THINGS FALL APART: The census is struggling and votes won't count!

MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020

Also, the governor's tweets:
Our American systems have been failing—falling apart—for a long time now.

Our postal service is perhaps being dismantled—and under the stresses of the pandemic, the operations of other systems just keep getting worse. Consider a pair of front-page reports from this morning's newspapers.

On the front page of the New York Times, we read about the problems which are now afflicting the census. In print editions, the report appeared beneath this headline'
Census Facing Severe Doubts Over Accuracy
The report on the census is gloomy. Political motives are surely involving, and the fact of the pandemic makes matters that much worse.

On the front page of the Washington Post, we read about another challenged system. In print editions, this triple headline appeared:
Rejection rate for mail ballots could make big impact
540,000 CAST IN PRIMARIES DID NOT COUNT
Voter rights, accurate results may be on the line this fall
The report concerns the complications arising from the move to expanded vote-by-mail—and changes in the postal system aren't the only problem.

According to the Post report, many voters have trouble following required procedures for casting votes by mail. Then too, there's the apparent absurdity of thinking that election officials can determine if a signature on a mailed ballot matches the signature on file for that voter.

Ballots can be invalidated in various ways. How many votes could end up going uncounted?

According to the Post, the answer could be "a lot." In our view, this was the most significant part of the Post's detailed report:
VIEBECK (8/24/20): Democratic lawyers and election officials in more than three dozen states are now pushing to limit the reasons a ballot can be rejected, which studies have found tend to disproportionately invalidate ballots from younger voters and voters of color. Recent mail backlogs at the U.S. Postal Service have put additional weight.
Younger voters and voters of color are most likely to have votes by mail invalidated—and those groups primarily vote Democratic. When we hear that Biden's ahead by six points in several key states, we wonder how many Democrats will forget to sign their ballot, or will break regulations in some other way, or will fail to request a ballot in time, or may not be living at the address to which a ballot is mailed.

Previously, our election system was falling apart because of eight-hour lines at polling places on election day. Now, under the stress of the pandemic, our election system is finding news ways to fall apart.

In some jurisdictions, of course, those long lines were a reflection of intentional attempts at voter suppression. Intentional monkey-wrench politics may also be involved as the census falls apart and as a large increase in vote-by-mail produces a new set of breakdowns.

We can't deliver the mail on time. We can't get an accurate census count. This November, a million votes, or more, may end up going uncounted.

Meanwhile, our journalistic system fell apart long ago, succumbing to various stresses and forced which largely go unreported and undiscussed. And of course, as all these things fall apart, we have our nation's rise in tribe.

World history largely turns on the rise and fall of tribe. We recall the great historical leaders who were able to "unite the tribes." Our endless wars have endlessly come as the tribes have split back apart.

In our failing nation, the rise in tribe has been extreme. Indeed, the rise in tribe is a major big business now. It's hard to see where the downward spiral into tribe will end.

On the one hand, the rise in tribe has given us a large bloc of confirmed Trump voters, many of whom are apparently able to believe The Crazy. More broadly, the rise in tribe has encouraged members of various tribes to beuild their understanding around devotion to beliefs and claims which can merely be called The Wrong.

Within the lats day, the rise in tribe has given us a peculiar set of tweets from Tony Evers, the governor of Wisconsin. We'd say his tweets were written from script. Angry members of other tribes are saying his tweets were just Wrong.

We'll look at Evers' tweets tomorrow. The rise in tribe and things falling apart proceed apace, hand in hand.

Tomorrow: Those tweets struck us as peculiar

27 comments:

  1. "Democratic lawyers and election officials in more than three dozen states are now pushing to limit the reasons a ballot can be rejected, which studies have found tend to disproportionately invalidate ballots from younger voters and voters of color."

    Why insist that "younger voters and voters of color" need to vote at all, dear Bob? Surely not only voting in person is a form of WHITE SUPREMACY, but being inconvenienced by having to vote by mail is a form of WHITE SUPREMACY as well.

    We suggest that the total number of "younger voters and voters of color" should be estimated by "democratic lawyers" (whatever the hell that is), and they all should be assumed to have voted for the liberal-zombie cult.

    Yes, dear Bob. Clearly anything less would a form of WHITE SUPREMACY.

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  2. hey mao mao!
    Looks like I'm a cuck just like you

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    1. c'mon Jerry, everyone knows Mikey Cohen was your fixer and has made other sex pics go away. You've been in Trumps pocket ever since.

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    2. that my dear friend Jerry Falwell Jr. Could be brought down by his cheating hussy of a wife pains me.
      And let's not forget the roll of The ACAs forced adultery provision in this.
      Sleepy Joe would have nodded off but Rugged individualist Jerry Jr. Was alert and attentive while the pool boy plowed the wanton floozy.

