The insidiousness of this bill is overwhelming: even if a county down the road determines that they would rather go back to polling places instead of the all-mail fraud they are pushing now, some legislators want to deny them that choice. Why? What is the real purpose behind this push to shut off the only means of conducting open and honest elections in Washington State?
The fear we have in Pierce County is that these election thieves will wipe out the last bastion of integrity for voting in this state. In spite of the numbers the politician throw up about this process, all mail ballots don't really save the system any money. When you factor in all the man-hours to count the ballots, the number of times that "re-marked" ballots have to be handled, and the embarrassingly long time it takes to get the election results, the overall cost soars.
I like seeing people with their ID's showing when they vote. There is no such assurance with the mail-in ballots. I would rather see the
balloting return to polling places, where we attach a face to the ballot, where citizenship requires getting off one's duff and going to
the polls. And we know who wins an election on election night instead of weeks later after King County finds another stack of "lost" ballots.
With elections being determined by as few as dozens of votes, we
don't have as much confidence that only eligible voters are actually
voting, and the fraudulent registrations already uncovered does not give
us any confidence that it isn't still happening.