After reporting that less than 1% of mail-in ballots were invalid in the 2020 election, Los Angeles County reported Monday that over 27% of the signatures submitted on petitions to recall District Attorney George Gascón were invalid. What a disgusting load of crap!
Reasons given by the county, included that: some voters were found to be unregistered, incorrect addresses were given, or signatures did not match those on file. Reportedly, they rejected 195,783 of the 715,833 signatures submitted, roughly 27.3%.
How interesting, that recall proponents – complained that they were not allowed to watch the signature verification process, especially after county officials said they were not required to allow observers, since the petition drive did not qualify as an “election” under state law. Really? Then what does one call it? This whole matter smells rancid but is typical of the left who are determined to keep their “riff-raff” in office.
By contrast, in January of 2021, the county reported that less than 1% of the 3,422,585 vote-by-mail ballots submitted were rejected. The test for the validity of ballots is similar to that of petitions, involving checking signatures and addresses.
Thought the State of California mailed ballots to every voter on the rolls, rather than just to those who had requested them, there was a high likelihood of error, as some voters reported receiving multiple ballot, possibly for prior residents. Reportedly this circumstance also affected the 2021 recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom.
However, in 2020, the county reported that 99.38% of vote-by-mail ballots were accepted. According to the Washington Post, in the 2020 election, when many states were using vote-by-mail for the first time, the rejection rate was reported to be roughly one in four ballots. According to FiveThirtyEight.com-
“states … proactively changed their election policies to prevent ballots from getting tossed due to lateness,” (giving voters opportunity to) “cure” (invalid ballots).”– FiveThirtyEight.com
One way or the other, it would seem the standards keep changing in support the candidates that are left leaning. If the petitioners want to see a recall happen, they now need in excess of 35% or more of the votes needed – because the radical left will simply not allow the votes to count. That they sidelined 27 % of the vote with no oversight of the process – REEKS. The liberal left, have no integrity to speak of, and have, with their power wielding cronyism system in place, abysmally failed the character test. The People’s Republic of California – marches onward!
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”-Abraham Lincoln