Michigan Mail-In Ballots Swirling Down The Toilet
Michigan Mail-In Ballots Swirling Down The Toilet
Just when you thought the controversy over mail-in ballots couldn’t get any more absurd, a county clerk in Michigan has proven us wrong. Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum established two things when she filed a criminal report concerning a political display in a front yard: she has no sense of humor and she has no faith in the ability of Michigan’s voters to realize they shouldn’t cast their votes in a toilet set in a front yard.
Now, I’ll admit, some of the voters might be tempted to flush their mail-in ballots down the toilet, but the likelihood of them actually trying to do so in this particular manner is slim to none.
Let me set the scene for you. Someone put the family crapper on their front lawn. Next to it is a sign that reads “Place mail-in ballots here”. They even helpfully added an arrow to the sign to make sure anyone with any question would know the ballots go in the toilet. Oh, and there’s also a sign supporting the recall election of Michigan’s governor. (An indication the homeowner isn’t completely insane.)
It’s solicitation of absentee ballots into a container,” Byrum said in a statement. “Our election integrity is not a game. I expect everyone to act appropriately, and this is unacceptable.”
Does she really think someone who took the time and effort to request a mail-in ballot is going to go driving around to find a toilet to put their completed ballot in? And when did voting at your nearest outdoor john become safer than going to the polls?
Hell’s bells, there’s a video by Stephen Colbert telling Michigan voters what to do to vote by mail.
I wish I could say this sort of insanity surprises me, but this is 2020. This is the year where folks have got to learn to stop saying, “nothing else can go wrong.” All you have to do is look at our headlines or listen to the news–or just talk to your neighbors–to know this is a year and a campaign season unlike any other.
This is the year when it is too dangerous to go to the polls to cast your vote (or got to church in most areas of the country) but you can sure as hell protest with a few hundred of your friends. This is the year when you can decry the police and demand they be defunded and then wonder why there’s not a cop around when you want one.
This is also the year when we see all too many adults forgetting they are supposed to set the example–and it is supposed to be a good example–for our young people.
Yet these so-called adults keep acting like spoiled brats. Just last month we had a prime example when two women (I can’t call them ladies) attacked a seven-year-old boy who dared wear a MAGA hat and show support for the President.
Outside the DNC Convention tonight, radical leftists attacked a 7 year old boy.
Because he was simply showing his support for President @realDonaldTrump.
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) August 21, 2020
And we’re supposed to worry about someone putting a toilet on their front yard and saying to put your mail-in ballots there?
Then there’s this example of the steps some Trump supporters are having to go to in order to protect their campaign signs.
In New Bedford, MA, a Trump supporter finally had enough of someone stealing his signs in support of President Trump. John Oliveira installed the three-foot high electric fence and added warnings in English, Spanish and French, warning trespassers about the folly of trying to steal his campaign signs yet again. Funny thing, since the fence went up, not one sign has been destroyed or gone missing.
I wish I could say this was a one-time only situation but back in 2016, a family did much the same thing because someone kept stealing their Trump signs.
Byrum made the following comment about the toilet bowl display: “They are making a mockery of our elections. I’m not going to stand idly by and watch it happen.” My response to her is that the real mockery is coming from the Left with their attempts to intimidate, silence and otherwise wrongfully influence Trump supporters.
Instead of worrying that people might actually decide to cast their mail-in votes in a toilet on someone’s front lawn might be mistaken as a legal voting place, Barb Byrum ought to be more concerned with the real issues surrounding mail-in ballots. Perhaps she ought to consider this story out of Florida where 35,000 mail-in ballots were rejected in the state’s primary. The potential for real voter fraud, not to mention other issues with mail-in ballots seem much more important to me than someone exercising their First Amendment right to free speech by suggesting mail-in voting should swirl around the toilet bowl before being flushed into oblivion.
The election can’t come soon enough and 2020 can’t end quickly enough. I’m ready for the madness to be behind us. Maybe that homeowner in Ingram County will add a sign to his mail-in votes display, one pointing to 2020 being flushed down the figurative drain along with those imaginary ballots Byrum is so worried about.
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