Massive Mail-In Ballot Mishap Leaves Thousands Uncounted In THIS Blue City

(Patriot Insider) – Mail-in ballots are once again proving to be way more hassle than they’re worth as the Chicago Board of Elections has come out and admitted there was a massive error where 10,000 mail-in ballots were not counted in the March 19th Democratic primary for the position of Cook County state attorney. Why is anyone still using mail-in ballots at this point? Between the shenanigans that happened during the presidential election in 2020 and all of the smaller races where these kinds of ballots have caused trouble, you’d think Americans would be ready to ditch them.

As per The Western Journal, “This revelation came after the city’s director of public information announced he had made an error by omitting them. According to ABC Chicago, Democratic candidates Eileen O’Neill Burke and Clayton Harris III are tied with 50 percent of the vote, with O’Neill Burke leading Harris by just under 4,800 votes.”

The outcome of the race will be determined by the resolution of the mail-in ballots. Max Bever, the Chicago Board of Elections Public Information Officer, stated that voting is set to resume on Sunday. Bever said he regrets that thousands of these mail-in ballots delivered to his officer to be counted were missed, going on to remark that he is taking full responsibility for the issue.

Again, mail-in ballots are a serious issue. Not only are they more susceptible to errors like this one, but they pose risks to the integrity of our election system as we witnessed during the 2020 election cycle.

“I traded speed for accuracy in reporting out numbers this week as quickly as I could,” Bever admitted. “I truly regret this error on my part and for the confusion that it has caused the voters of Chicago. I will share updated numbers only when they are accurate and verified.”

“Bever added that O’Neill Burke and Harris have been informed about the error, and poll watchers from both of their campaigns will be in attendance during the counting process. The incident has drawn attention on social media,” the WJ reported.

State law in Illinois gives election officials until April 2nd to count all of the mail-in ballots that came in late, as long as they were postmarked by March 19th. However, it’s believed the results for the primary will come in much sooner than that.

“Either O’Neill Burke or Harris will face off against Republican Bob Fioretti and Libertarian Andrew Charles Kopinski in the November general election. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, mail-in voting has been rife with issues, including accusations of voter manipulation and fraud. Due to the pandemic and concerns about in-person voting, there was a massive increase in absentee voting requests,” the article noted.

Let’s hope folks begin to learn their lesson about mail-in ballots and make every effort possible to get to the polls in-person, ensuring votes are properly counted.

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