More than 100,000 Ballots Not Counted

I have long been an opponent of mail in ballots (esp when paired with record low voter turn outs)

Turns out official report is 100,000 of said ballots were not counted last election
That is nearly 10% of the vote was NOT counted!!! (1 million total issued)

Now keep telling me how mail in is safe / secure / accurate etc

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Politics, yuk.

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I have long been a proponent of mail in ballots and other secure alternate methods of voting. No doubt on line voting is coming and here to stay.

The object should be making it easier for more people to vote, not less, as stated in the article.

The votes that weren’t counted were either late or contained spoiled ballots. There are spoiled ballots that exist from in person voting as well, although I don’t know what the numbers are.

I would prefer to focus on potential solutions to iron out the wrinkles and to improve all methods of voting, including mail in. There is no evidence that mail in voting is anything but safe/secure/accurate, no matter what the conspiracy theorists offering no proof have to say.

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Ten percent of Canadian mail in voters missed the deadline to lick their envelopes and send them in. I wonder if Ten percent of American mail in voters are as lazy as ours?

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Voting should be time restricted .

Who wants that mess in the US .

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In some countries people walk hours to vote. I think we can walk down the street to the polling station

We can if we choose to. Some people undoubtedly can’t and polling stations aren’t just down the street for most people. It will be online sooner or later anyway. I don’t see the issue.

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Up a hill in the middle of winter in sub zero temperatures in a blinding snow storm against the wind after waking up 3 hours earlier to milk the cows and collect the chicken eggs .

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That's exactly what my Grandma told me her days were like in the 1930s. :smile:

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During Covid the post office had record volumes, suspended delivery guarantees (IE: pay for whatever service but its all going regular letter mail) and they LOST MONEY.

There is literally no business in the world that should loose money with increased business - especially a delivery service allowed to move everything by the cheapest method available.

If you sent a packages with Purolator Overnight from Toronto to anywhere as far west as Edmonton yesterday - its on a truck somewhere in western Ontario. They pack up trucks with the overnight going as far as Alberta and send them out with arrival at about 5-6 am Monday morning.
In the winter they have a host of excuses for when the "plane" ends up in a ditch in Manitoba somewhere....

My Granny HAD to get up 3 hours earlier to milk the cows and collect the chicken eggs... otherwise the farmer who owned them would've noticed.

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I joined this blog to get away from everyday issues especially politics.
Aren't there enough places to make political comments without using the CFL blog ? What gives. Is this guy a Russian Troll spreading disruptive information. This is why I stay away from Facebook.
Sheesh

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Me too. And yup.

I got banned from Youtube for ridiculing the trouble makers (I was trolling the trolls). Three complaints from ANY member(s) will automatically get you banned for life. The bots don't check to see if the complaints are legitimate.

And you know what? I don't care. Politics stress me out.

This is all I need. :partying_face:

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Nah, kav2001c has been around for a while, they contribute regularly. He must be a political animal like my brother-in -law. I don't hold it against them, we accept all members regardless of yada, yada(fill in the blank). They even let me play here.

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Great answer. I'm sure there is logic hiidden in there somewhere. :crazy_face::joy:
I have three kids,60,58 and 52 and all of different political stripes. Since their teens they have had an interest in and discourse with great sincerity and most voraciously on politics. Things used to get so heated at family gatherings that my
late Bride had a rule.. no politics or religon for that matter (we always were adamant about separation of Church and state) :joy:
But of course our "issue" only obeyed mothers rules for about five minutes then all hell broke loose resulting in ejections by mother that made those of the CFL look like kids play !
Now lets get back to football. My prediction for the 2022 Grey Cup is Wpg vs Ottawa or Wpg vs Calgary if crossover involved.. comments ???

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So Wpg either wins the west or somehow finishes fourth?! Interesting…

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There is no religious discussion per se allowed on this forum and until recently there was no political discussion. That rule changed as it was determined that almost everything involves politics. At the time the CBA thread was front and center.

There has been more political discussion recently, I suspect because it was the off season. It is not for everyone. The mods will tell you to stay away from those threads if you are not interested, just as all of us stay away from any thread that doesn’t interest us. If it gets out of hand the thread gets shut down. This thread is nothing compared to the volatility of several others. Now that the season has started there will be plenty of football only related threads.

My upbringing sounds somewhat similar to yours, except we were encouraged to discuss religion and politics at the dinner table. I have never been on Facebook.

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I've been sent to FB and other social media jails many times but never YouTube, and I don't recommend FB Jail or social media jail.

Now for some reason as you were totally banned, I feel strangely proud of you!

Anyway, you certainly must have done something right if it was calling out the trolls when those sites don't do their basic duties as professed.

And people like to pretend our AI is so advanced. HA! :unamused:

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Good on ya. My kids strong views did however cause havoc at family dinners.
Hence their late Mom's famous ejections. But I am proud they care period. Attended my daughters 60th in Wpg May 29th. The kids (still call em that :crazy_face:)and everyone sitting around plus my daughters friends
and in laws. Then my middle son the ultra Conservative drops a bomb that daughter a Liberal and youngest son a Socialist, couldn't let slide. I had to leave the room. Luckily my son in law is a devout Bombers, Jets and business person, almost to the extreme, so we retired and talked Jets concerns and up coming CFL season. At 82 i'm too old for all this stuff.. heck sports is stressful enough. Please lets talk it here no matter how we each feel about politics.
Go Big Blue

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Quick find those votes. Triumpy needs you​:joy::rofl:

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