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(The New York Times)   A record 76% of Americans will be eligible to receive a ballot in the mail for the 2020 election, the most in U.S. history   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 12:08:02 AM  
Yet in TX I'll still have to stand in line with some mouth-breathing magat :/
 
2020-08-12 12:08:25 AM  
76% will be eligible.  How many do you think will actually be able to get one?  How many do you think will be able to have their vote counted?
 
2020-08-12 12:08:34 AM  
Which is why Trump has one of his cronies farking up the Post Office.
 
2020-08-12 12:08:54 AM  
And WTF NY.
 
2020-08-12 12:09:02 AM  
76% is still too low.
 
2020-08-12 12:10:40 AM  
That's...the...most?

You lying motherfarkers.

You lying motherfarkers in your tv shows and music and speeches and deploying troops with your farking lie.
 
2020-08-12 12:12:23 AM  
Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.
 
2020-08-12 12:15:23 AM  

Katerchen: Yet in TX I'll still have to stand in line with some mouth-breathing magat :/


Mouth breathing means it's safer when he wears the mask under his nose. So you've got that going for you.
 
2020-08-12 12:15:46 AM  
Too bad Trump will hold them all up at the post office.
 
2020-08-12 12:16:17 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.


That's a good impression of some conservative bullshiat right there.
 
2020-08-12 12:16:53 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.


Suuuuure, no one's going to refuse to wear a mask and then cause a stink when they're not allowed to vote.
 
2020-08-12 12:17:25 AM  

Katerchen: Yet in TX I'll still have to stand in line with some mouth-breathing magat :/


You and me both :-/
 
2020-08-12 12:21:20 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.


Social distancing and disinfection is also needed. Masks are one PART of reduction. But reduction is not elimination, and the risk is greater than zero, voting in public.
 
2020-08-12 12:21:36 AM  

ox45tallboy: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Suuuuure, no one's going to refuse to wear a mask and then cause a stink when they're not allowed to vote.


Then they don't get to vote, plain and simple.  Let them file a lawsuit after the fact if they want.

For whatever minute percentage of the population it happens to be that can't be bothered with the mask to vote, ultimately it won't affect the outcome of any race.  Especially in the red district they'd be voting in.
 
2020-08-12 12:22:40 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.


Masks are effective...but they're most effective when combined with social distancing. Y'know, something that is basically impossible in a polling place, especially since Republicans have a nasty tendency to gut the number of polling locations which means the remaining ones are super-crowded. And even if you ignore that, the 'masks + 6 feet' rule isn't 100% effective, even if everyone followed it, so the safest option is to vote by mail, as many states have done for years without a problem.

But then, as a Republican, you are either deliberately being disingenuous or are just ignorant, so I probably shouldn't have wasted my time writing this post.
 
2020-08-12 12:23:36 AM  

bobug: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Social distancing and disinfection is also needed. Masks are one PART of reduction. But reduction is not elimination, and the risk is greater than zero, voting in public.


Yeah, that's how walking out of your house works.  You tend to face some risk doing it.

If you find the risk too great, every state offers absentee.
 
2020-08-12 12:23:42 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask. I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.


Lies.
 
2020-08-12 12:25:04 AM  

LordJiro: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Masks are effective...but they're most effective when combined with social distancing. Y'know, something that is basically impossible in a polling place, especially since Republicans have a nasty tendency to gut the number of polling locations which means the remaining ones are super-crowded. And even if you ignore that, the 'masks + 6 feet' rule isn't 100% effective, even if everyone followed it, so the safest option is to vote by mail, as many states have done for years without a problem.

But then, as a Republican, you are either deliberately being disingenuous or are just ignorant, so I probably shouldn't have wasted my time writing this post.


Been to a retail establishment lately?  You notice all the tape on the floor 6 feet apart?   It's not that difficult.
 
2020-08-12 12:26:01 AM  
Off topic here, but some anonymous Farker gifted me with a month of TF. If you are reading this, thank you very much. Not sure what I did to deserve it.
 
2020-08-12 12:26:46 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: bobug: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Social distancing and disinfection is also needed. Masks are one PART of reduction. But reduction is not elimination, and the risk is greater than zero, voting in public.

Yeah, that's how walking out of your house works.  You tend to face some risk doing it.

If you find the risk too great, every state offers absentee.


You just contradicted you initial point.
 
2020-08-12 12:27:38 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: LordJiro: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Masks are effective...but they're most effective when combined with social distancing. Y'know, something that is basically impossible in a polling place, especially since Republicans have a nasty tendency to gut the number of polling locations which means the remaining ones are super-crowded. And even if you ignore that, the 'masks + 6 feet' rule isn't 100% effective, even if everyone followed it, so the safest option is to vote by mail, as many states have done for years without a problem.

