Naked Ballots are the new Hanging Chad. Tiger Beat on the Potomac has the details:
“‘Naked ballots’ are fast shaping up as 2020’s equivalent of hanging chads. After the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that mail-in ballots sent without a proper envelope — known as naked ballots — cannot be counted, Pennsylvania election officials are sounding the alarm that upwards of 100,000 votes could be tossed out in November in this key battleground state.
“In 2016, Pennsylvania saw one of the closest finishes in the nation: Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton here by only 44,000 votes. Now, the prospect that more than twice that number of ballots might be disqualified is sending shudders through the Democratic establishment in a state where recent polls show Joe Biden’s lead is within single digits.”
I think that the technical term for this is cluster-eff. Lord Damp Nut won Pennsylvania by 40,000 votes in 2016, and PA’s legislature is solidly GOP, so don’t expect a new law to help, as Republicans are solidly against voting and democracy.
ACTION: If you have family and friends in Penn, contact them. Make sure that they know to put the ballot inside the secrecy envelope/sleeve which they then put inside the mailer. Do it right now, please.
UPDATE 1: Some good news from North Carolina!