I’ve Voted Early and I Can’t Get Up

Just like banks used to always warn us about our CD’s, there are ‘severe penalties for early withdrawal.”  Perhaps the similar concern (with no such ‘early’ warning, but now with a penalty!) that perhaps millions of America’s voters are feeling now about their early to-the-ballot-box commitment, made before President Trump’s energized, impressive, and dominating, non-wrist-watch-checking performance in the final national debate, and especially, especially, now upon learning, no thanks to the Democrat-embracing (embarrassing?) national media, of the Biden Family, Inc’s. (including the confused ‘Big Guy’) apparently improper, corrupt, and blackmail-inviting financial involvement, via the compromised ‘Little Guy,’ with Ukraine, Russia, China, and perhaps other foreign companies and regimes. Voters’ remorse? How so?

This past Friday (October 23rd), over a 24-hour period, it’s been reported that the top search question on Google was: “How do I change my vote?” !!   The state producing the most such inquiries appeared to be Iowa.  Reportedly, there are only three states in which vote changing is actually possible, but each with deadlines and procedural hoops: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  And wouldn’t you know it, for better or worse, all three are among the key Electoral College states vital for achieving a Trump victory.

One source indicated that the great former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings always advised that one should never make a decision, until it was absolutely necessary. Procrastination, yes, but that does mean you’d have as much information as possible before reaching a final decision.  We hope, and encourage, early voters in those three states who mistakenly may have voted for Mr. Biden, due largely to the purposeful Democrat-(no longer news)-media blackout-of-reality, to quickly look into ballot changing options and procedures, in hopes that a revised vote for President Trump can still be made.

And, side-stepping election optimism for a moment, should the President somehow fail to be re-elected, an immediate governmental iron-fist needs to come down on the apparently-still-infected FBI, who, we’re now being told, sat on the Biden kid’s laptop information, said to have been in its possession since the start of this year!  Think what that now-verified information, with implications directly related to corruption and our nation security, would have meant to the President’s campaign had it been revealed months or weeks earlier.  As if fighting uphill against an international epidemic hasn’t been enough of a challenge for a President whose re-election, without it, wouldn’t been a comparative walk in the park …mask-free.

(Google vote change search via powerlineblog.com, John Hinderaker, 10-24-20).

ADDENDUM:   In New York, ” if you submitted an absentee ballot but change your mind, you can show up at your polling place during early voting or on Election Day and cast a vote, in which case the absentee ballot is set aside and not counted,” (NY State Board of Elections.  “In Michigan, voters who have sent in a ballot can submit a written and signed request to their voting clerk by 5 PM Oct. 30th, requesting to have the ballot nullified” (Detroit Free Press).  “In Wisconsin, if time allows, a voter can cancel their original absentee ballot and request a new one – but they only have until October 29, the legal deadline for requesting absentee ballots by mail.”  “In Arizona, Florida, Idaho, and Minnesota, residents who voted by mail can vote with a provisional ballot on Election Day. Election officials urge voters to bring ballots not sent in the mail with them to the polling place.”  “In Pennsylvania, voters can bring their  absentee ballot with them to the poll to be voided or sign a declaration to be able to vote on Nov. 3rd. ”

(Change vote via foxnews.com, Melissa Leon, 10-27-20, and nypost.com, Mark Moore, 10-27-20).