But then, as a Republican, you are either deliberately being disingenuous or are just ignorant, so I probably shouldn't have wasted my time writing this post.

Been to a retail establishment lately?  You notice all the tape on the floor 6 feet apart?   It's not that difficult.


From your profile: "not all conservatives are evil."

Well, it sure seems that those you follow are unequivocally evil. So, GFY.
 
2020-08-12 12:28:24 AM  

LordJiro: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Masks are effective...but they're most effective when combined with social distancing. Y'know, something that is basically impossible in a polling place, especially since Republicans have a nasty tendency to gut the number of polling locations which means the remaining ones are super-crowded. And even if you ignore that, the 'masks + 6 feet' rule isn't 100% effective, even if everyone followed it, so the safest option is to vote by mail, as many states have done for years without a problem.

But then, as a Republican, you are either deliberately being disingenuous or are just ignorant, so I probably shouldn't have wasted my time writing this post.


And if masks by themselves aren't enough, why do we see governors and other jurisdictions issuing mask orders? Why are people calling for just mask mandates?

Why not throw in a REQUIREMENT that people stay 6 feet apartment along with the requirement they wear a mask?
 
2020-08-12 12:28:43 AM  

LordJiro: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Masks are effective...but they're most effective when combined with social distancing. Y'know, something that is basically impossible in a polling place, especially since Republicans have a nasty tendency to gut the number of polling locations which means the remaining ones are super-crowded. And even if you ignore that, the 'masks + 6 feet' rule isn't 100% effective, even if everyone followed it, so the safest option is to vote by mail, as many states have done for years without a problem.

But then, as a Republican, you are either deliberately being disingenuous or and are just ignorant and smelly, so I probably shouldn't have wasted my time writing this post.


My OH vote by mail application has been approved and my ballot should go out in early October. I plan to fill it out and take it to the drop box at the Board of Elections office (just to be safe).
 
2020-08-12 12:32:31 AM  

Katerchen: Yet in TX I'll still have to stand in line with some mouth-breathing magat :/


I'll be right there with ya. Expecting the MAGAts to try some sort of voter intimidation - either through the display of weaponry as a means of "protecting" the polling places, or ignoring social distancing rules as well as making comments about wearing masks.

Gonna make a prediction - there'll be at least one report of a confrontation after a MAGAt tries to cut the line by inserting themselves into the social distance gap. "I couldn't tell you were in line all the way back there."
 
2020-08-12 12:33:18 AM  

shpritz: GrizzlyPouch: bobug: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Social distancing and disinfection is also needed. Masks are one PART of reduction. But reduction is not elimination, and the risk is greater than zero, voting in public.

Yeah, that's how walking out of your house works.  You tend to face some risk doing it.

If you find the risk too great, every state offers absentee.

You just contradicted you initial point.


Maybe if you think blanket mail in voting and absentee are the same thing.  they aren't.

You can request in most states to vote absentee (and you're going to be able to if you ask during the pandemic).

That's different than simply mailing a bunch of ballots to mailboxes and hoping for the best.
 
2020-08-12 12:39:13 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: shpritz: GrizzlyPouch: bobug: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Social distancing and disinfection is also needed. Masks are one PART of reduction. But reduction is not elimination, and the risk is greater than zero, voting in public.

Yeah, that's how walking out of your house works.  You tend to face some risk doing it.

If you find the risk too great, every state offers absentee.

You just contradicted you initial point.

Maybe if you think blanket mail in voting and absentee are the same thing.  they aren't.

You can request in most states to vote absentee (and you're going to be able to if you ask during the pandemic).

That's different than simply mailing a bunch of ballots to mailboxes and hoping for the best.


Who does that?
 
2020-08-12 12:42:02 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: ox45tallboy: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Suuuuure, no one's going to refuse to wear a mask and then cause a stink when they're not allowed to vote.

Then they don't get to vote, plain and simple.  Let them file a lawsuit after the fact if they want.

For whatever minute percentage of the population it happens to be that can't be bothered with the mask to vote, ultimately it won't affect the outcome of any race.  Especially in the red district they'd be voting in.


Why are you trump people so afraid of voting by mail? over half us in california do and Oregon and a Washington state are all mail in voting so what specifically is the problem? How about all the polling places that have been closed,do you care,how about lower income people that will need to be on public transportation for hours just to vote?
 
2020-08-12 12:42:32 AM  
Trump will declare the US Postal Service insolvent, fire everyone and bring in the National Guard to (poorly) handle the most basic postal operations at 10x current postal rates.

/sorry you didn't get your insulin delivery on time, Mr Deadguys
 
2020-08-12 12:43:58 AM  
I just applied for mine. They said it'll be sent to my house around October 1st.
 