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    3. Dotard in CaliforniaAugust 24, 2020 at 6:07 PM

      this whole incident is just one more example of the Democrat parties moral depravity.

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    4. Well I do declare, that unlike anonymice 2:15 & 3:24 I do have a cogent point to make and I will get to it eventually



      Or not

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    5. We have suggested that Michael Cohen receive highest national honors for his role in the hush money payment to Stormy. These new revelations have not changed our thinking. Nope.

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  3. "Our endless wars have endlessly come as the tribes have split back apart."

    You can argue that the reason for WWI and WWII is that tribes came together to unit the previously separate German states under one nation. However, they became unified late, after all the good colonies had already been discovered and claimed by other nations, so they decided they were entitled to "lebensraum" from their neighbors and that resulted in wars of aggression, to become a larger state by taking territory from other nations.

    The fault there wasn't warring "tribes" but a single unified tribe that became dangerous to its neighbors who had already consolidated their nations and colonies into empires.

    So, Somerby's whole argument about tribes splitting into factions and starting wars doesn't make any sense at all with respect to the 20th century and its wars. Nationalism involves a coming together, unifying under one banner, not a splitting apart. Globalism, similarly, has consisted of the separate countries of Europe uniting to form the EU, and there have been fewer wars, not more, where that has occurred. Arguably, however, the Soviet Union was more dangerous as a unified country than the separate states have been (setting aside Putin's shenanigans).

    But who cares if Somerby's rant against tribes makes any sense in the light of world history? The point is mainly to complain about liberals.

    And notice that Somerby has still not told us what "The Wrong" is, just that we liberals are responsible for it and that it is bad, if not crazy. How long will he play this stupid game?

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    1. Somerby is unclear about whether it is the formation of tribes or the splitting of tribes that is the problem. He is also unclear about what constitutes a tribe. Sometimes he includes progressives together with liberals as "we". Sometimes he seems to be just singling out liberals as the wrongest tribe. He is never clear, never defines his tribes. But boy does he get to use the word "wrong" a lot!

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  4. Why should Somerby be surprised that Trump, who is a bad leader and a worse manager, has appointed know-nothing corrupt looters to cabinet and agency positions and now systems are not functioning well? That's what happens with incompetents in positions of authority. Remember how Katrina was handled under Bush's incompetents? This is happening as a direct result of Trump's incompetence, and of course it is scary and upsetting, but I at least have the comfort of knowing that I not only voted for Hillary but did everything I could to help elect her. I doubt Somerby can say the same, and he apparently learned nothing from that experience and is now doing his best to re-elect Trump, attacking liberals at every opportunity, refusing to get behind the Democratic ticket, and pretending that these systems are falling apart because of gravity instead of mismanagement.

    He says "we" cannot deliver the mail or run elections, but "we" didn't cause this, "we" aren't the ones responsible. That pronoun is an affront to all of the people who worked their asses off for Hillary, only to be undermined by Trump's collusion with Russia, Comey's illegal acts, and of course, the bros who were too pure to vote to save our nation. What did Somerby think would happen?

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  5. "On the one hand, the rise in tribe has given us a large bloc of confirmed Trump voters, many of whom are apparently able to believe The Crazy."

    We will wait a long time before Somerby notices that Trump's coalition is falling apart. 26 Republicans voted with Democrats to fund the USPS in the House. Numerous Republicans are joining The Lincoln Project and it is having an effect on Trump's favorability and poll numbers. Suburban women have abandoned Trump. Independents have abandoned him. Elderly voters are abandoning him, in states like FL and AZ. Veterans and military are abandoning him. Rural voters are next. His "base" isn't holding -- just the bigots and moneygrubbers and fringe cultists. And you can't get elected with just those people, even if young people can't figure out how to mail in their ballots.

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  6. " The rise in tribe and things falling apart proceed apace, hand in hand."

    Correlation is not causation, Somerby.

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  7. How can Somerby talk about a rise in tribe when the Democrats have never been so unified behind a single candidate? Further, the theme of the convention was unity. Did Somerby somehow miss that?

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  8. Evers is a Democratic governor with an obstructionist Republican-controlled legislature. Is Somerby complaining because Republicans and Democrats don't get along? When did they ever? The whole point of having two parties is that via a dialectical process all sides of an issue can be explored and the needs of a variety of people be represented. As long as there is voting, there is a means to achieve a single, unified decision despite disparate points of view. Somerby doesn't seem to understand how politics works. We don't have a consensus-driven governmental process, conflict is part of the system.

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  9. “Our American systems have been failing—falling apart—for a long time now.”

    No system is foolproof or failure-proof, especially when you have people in power who are determined to cheat.

    It is the people who are failing the system. So, Somerby’s absurd construction notwithstanding (“our election system is finding news ways to fall apart.”, as if it is the system sabotaging us and not the people running it), it is the GOP and Trump that are causing the problems that Somerby lists here.

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