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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 13:46 (41 days ago)

We received our Remote Access Vote By Mail Ballots on Tuesday.

We voted and sent them back in. It's easy and important.

I think there is still time to apply for your RAVMB, so if you are a US citizen, you have no excuse not to vote!!!

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by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 13:53 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We received our Remote Access Vote By Mail Ballots on Tuesday.

We voted and sent them back in. It's easy and important.

I think there is still time to apply for your RAVMB, so if you are a US citizen, you have no excuse not to vote!!!

Did you make some photocopies so the rest of us could vote too?;-)

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 14:35 (41 days ago) @ Altona Stu

:-D No, we just thought that we'd also apply for an absentee ballot. :-D

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:01 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

My husband and I vote through FVAP.gov. Since we are US citizens residing abroad, we receive our ballots like absent uniformed service members through the county where we last resided.

Arizona Pima County Recorder's office emails us ballots, which we should receive soon. We print them, vote, sign the affidavit, scan and attach them to the same email. The recorder's office then confirms that they were received. We have voted this way since we moved here 5 years ago.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:12 (41 days ago) @ Susan G

Almost the same as ours, except ours already arrived and we either FAX them back or use an e-mail address to scan them to and they FAX them to the appropriate place.

Either way, VOTE!!!!

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by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 18:29 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

:-D No, we just thought that we'd also apply for an absentee ballot. :-D

I did hear you've been told to vote twice!

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by Wonderful Wino, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:06 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

For those who want more info, here is an announcement from the Madera, CA Elections Commission (I used to live in Southern California before moving to Zihua):

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System (RAVBM)
Our Remote Accessible Vote by Mail System is available to ALL voters for November 3, 2020 which includes, Military and Overseas Voters, as well as Voters who are not able to privately and independently vote using a paper ballot.

RAVBM is not internet voting because the hard copy (the print out) of the voter’s selections is returned by either by mail, at a drop box, or to a vote center.
The ballot is not returned electronically.

The RAVBM system is fully accessible and works with the document reader software on your computer to assist you in marking your ballot.

A printer is required to use this system.

KEEP the blue identification return envelope from your Vote by Mail packet. You will need to place your printed selections into this envelope in order to return your ballot.

All California voters will be able to request a RAVBM ballot up to seven (7) days before Election Day, November 3 (October 27, 2020)

If you would like to vote using this method to mark and print your ballot, you can do so in the following ways:

1. Complete the postcard located in your Vote by Mail ballot packet and mail it in (no postage required).

2. If you would like to apply using our online form, click the link below to apply and mail it in.

Request for Accessible Ballot or Translated Materials (English/Punjabi version)

Request for Accessible Ballot or Translated Materials (versión en Español)

3. If you would like to apply by phone, call (800) 435-0509 toll free and video relay service accessible.

4. If you would like to apply by email, email your request to: electionsinfo@maderacounty.com

After your request is received, you will be sent an email link to access your ballot.
The link will provide instructions for returning your ballot.

If you have lost or discarded your blue identification return envelope, contact the Elections Division for a replacement before you return your ballot.

Ballots returned that are not sealed in the blue identification envelope cannot be counted.


Since it's not internet voting, then it seems your "vote" is hand carried to a mail/drop box or vote center; that still leaves the possibility for fraud...just sayin'.

Vote early and vote often! (Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley)

WW

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:11 (41 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

Our California ballots allow us to FAX them in, or if FAX isn't easily available, send scanned copies (read photographs) to the e mail address on the forms and they FAX them to the appropriate place in California at no charge.

It works!!!!!

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by hromero ⌂ @, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 20:03 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

:megusta:

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 21:37 (41 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Let’s make America great again!

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by midalake @, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 22:20 (41 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Let’s make America great again!

YES

[Place picture of Joe Biden here!]

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by nicatnit, Friday, September 18, 2020, 05:46 (40 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Didn’t you mean “Bring Back Better” ?

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by Wonderful Wino, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:10 (39 days ago) @ Talley Ho

From The Heritage Foundation:

Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as the basic manner in which the Internet is organized. It is unlikely that these vulnerabilities will be eliminated at any time in the near future.

State legislators and secretaries of state who are considering implementing Internet voting, or even the delivery by e-mail of voted ballots from registered voters, should reconsider such measures. These programs would be vulnerable to a variety of well-known cyber-attacks, any of which could be catastrophic. Such attacks could be “launched by anyone from a disaffected lone individual to a well-financed enemy agency outside the reach of U.S. law.”[2] They also “could result in large-scale, selective voter disenfranchisement,” privacy violations, vote buying and selling, and vote switching “even to the extent of reversing the outcome of many elections at once….”[3] The biggest danger, however, is that such attacks “could succeed and yet go completely undetected.”

WW

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11:25 (39 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

From The Heritage Foundation:

Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as the basic manner in which the Internet is organized. It is unlikely that these vulnerabilities will be eliminated at any time in the near future.