2020-08-12 12:51:13 AM  
FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: I hear the Black Panthers will be pepper spraying voters not wearing masks!

Make sure you wear a mask to the polls!The Left will be attacking those of us FREE BREATHERS.

If you must go to the polls Nov 4th, be careful or wear a mask (which can cause covid).
 
2020-08-12 12:58:09 AM  

Katerchen: Yet in TX I'll still have to stand in line with some mouth-breathing magat :/


B..b..but you get a whole extra week!
 
2020-08-12 1:01:21 AM  

Epicedion: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

That's a good impression of some conservative bullshiat right there.


I don't think that's an impression, bud
 
2020-08-12 1:08:02 AM  
I got one. Which is rather odd seeing that I'm Canadian. Then again, I did go to a Buffalo Sabres game once. A vote is the least the US can do to make up for that.
 
2020-08-12 1:14:12 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: LordJiro: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Masks are effective...but they're most effective when combined with social distancing. Y'know, something that is basically impossible in a polling place, especially since Republicans have a nasty tendency to gut the number of polling locations which means the remaining ones are super-crowded. And even if you ignore that, the 'masks + 6 feet' rule isn't 100% effective, even if everyone followed it, so the safest option is to vote by mail, as many states have done for years without a problem.

But then, as a Republican, you are either deliberately being disingenuous or are just ignorant, so I probably shouldn't have wasted my time writing this post.

And if masks by themselves aren't enough, why do we see governors and other jurisdictions issuing mask orders? Why are people calling for just mask mandates?

Why not throw in a REQUIREMENT that people stay 6 feet apartment along with the requirement they wear a mask?


I was going to say that this may be the dumbest "point" you've ever made, but its actually the same type of "reasoning" you and your ilk use for gun control, immigration, or anything else. Conservatives are incapable of making good faith arguments, because the current brand of conservatism that is poisoning our country requires you to be ignorant, poorly informed, and willfully obtuse.

I'd say you should rethink your life, but that would imply you thought in the first place, instead of barfing recycled derp all over the internet.
 
2020-08-12 1:16:01 AM  

JudgeSmails: GrizzlyPouch: ox45tallboy: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Suuuuure, no one's going to refuse to wear a mask and then cause a stink when they're not allowed to vote.

Then they don't get to vote, plain and simple.  Let them file a lawsuit after the fact if they want.

For whatever minute percentage of the population it happens to be that can't be bothered with the mask to vote, ultimately it won't affect the outcome of any race.  Especially in the red district they'd be voting in.

Why are you trump people so afraid of voting by mail? over half us in california do and Oregon and a Washington state are all mail in voting so what specifically is the problem? How about all the polling places that have been closed,do you care,how about lower income people that will need to be on public transportation for hours just to vote?


Easier voting means a better turnout, and that favors Democrats.

Any other reason given is just an excuse.
 
2020-08-12 1:33:12 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid. will lower transmission rates of COVID to more manageable numbers, as long as people are wearing them properly and not doing things that push a lot of air around in a relatively enclosed space (like getting in line to vote)

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks. as long as you plug your ears and go NEENEENEENEENEE as loud as you can until the science stops oppressing you.



FTFY. Just because masks help a lot doesn't mean we should be willingly entering into situations that are known to aggravate one's chances of catching the virus, and therefore death.
 
2020-08-12 1:38:47 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: ox45tallboy: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Suuuuure, no one's going to refuse to wear a mask and then cause a stink when they're not allowed to vote.

Then they don't get to vote, plain and simple.  Let them file a lawsuit after the fact if they want.

For whatever minute percentage of the population it happens to be that can't be bothered with the mask to vote, ultimately it won't affect the outcome of any race.  Especially in the red district they'd be voting in.


We have at least one or two governors that are outright hostile toward mask requirements. And since states run their elections....1+1=2 much bs to depend on things being run correctly.

Never mind that there aren't valid reasons for prohibiting vote by mail.

Having said this, I will be voting in person
 
2020-08-12 1:39:59 AM  
I always go mail in. Part from lazy and part from pissed. Been getting a voting location across town with no parking for years now instead of the one three blocks down where I would just walk to. Especially annoying because to get to the far one you have to drive past the near one.
 
2020-08-12 3:03:31 AM  
What about wave voting? They setup cardboard cutouts of Trump and Biden on either side of a major street, then you drive by and wave at the one you want to get your vote. BTW: shooting at them doesn't count.
 
2020-08-12 5:25:05 AM  
According to one news broadcast here in Minneapolis last night, the number of absentee ballots cast for yesterday's primary was more than all the votes total cast in the 2016 primary. So, it seems like voting by mail is the way to go for many people who don't normally vote either due to conflicting schedules, issues physically getting to the polls, or just laziness.

