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September 5, 2020 · OPINION

Going once, going twice when it comes to voting

By Jeanette Hord

Yesterday, I heard our president, Donald Trump, tell us that we should vote twice this election cycle. He even said it again today, so it must be true, because we all know the president NEVER lies.

I had one of my family members, a Democrat, tell me that if I voted twice, I would go to jail, because it is a felony. Of course, I didn’t believe him; what my family member said is just a lie and a hoax, as usual.

I just wanted to let all know that I’ll be voting twice for Donald J. Trump. I’ll mail in my absentee ballot the day it is received and will also vote at the polls on Nov. 3.

I have a very large network of friends throughout the state and have already spread this very important news to all of them. They’ll be spreading the word to their network as well. They all agree that voting twice is the best way to ensure our president’s re-election.

Note: In case you aren’t aware, this is satire. It is indeed a felony to vote twice in an election, no matter what the president says.
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farmbum · September 17, 2020 at 11:29 am
The "West" is doing fine. Even as America abdicated its global responsibilities.
Jeffersonian American · September 17, 2020 at 6:51 am

badelectronics · September 13, 2020 at 7:51 am
Linda Ward · September 9, 2020 at 9:20 am
Heather Johnson - Trump won the last election by Electoral Votes, not by actual vote count. If the Democrats cheated, shouldn't a Democrat have won by your logic?
Heather Johnson · September 9, 2020 at 6:20 am
Democrats are planning to cheat, just like every election.
Jeffersonian American · September 8, 2020 at 11:14 pm
Democrats no longer want a U.S. Election Day. They now want and openly lobby for Election Weeks, Months and even an Entire Election Season. This is the advocation of the destruction of our American constitutional republic using Third World Despot tactics. This undermining of our U.S. system must be decisively stopped now if America is to be saved at all by current generations. Our American way of life hangs by a few threads as the Committed Marxists salivate over the idea of Election Season to count all kinds of illegal and bogus votes for months before and after Election Day for the purpose of stealing elections and disenfranchising law-abiding American voting citizens.

This election will not be close based on what my eyes are seeing and my ears are hearing- but the constitutional crisis of the first massive attempt to impose an Election Season upon the American People may just be the spark that ignites the conflagration to come across our American continent- To Refresh the Tree of Liberty.
nonewtaxes · September 8, 2020 at 5:46 pm
Trump is hedging against "found" ballots by preparing a lawsuit. He will get 1,000s of people who will testify that their mail in ballot was not counted.

If everything works like it should, why you you care if people go to the polls and double check, not double vote?

If there are few incidents of miscounted votes you can say that the system worked. What are you afraid of?

If we can send our soldiers to storm the beaches, fight in the jungle and fight in the desert why cant you show up in person to vote? Sounds like you take voting for granted.
Demosthenes · September 8, 2020 at 2:15 pm
As I said before, Trump will claim victory on election night because Republicans are more likely to vote in person, so he will have a lead at that point.

But it will be a close election. And as mail-in ballots are counted Trump will continue to call the counting of those votes a sham.

The whole "vote twice" argument looks so dumb but in this context it isn't. It is brilliant. In states like NC or PA if people do vote twice then their absentee ballot will be discarded while the count goes on in the days after Nov 3. Headlines will say things like "Thousands of mail-in votes for Trump thrown out in PA" and then Trump will use those headlines to further undermine everyone's faith in the election results.

Trump is setting things up so that he wins either way. If he wins the election he wins. If he loses the election he still wins by creating so much confusion about it that his supporters will never accept his loss, even if he does end up leaving office in January. Unfortunately our democracy is going to suffer serious damage either way.
AngryBob · September 8, 2020 at 11:48 am
Is this a joke?
Heather Johnson · September 8, 2020 at 7:48 am
Silii did you navigate any roundabouts lately? You should not be wasting your limited mental capacity on useless promotion of the racist party of democraps.
Heather Johnson · September 8, 2020 at 7:45 am
Democrat will cheat - just like every elections.
Truepat · September 8, 2020 at 6:25 am
The left's actions are ensuring the right votes, you can't write this stuff
BiggerPicture · September 7, 2020 at 8:44 am
That was Ms. Ward's contention, not mine. Read ALL of the posts before exposing your gross ignorance and complete lack of understanding. Going to the polls to ascertain the status of your absentee ballot would be like going to the funeral home to ascertain the cause of death. One has nothing to do with the other. Reading and comprehension kind of go hand in hand. It is a shame you don't recognize that relationship. Get it?
Silii · September 6, 2020 at 5:48 pm
Polling places on Nov 3 will have no information about absentee ballot counts because absentee ballots aren't counted until AFTER election day. Get it? Where in the world did anyone get the idea a person can go to their polling place on Nov 3 and inquire about their absentee ballot? All the early voting and absentee ballot voting applies to ALL voters, which includes Republicans. duh. Election officials come outside at 7 pm and announce that the polls are closed. If you are in line when that happens you will be able to vote. So, Bigger Picture, educate yourself about voting rules in Virginia.
BiggerPicture · September 5, 2020 at 7:19 pm
Why would the polls closing on time adversely affect one group more so than any other? Oh, wait....Republicans have jobs and might not get to the polls before they close. Democrats, well, they can vote any time. What an excellent strategy! The president wants to slow down the physical polling process so he can deny his own supporters the chance to vote. Yeah. You libs sure have things figured out.
Linda Ward · September 5, 2020 at 2:24 pm
So much winning when you vote twice..........just putting more chum in the water for the sharks to attack.

Going to the polls on election day to check if your absentee ballot was counted is to create more conflict and confusion. Polls counts aren't done until the poll closes, showing up will only slow the system down, which I think is what Trump wants to do so there will be people waiting to vote that can't because the physical polls will close at the regulated time.
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