THE VOTING BOOTH

It’s the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and Election Day has come. I finally get to vote, but I didn’t want to do it here because of the pandemic. Voting in person means standing in line with a bunch of wheezing, coughing people who think wearing a mask is a deep-state ploy. I had tried mailing in my ballot, but first I needed one.

Lynn Ashby is a Houston-based columnist. Contact him at ashby2@comcast.net.

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Bulldog

Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” Jimmy Carter. These leftists keep pushing the lie that mail in voting and absentee voting are the same when they know full well its not the same. If this scam is allowed to continue and sleepy joe wins, he will never be accepted as the legitimate president and could very well ignite a civil war. If mail in voting is allowed I should be able to mail order a gun. It's safe after all. Right?

rwhowi

Two points: (1) I thought conservative types think of Jimmy Carter as Satan and (2) he co-chaired that by-partisan commission. Here is the complete finding for the lazy or illiterate: "The Commission found that the potential for vote by mail fraud increases when security measures are weak, and when candidates or party activists are given access to the ballots. But the report’s authors specifically advise that states not discourage get-out-the vote efforts for those that can legally vote by mail."

natives5

Yet the studies show there is little to no fraud in mail-in voting. The only ones calling it a scam are trump and his base so he can play the victim card when he loses. Your analogy is flawed as one item pertains to a paper ballot and the other to a lethal weapon.

Bulldog

Stalin, Polpot, Lenin, were not lethal?

Bulldog

But thanks for making my point

natives5

And still the studies and commissions show there is little to no fraud with mail in voting. That’s the point. Not the straw man argument you tried to make.

rlingalls

More of trumps chaotic messaging...trump is the author of chaos in this election; yet he chose to lie about the pandemic.

rlingalls

You have completely taken Jimmy Carter quote out of context and are misleading readers in your writing. Trump is the one inciting voters to commit a federal offense by telling them to voting twice - don’t do this. Vote once, either way you feel safest. Trump delegitimized his own election by soliciting Russian involvement in the election, and our government agencies report EVEN NOW there are indications Russia is attempting 2020 election delegitimization (as confirmed by Senate Republicans - read about it!). By implying ‘civil war’ - you are mimicking the ‘inciting of chaos’ as Trump is known to do. No American patriot would attempt to incite chaos or civil war. Vote how you want. You are misinformed and lack an educated perspective; you need to sit down and be quiet.

Father of Six

Interesting to see Mr. Ashby's true feelings about the people of Texas. If he would come out of Joe Biden's basement he might find out we're not the booger eaters he portrays us to be. So sad to witness his deterioration. Isn't he about the same age as Joe Biden?

PJBM626

If you notice left wing writer Ashby, didn’t mention Chinas effort or social media to elect Biden. How convenient to lie again Alan

Of course he left out the New Jersey and New York issues with mail in ballots. The liar Ashby is lying well

natives5

Why do you accept Russia's denial of interference yet won't accept China's same denial? I guess the intelligence agencies are now out to destroy trump too. How does that kool-aid taste, PJBM?

natives5

Biden is just 3 years older than trump. Why do you act like they are many, many years apart? trump is the one touting his great cognitive test results from years ago which has many questioning his mental acuity; not necessary as we all see he is not a stable genius. And the Biden basement line is already over played. He's been out many times, wearing his mask, unlike trump.

Bulldog

yeah in front of 3 or r people

natives5

So he’s “out of the basement” like y’all hollered he wouldn’t do and now the bar has moved to the number of people he’s in front of . Smh....desperation. Next it will be how many left handed people in the crowd were wearing white shoes.

Bulldog

It doesn't matter to me. I will never vote for communism, and hopefully neither will America

rlingalls

You do realize Joe Biden is only 3 years older than Trump, don’t you. And in much healthier condition.....

rlingalls

Trump is 3 years younger, in extremely poor health and brags pathetically about his cognitive ability to retain a list of 5 items. Pitiful....

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