I really hope there's record turnout for Trump's defeat and that it's so strong no amount of tampering can overcome it.
 
2020-08-12 6:22:18 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.


No you haven't. You've been told that it's an important part of stopping the spread of Covid, in the same way that carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, and needs to be used in conjunction with other things like social distancing, washing your hands, etc., to be as effective as possible.

You then decided to mischaracterise your "opponents" (aka the people trying to save your health / life) by making entirely about masks, which you did in order to...? But look at me, describing what's obvious to everyone.
 
2020-08-12 7:08:39 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: bobug: GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.

Social distancing and disinfection is also needed. Masks are one PART of reduction. But reduction is not elimination, and the risk is greater than zero, voting in public.

Yeah, that's how walking out of your house works.  You tend to face some risk doing it.

If you find the risk too great, every state offers absentee.


Understood. However, closure of polling sites plays heavily. Voters have a wide range of availability to wait around, particularly the lower wage workers. Republican states have been reducing polling sites, and there is also a lack of poll workers right now, since the workers are typically the highest risk demographic. Longer waits due to disenfecting equipment, longer wait times..  There is already a reduction in early voting days and times in several states. If Covid continues unchecked, add in home schooling of kids, need for a babysitter, reduction in bus schedules, cleaning / disinfecting issues (having enough product and workers to use it)... before you add in the attempts of the FREAKING PRESIDENT to delegitimize the election process, reduce post office functions and potentially not count votes that aren't counted by a certain time.

While I understand risk is present in anything we do, we live in a day and age where voting absentee should be a relatively simple process. The number of people who refuse to mask and fight/argue/refuse to comply  if called on it... is stunningly high around here. I also see "See? I have a mask on when I walk through the door, but will a) wear it down by the chin, b)below the nose, or c) take it off the second security isn't looking".

Nobody should face a risk like that, when there is a simple solution. I am immunocompromised... and you telling me "meh, you face a risk when you go to the grocery store"... while correct, is not your choice to make. I should not have two choices: increased (over my current behaviors) risk of infection, or potentially having my vote uncounted.
 
2020-08-12 8:09:03 AM  
Less worried about the mail-in option here.  With Evers in charge, the election will run far more smoothly and safely than it would have under Walker.  The SoS here does a pretty good job, and Evers has restored a lot of the polling stations that the re-publicans shut down to try to trash the April election.  They're getting ready for the wave, this time.
 
2020-08-12 8:27:05 AM  
Why isn't the entire population eligible to vote in whatever way they feel like? Does the land of the free not have freedom to vote?
 
2020-08-12 8:37:04 AM  

whatshisname: Why isn't the entire population eligible to vote in whatever way they feel like? Does the land of the free not have freedom to vote?


Because you can't have ppl just walk up to the voting precinct with a guy saying step right in and punch your ballot in, it's a free for all!

What would stop ppl from leaving one precinct then going to the next over and over.
 
2020-08-12 8:47:20 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: whatshisname: Why isn't the entire population eligible to vote in whatever way they feel like? Does the land of the free not have freedom to vote?

Because you can't have ppl just walk up to the voting precinct with a guy saying step right in and punch your ballot in, it's a free for all!

What would stop ppl from leaving one precinct then going to the next over and over.


Exactly! Federal Identification Number forehead tattoos are long overdue. Let's get this done.
 
2020-08-12 9:04:06 AM  
BlazeTrailer:

It's strange.  Every day on fark I read how evil and corrupt Republicans are.

Simple common sense will tell you it's easier to manipulate a system where every mailbox is mailed an official ballot, as opposed to people physically going somewhere to vote.

If anything, it's Dems who should be skeptical of mail voting because the fascists could use it to cheat (there are even recent examples of republicans doing it)

But I guess this is the ONE area you expect Republicans to do it by the book?
 
2020-08-12 9:19:26 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Poll workers put on a mask.  Everybody in line and/or walking into the building to vote, put on a mask.

I've been assured this is all that's needed to stop covid.

So there's no reason America shouldn't be voting the same way it always has.  Plus masks.


You are just a flat out Troll. Since you troll for the Republicans, I place you in the same basket as them. I curse you and your ilk to Hell, may I state my mind before God. If I must go to Hell to take you all there, then I will willingly go.

My conscience will let me do no less.
 
2020-08-12 9:28:22 AM  
Are MAGA rubes still lying about vote by mail?

Neat
 
2020-08-12 11:30:32 AM  

zorkmcgork: Are MAGA rubes still lying about vote by mail?

Neat


And HCQ kills Coronavirus, testing increases cases, tax breaks trickle down to the working class, poor people just don't want to work... all the greatest hits plus the new chart toppers.
 
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