Politically Speaking – September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Last week the main news was, “Let us not forget 9/11.” Nineteen years ago:

• 246 people climbed on morning flights that never arrived at their final destinations.

• 2,606 people went to work at the World Trade Center that morning but never made it home that night.

• 343 firefighters arrived for their morning duty, never to see another day.

• 71 police officers went on their last morning shift, the last time they would go.

• 8 paramedics did their morning shifts. Not one lived past 10 a.m. on September 11, 2001.

• 125 people died at the Pentagon.

In a single moment, life changed for everyone and was never the same for any of the families and friends of those that lost their lives.

How many remembered? I’ll never forget!

Moving on, while the President continues his assault on mail-in voting, Georgia revealed at least 1,000 double voting cases in their primary election. While some have said there’s no evidence of intentional voter and mail fraud, nothing is further from the truth, in my opinion.

It was also reported that at least 150,000 voters who applied for absentee ballots in Georgia appeared in person as well at polling places on Primary Election Day. Only 1,000 fell through the cracks.

It seems this is still a federal offense, especially in the case of mail fraud, and could be punishable by prison time.

Georgia’s top election official sounded the alarm on Tuesday, September 8 and said at least 1,000 people voted twice in the state’s primary election, which comes as no surprise to me. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, made the announcement during a news conference.

He continued to say, “Every double voter will be investigated thoroughly,” and threatened felony prosecution, saying, “ A double voter knows exactly what they are doing.”

And I concur with that.

In response to Raffensperger, Tammy Patrick, a former Arizona election official and now a senior advisor for Democracy Fund, said, “I think that what they will find in their investigation is that voters were trying to make sure they cast a ballot that counted.”

When Raffensperger was pressed by reporters about how he knew the voters were intentionally trying to vote twice and not just making a mistake, he said, “That’s why we do investigations.”

In my opinion, it should be up to those that violated the law to prove that it wasn’t intentional.

Raffensperger went on to promise that this issue would not occur in the November general election. I only wish this were the case with the rest of the states. Sorry, folks, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know it’s illegal to vote more than once.

But going back to Georgia, so far at least 900,000 of Georgia’s 7.4 million voters have requested an absentee ballot for November.

The states that really bear watching in November are: Illinois, New York, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin and California. These are all states run by Democratic governors.

Leaving you this week with another date to remember: On September 17, 1787, 233 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was signed. At 3:00 p.m. when the delegates emerged from what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, all the bells rang to celebrate. James Madison, “The Father of the Constitution,” was the first to arrive. It took 100 days to actually frame the Constitution.

Until next week.