary…
“The county’s signature verification process didn’t work,” Victor reported. “The county flagged only my ballot — the most obvious signature that didn’t match. But the other ballots, featuring printed names and signatures that didn’t match those on file, all went through.”
One should also consider what Nevada Deputy Secretary of State Wayne Thorley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal a couple of weeks ago…
“The claims that there’s no fraud whatsoever in the system, that’s not true. Fraud does happen…”
Keep this in mind as the Democrat-controlled Nevada Legislature, in the ongoing special session, tries to change state law to mandate mail-in balloting for November’s general election.
And here’s one last thing on this to consider…
If it’s “secure” to allow voters to sign a ballot and mail it in to vote in an election, why isn’t it secure to allow voters to, say, download and sign a “Recall Sisolak” petition and mail it in, hmm?