Michigan Mail-In Ballots Swirling Down The Toilet

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.

A seven-year-old!

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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  • GWB says:

    “They are making a mockery of our elections. I’m not going to stand idly by and watch it happen.”
    Then how about 1) stepping down as you’re a fool, and 2) not letting the state do mail-in balloting as a standard measure? Because that sort of thing certainly makes a mockery of our elections (much like 2000 did down in those two counties in Florida did).

    • GWB says:

      Or, perhaps my response should be, “No, you’re not going to stand idly by. You’re going to actively work to make it so.”

      That woman really is the epitome of the idiotic do-something-now-because-government! crowd. They happily switch their uniforms from Weimar green to NAZI black to communist gray as they go about ruling over others with an iron regulation book. Fie.

  • Fen says:

    “How DARE you mock our mockery!” screeched the Marxist Left

  • Strelnikov says:

    Rode through the entire of MI’s Upper Peninsula this last week, west to east. Political displays were a sharp contrast. To begin with, this appears to be Trump country so there were a lot more for him than Biden but it was the nature of the displays that struck me.

    Trump’s typically took the form of multiple large banners/signs with his name, followed by smaller signs for the down ticket runners. The DNC displays typically showed the down ticket runners, then a small add on Biden sign. I saw no “Biden/Harris” signs at all.

    The enthusiasm gap was palpable.

    • Amanda Green says:

      I’ve seen some of that down here as well. Let’s hope that is indicative of how the election will go in Nov.

      • GWB says:

        That is why the effort to scream and riot and such, though. They don’t hope to change minds, merely to induce a larger turnout amongst their guaranteed voting blocks than Trump can muster.
        They really don’t grasp how it affects the other side….

    • Johann Amadeus Metesky says:

      I was in the UP the week before Labor Day. I’d say that the Trump signs outnumbered the Biden signs by 3-2 or 2-1, also, there were lots of Trump flags, Trump banners, and some homemade Trump signs, while I didn’t see any of those things for Biden. I don’t think there’s any question that Trump supporters are more enthusiastic.

      I also had to drive up to Owosso, not far from Lansing, last week. Rural Michigan is Trump country. In both the UP and in central Michigan I saw a number of factory made “My Governor Is An Idiot – Pure Moron” lawn signs.

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