Sources, not authorized to give public statements, say that Trump has mentioned it would be better for his supporters to not vote at all than to do a mail-in ballot. They say the thought goes that the problem with mail-in voting is not necessarily ballots being duplicated or destroyed, but that ballots could be switched.
Postal workers can tell when a vote by mail parcel comes across their hands. Primarily because of the shape of the envelope and the special code embeded in the postage mark, they are able to determine a returned mail-in ballot. Using a special smart phone application available only to those with USPS credentials, a Post Office worker can scan a parcel and immediately see a profile of the individual who sent that particular piece of mail. Name, date of birth, SS#, and yes even political affiliation is listed out in neat order on their screen.
Recent polls show that an astounding 93% of postal service workers lean left and/or are otherwise associated with the Democratic Party. Thus there are a significant number of left leaning Postal workers constantly scanning mail-in ballots. Scanned parcels that show Republican affiliation are then opened, a prefilled-in straight Democratic ticket/ballot is inserted, the envelope resealed and mailed on.
This is a new phenomenon, but according to sources Trump is telling his supporters that it would be more patriotic to not vote at all than to do a mail-in ballot. That you risk destroying our American democracy, your church, your God, your family, if you are Republican and choose to vote by mail.
By: Mallory Kendal | Sep. 19th