State legislators and secretaries of state who are considering implementing Internet voting, or even the delivery by e-mail of voted ballots from registered voters, should reconsider such measures. These programs would be vulnerable to a variety of well-known cyber-attacks, any of which could be catastrophic. Such attacks could be “launched by anyone from a disaffected lone individual to a well-financed enemy agency outside the reach of U.S. law.”[2] They also “could result in large-scale, selective voter disenfranchisement,” privacy violations, vote buying and selling, and vote switching “even to the extent of reversing the outcome of many elections at once….”[3] The biggest danger, however, is that such attacks “could succeed and yet go completely undetected.”

WW

That's why they want ballots faxed or photographed so there is literally a paper trail. Absentee and mail-in voting is safer and more secure than the electronic voting used at most polling places.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11:57 (39 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by qwerty @, Oregon, USA, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 17:34 (39 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I'm totally on board with paper ballots. When I lived in Massachusetts, I used a variety of "machines", including the kind that once you moved the lever the display was reset and who knows whether your vote was actually submitted or not. Now that I am back in Oregon, which has had vote by mail (or drop off) since I returned in 1997, I am much more confident that my vote is actually getting submitted and counted. We now have the ability to be notified when our ballots are sent to us, and when they have been received once we have returned them. I have almost always dropped them off in an official collection box (at most public libraries) since until recently the voter had to pay the postage and I was never really sure whether to use one or two stamps. Even though the state now covers the postage cost, I think I'll still be dropping mine off this year.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 14:57 (39 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

Keep in mind that the Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank. On their home page they talk about curing taxes, dismantling the Affordable Care Act and scaring our borders. While I think the points they raise deserve consideration, I’ll put my trust in tech experts to deal with them.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 01:00 (39 days ago) @ Timmac

:megusta:

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10:01 (38 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

So online banking works but online voting cannot and it’s all true because I quoted something! Let’s make America great again.:stirpot:

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by jay @, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 16:28 (38 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy
edited by jay, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 16:35

Banks have a vested interest in ensuring their online systems are very secure. Politicians and their parties often have a vested interest in ensuring online voting systems, or for that matter, any computerized voting systems, are NOT entirely secure. In addition, the FEC has been largely defunded to the point where it can't do its job, and deliberately so.

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by nicatnit, Friday, September 25, 2020, 20:08 (33 days ago) @ jay

Yeh like bank fraud never happens.

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by Casa Juan @, Friday, September 25, 2020, 23:37 (33 days ago) @ nicatnit

Just got my Alaska ballot emailed to me and completed, not too difficult, requires getting a person who is an adult resident to witness/verify signature or a notary and then mailed back in. Sure beats not having the opportunity.

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by Sunlight Dancer, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 04:26 (32 days ago) @ Wonderful Wino

From The Heritage Foundation:

Such attacks could be “launched by anyone from a disaffected lone individual to a well-financed enemy agency outside the reach of U.S. law.”[2] They also “could result in large-scale, selective voter disenfranchisement,” privacy violations, vote buying and selling, and vote switching “even to the extent of reversing the outcome of many elections at once….”[3] The biggest danger, however, is that such attacks “could succeed and yet go completely undetected.”


Voting systems don't have to be on the internet to be penetrated by bad actors. The last DNI report stated that Russian hackers have already breached American e-voting systems in key states and districts, giving them the ability to manipulate vote counts.

TrumPutin is panicked that tens of millions more people are using paper ballots because paper ballots can't be hacked. A legitimate election means a crushing defeat.

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by Bart, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 08:00 (32 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

TrumPutin is panicked that tens of millions more people are using paper ballots because paper ballots can't be hacked.

Really? What about the paper ballots found in the garbage can in Philadelphia this week? Yep, everyone of them was a vote for Trump.

A legitimate election means a crushing defeat.

Right.....It's not the Republicans that won't support voter ID. Don't give me that lame excuse that it suppresses voting. Or do you think people are too stupid to procure an ID?

Lets face it....the marxist liberals are still upset with the Republicans for freeing the slaves and giving them, along with women, the right to vote. Don't you think it's time to get over it?

If it's a legitimate election Trump will win in a landslide. But we already know it's not going to be, cuz the marxist libs cheat.

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by midalake @, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 08:20 (32 days ago) @ Bart


Lets face it....the marxist liberals are still upset with the Republicans for freeing the slaves and giving them, along with women, the right to vote. Don't you think it's time to get over it?

If it's a legitimate election Trump will win in a landslide. But we already know it's not going to be, cuz the marxist libs cheat.

That is pure mouth breathing HOGWASH!

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I Voted For Sanity and Patriotism

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 09:28 (32 days ago) @ Bart

TrumPutin is panicked that tens of millions more people are using paper ballots because paper ballots can't be hacked.

Really? What about the paper ballots found in the garbage can in Philadelphia this week? Yep, everyone of them was a vote for Trump.

STAGED BY REPUBLICANS A pathetic and desperate endeavor by a failed reality TV "star".


A legitimate election means a crushing defeat.

Right.....It's not the Republicans that won't support voter ID. Don't give me that lame excuse that it suppresses voting. Or do you think people are too stupid to procure an ID?

They already have ID's and don't need any more.

