Shut Up and Count All the Votes

Any suggestion that we do anything other than count every last vote is treasonous.

By Roland T. Flackfizer

This is a nail-biter. Yet in sports, in such a close contest, we wait until we count all the points. We let the clock run out. The fact is, the clock in U.S. elections is December the Fucking 8th. Please remember, U.S. election law specifically sets this as the ‘safe harbor’ date:

“The U.S. Code (3 U.S.C. §5) provides that if election
results are contested in any state, and if the state, prior to
election day, has enacted procedures to settle controversies
or contests over electors and electoral votes, and if these
procedures have been applied, and the results have been
determined six days before the electors’ meetings, then
these results are considered to be conclusive, and will apply
in the counting of the electoral votes. This date, known as
the “Safe Harbor” deadline, falls on December 8 in 2020.”

Nonetheless, Donald Trump is trying to get a jump on this unfortunate legal fact and potentially toss out votes the federal courts have already qualified as valid.

But do not get it twisted, votes postmarked by election day are valid votes. Period, end of story. End of article.


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