August 27, 2021 6:35 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, August 27, 2021 Morning Reads for Friday, August 27, 2021 By Ginny Politics 4 Comments Yes, we’re all tired of this crap.Are the angels gonna sing?Oh, the horrors. Anything can be manipulated to say whatever you want it to say. What could go wrong?What else could go wrong now?Australia is off the bucket list for the foreseeable future. So wrong, on so many levels. Share this:TumblrFacebookRedditTwitterEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 4 Comments armanidog “Almost 15 Million 2020 Mail-In Ballots Unaccounted For” is a typical PJ Media article written by a guy who says he is a comedian and columnist. We went through this in June 2020: “Adams’ foundation released a two-page document in April that included voting-by-mail statistics during the past four general elections, from 2012 to 2018. Using U.S. Election Assistance Commission survey data, the foundation said that about 146 million ballots were mailed out to voters. Of those, 28 million ballots were “not returned by voter, spoiled, returned as undeliverable, or otherwise unable to be tracked.” The federal commission refers to these ballots as “unknown,” not “missing.” Those ballots “represent 28 million opportunities for someone to cheat,” Adams wrote. But experts say that’s a mischaracterization of what’s generally happening with these ballots. It’s more accurate to refer to them as uncast or unreturned. “The vast majority are sitting on kitchen counters or put in the trash or recycling because individuals who received them did not end up casting votes,” said Barry Burden, a University of Wisconsin political scientist. There are a few reasons why someone may receive an absentee ballot and then not use it. First, millions of these ballots are in the states of Colorado, Oregon and Washington that mail ballots to every active voter. Just as many voters don’t show up in person to vote, many voters in those states skip voting even when they are sent a ballot at home. For voters in other states, some were on ongoing lists to get absentee ballots for every election cycle, and may not have been engaged in a particular one. Even among voters who requested a ballot for that particular election, there are those who, for whatever reason, ultimately didn’t vote. “Conflating voters choosing not to cast their ballot with ‘missing’ ballots is a fundamental flaw in the argument” against voting by mail, wrote Vote at Home CEO Amber McReynolds, formerly Denver’s head of elections.” https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jun/09/j-christian-adams/misleading-claim-millions-absentee-ballots-end-mis/ PJ Media is a joke. August 27, 2021 7:02 AM Log in to Reply xdog Remember when Trump was so convinced he had beat Hillary in the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally” that he named a Commission on Election Integrity to fix matters, only to pull the plug after a few confused months? Well, at least one of PILF’s directors was involved in that previous effort at alarmism. More recently, PILF’s current chair joined in the call when Trump pressured Raffensperger to alter Georgia voting results. Nice people. I can’t wait to see what they’ll say about Cyber Ninja’s Arizona ‘audit’ report, assuming one is ever released. August 27, 2021 11:50 AM Log in to Reply armanidog As an example of how :”Anything can be manipulated to say whatever you want it to say.” See the post above about PJ Media and the Public Interest Legal Foundation. It’s ironic you would post this and then post a story that uses data manipulation to give the wrong view . August 27, 2021 7:08 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Ironic? No, intentional. A sign of manipulation as set forth by the organicprepper: “By sensationalizing one story, the media can build anxiety, stress, and fear in a market for viewership, popularity, and ratings. Fear-mongering is often the most transparent and easy-to-catch if one is coherent and questioning.: Those 14 million ballots the PJ Media story mentions? Those include ballots that were mailed out but not used (maybe person didn’t vote, or moved, etc.) That headline and the links above- sensational(ized)! August 27, 2021 2:58 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.