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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Thu May 28, 2020, 08:33 AM May 2020

Trump and Republicans have discovered a way to win the next election.

Harvesting absentee ballots.

The red state Republicans will be mailing out mass absentee ballots for every Republican and Independent in their states.

They will then take those lists and canvas those cities and states to collect those absentee ballots. They will assist these people with their voting.

They did it in California already just a few weeks ago. And they won by a large margin a seat that was previously Democratic.

This is their plan.

Wisconsin is their first target but there will be others.

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JI7

(89,573 posts)
1. The California seat you are talking about was Republican until 2018 when Hill won in a blue wave
Thu May 28, 2020, 08:35 AM
May 2020

While we have to do all we can to win including getting out the vote in solid blue and solid red areas that election was in a place that was mostly republican .

kentuck

(111,499 posts)
3. Nunes has admitted that they harvested votes in that District.
Thu May 28, 2020, 08:38 AM
May 2020

Something was posted on DU the other day about the race.

Such an enthusiastic turnout for Republicans was not predicted.

kentuck

(111,499 posts)
6. Legal or illegal does not matter with Donald Trump...
Thu May 28, 2020, 08:40 AM
May 2020

Or the Republican Party.

Whatever they can get away with.

Bettie

(16,447 posts)
7. So, when are Republicans going to start
Thu May 28, 2020, 08:50 AM
May 2020

following laws? Laws are only for Democrats and persons of color, not them.

It is the sad truth.

Bettie

(16,447 posts)
9. As I've said before
Thu May 28, 2020, 09:03 AM
May 2020

our system only works when all sides agree that laws are a thing. Republicans don't believe that.

11. Wrong Question
Thu May 28, 2020, 09:13 AM
May 2020

When are DEMS going to start our own form of electioneering in order to win elections?


That, "We're better than that," response doesn't seem to be working.

Bettie

(16,447 posts)
13. Agreed
Thu May 28, 2020, 09:16 AM
May 2020

we do need to start playing their game. If we follow old rules, then we'll lose.

We need hard-hitting ads instead of taking the high road.

We need massive mobilization to ensure that ballots are returned.

And we need messaging that is short, concise and brutal with respect to what we're facing. We need to use their language to get the truth out there in the starkest possible terms.

Thekaspervote

(33,271 posts)
17. Agree ...with 39 dem govs in place it won't work as the gop hope. We have power too
Thu May 28, 2020, 10:26 AM
May 2020

the CA district referenced has been red a long long time

Maxheader

(4,381 posts)
12. The way it is here...
Thu May 28, 2020, 09:14 AM
May 2020

In kansas...you request an absentee ballot..You receive an application, verifying

you are who you say you are...Drivers license on form..A few questions, mail

it back to the election board..In October I will receive a ballot. I don't think

it's legal to mail them, unrequested...

kentuck

(111,499 posts)
14. Wisconsin will mail absentee ballot applications to 2.7M voters
Thu May 28, 2020, 09:17 AM
May 2020
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/499861-wisconsin-will-mail-absentee-ballot-applications-to-27-million-voters

<snip>
The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to mail out 2.7 million absentee ballot applications in the state ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Last week, the six-person panel was split on whether to mail the forms to nearly all registered voters, even those who hadn’t requested one. The bipartisan commission on Wednesday unanimously passed the plan.

The commission still hasn’t finalized the wording of the letter, which could result in a long drafting process. Democrats on the commission want staff to draft the letter to avoid partisan gridlock.

"We’re going to wind up in a situation where we’re going to be parsing individual words on a letter and [having] 3-3 votes on whether we’re going to say ‘shall’ or ‘can,’ or ‘could’ or ‘would’ or ‘should.’ And it does none of us any good," Democratic Commissioner Ann Jacobs told the Journal Sentinel.

Maxheader

(4,381 posts)
15. Maybe it will get more democrats registered..
Thu May 28, 2020, 09:24 AM
May 2020

People have less trouble to vote..as been said here. Register on line.



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