Postal voting … a journalist manages to sign 8 …


Journalist Victor Jukes reported that there is a fundamental weakness in the postal voting method. He wrote in a newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal How did election officials in Clark County (Nevada) accept his signature of 8 mailing envelopes during the general election.

Officials asked Nevada residents not to worry about ballot papers piling up in garbage bins or about sending them to the wrong addresses. The officials said that no one can pick up these cards and vote with them, because voters must sign the envelope of repeating the vote to the counting centers. The signature is supposed to be used to ensure that the person concerned was the one who voted and not someone else.

Jukes said he wanted to test this claim by simulating a situation in which someone returns ballot papers that do not belong to him, adding that many people got that opportunity. Billie Guerin, a 10-year-old boy from Las Vegas, found five ballot papers in his residence mailroom. A reader directed an email to the writer about a pile of mail that contained ballot papers.

Nine people participated in this test. Jox wrote their names by hand in a normal way. Then they transferred his copy of their names to the envelopes of their ballot papers. Officials were wrong to insist on the integrity of the postal poll, according to him. 8 of the 9 ballot papers were accepted. Consequently, Jukes saw that the signature verification technique encountered an 89% failure rate.

This could explain how a ballot card “signed” by Rosemary Hartl, who passed away in 2017, could skip the verification stage, according to ITNewsNow. It can also explain how Jill Stoke, an American citizen from Las Vegas, received a notification that her signature on the ballot was identical, even though she said she had not received the ticket in the first place.

Clark County registrar Joe Gloria said his office does not have an investigation team but rather detects fake votes “when they are reported to us.” Thus, Jukes continued, if a criminal had not illegally reported his ballot, it was unlikely Clark County would know about it. He added that willful ignorance is not a security strategy for the elections. He wrote that the matter is not limited to general elections but also includes legislative elections, where tens of votes can change the outcome.

He concluded his narration of his experience, expressing the lack of clarity of the amount of fraud that occurred in the Nevada elections, but it is clear to him that checking the conformity of the signature is not as safe as the officials talked about.


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