It isn't a lame excuse, ace. Do I actually have to waste my time looking it up for you and posting it here? The Chump's own commission to investigate voter fraud found ZERO ZIP ZILCH NOTHING NADA. A waste of the good people's taxes.


Lets face it....the marxist liberals are still upset with the Republicans for freeing the slaves and giving them, along with women, the right to vote. Don't you think it's time to get over it?

You're about to get yourself banned for just plain crazy. The fact you that support a racist, a traitor, a sexual predator, a pathological liar speaks extremely poorly of you and your piss poor judgement. This liberal and millions of others served the nation so that crazy people like you could say any stupid brainfart that pops into your head without fear of government retribution, but it doesn't mean I have to tolerate your crazy nonsense here, get it?


If it's a legitimate election Trump will win in a landslide. But we already know it's not going to be, cuz the marxist libs cheat.

No he won't. The cheaters have historically been Republicans. Again, do I have to waste my time posting it for you are are you able to look up FACTS for yourself? Waste any my of time more and I will take it as a personal offense. The majority of voters are not Republican, and large turnouts have historically always favored the Dems as they did in 2018.

I really don't know what you idiots were thinking supporting this racist brat billionaire who represents everything the Founding Fathers tried to prevent from becoming the nation's executive, but except for the just plain dumbed down voters, I consider most of you Chumpanzees traitors to the nation that so many good and decent people gave everything to try to make a better place for everyone, including those poor undocumented people suffering at the border and the ones whose children were separated from them and locked in cages all over the country, including enslaved people and indigenous people who were massacred and their lands stolen. If you want to take this up face to face man to traitor, I'll be right here, ace. Got it? I don't want to hear another word from you for a while. I have work to do and no time for traitors or crazies.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:51 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

I Voted For Sanity and Patriotism

by Quadra Paul @, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 11:43 (32 days ago) @ Talley Ho

:megusta:

I Voted For Sanity and Patriotism

by Dalejb, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 16:10 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I think I saw where you said that you were less than perfect. Have you ever been called a bully?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 17:38 (32 days ago) @ Dalejb

I think I saw where you said that you were less than perfect. Have you ever been called a bully?

I'm the guy who stands up to wannabe bullies ever since I was one of the first peace & love hippie kids in Louisville, a place that's been in the news for its racist issues recently, where rednecks would call me ni**er-lover, among other things, for standing up for my black friends back in the 60's and try to beat me up after school until I decided not to take it anymore. I stopped taking it then and I refuse to take it now. The wannabe bully is the ass some hateful stupid people put in the White House who incites violence and acts of terrorism against minorities and the media and who has refused to agree to a peaceful transition of power when he loses and who has convinced his soft-headed cult followers that if he loses it will be fraud, as evidenced by the stupid comment I responded to here. The coward who dodged the draft but uses violence against peaceful protesters for a photo op of him holding a book he's never read in front of a place of worship he doesn't believe in.

If this is what you wish to discuss here it's going to be a very short conversation.

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by BrianE @, Auburn, WA, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 23:53 (38 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I tend to wait until after the debates and vote for a person, not a party. I guess I'm just weird wanting the best person for the job. best of luck

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Undecided? How is that possible?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, September 21, 2020, 09:38 (37 days ago) @ BrianE

I tend to wait until after the debates and vote for a person, not a party. I guess I'm just weird wanting the best person for the job. best of luck

Old son, if you don't know who that is by now your judgement is seriously impaired.

One is a liar, a sexual predator, a racist who incites violence and acts of terrorism, a puppet of Putin who has weakened the USA's stance in the world and made it the laughingstock of the world making it a government that cannot be trusted, a person who uses the office for personal profit, an incompetent idiot who puts cronies in charge of federal departments in order to ruin them, a draft dodger who insults veterans, war heroes and Gold Star families, a brat billionaire with no personal integrity, no shame, no honor who makes fun of the handicapped, a traitor who sells out U.S. interests for personal profit.

The other candidate is WHO PHUQUING CARES.

Four more years of The Chump will effectively be the tipping point and the end of the USA as we know it. The nation is becoming a fascist authoritarian government. How is it possible Chumpanzees were allowed to blatantly violate federal election laws by blocking access to polling places and wearing and carrying Chump propaganda in Virginia? Because hatchet man Billy Barr allows it.

I never thought it possible the USA could fall so far so fast in my lifetime , but we are in a time where the Leader of the Free World is no longer a U.S. president, it's a German woman born in a communist nation. That is the consensus of the Free World.

Undecided? How is that possible?

by Robbob, Monday, September 21, 2020, 15:29 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

I would also add that on the day the US passed 200,000 deaths from Covid 19, he gave himself an A+ for his response to the pandemic. He is delusional!

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Undecided? How is that possible?

by Sandy feet, Seattle, Monday, September 21, 2020, 16:43 (37 days ago) @ Robbob

Yep, a total POS :grrr:

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Undecided? How is that possible?

by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, September 21, 2020, 18:46 (37 days ago) @ Sandy feet

I actually use a term I learned in the Army—SHPOS—-SubHuman.