Democrats learned some valuable lessons during the 2020 presidential election, such as make it as easy as possible for voters to vote. Heck, go ahead and vote for them, that’s the kind neighborly thing to do.
California’s recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom will be taking advantage of some of the shady voting practices seen in November, 2020. Voters are allowed to download ballots in the privacy and convenience of their own homes. The “Remote Accessible Ballots for Eligible Voters” allows for “Remote Accessible Vote by Mail” (RAVBM).
California’s Secretary of State Shirley Weber supports the measure so voters can simply vote with a downloadable click in the “comfort of their own home.” The Secretary of State’s website states, “For the November 3, 2020 General Election, any voter can request to use Remote Accessible Vote by Mail.”
The Orange County vote website details the process for California voters: “The Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail ballot provides voters with disabilities and overseas voters the option to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot to be delivered electronically,” the website states.
“This will also be available to all voters for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election beginning on August 16, 2021. The electronic ballot can be downloaded to the voter’s computer, marked using the voter’s own assistive technology and then printed.”
To use a RAVBM system, a voter must:
- Download the application
- Mark their selections
- Print their selections
- Sign the envelope (using the envelope provided with the vote-by-mail ballot or the voter’s own envelope)
Return the printed and signed selections either by mail or by dropping it off at a voting location. The selections cannot be returned electronically.
A new SurveyUSA poll taken between August 2-4 shows Governor Newsom is losing popularity. “51% of likely voters in California’s upcoming gubernatorial recall election today would vote Yes to recall incumbent California Governor Gavin Newsom…40% would vote No, to keep Newsom in office.” That is, if the voting system doesn’t become completely fraudulent.