The US obsession with mail-in voting is incomprehensible to the rest of the world, but the true reason behind this nonsense is never openly admitted: Mail-in balloting has been a way to ensure that the elites of both parties can contest the election if they lose, thus giving them a way to deny ultimate responsibility for their loss via presenting a way to question the integrity of the election.
Of course this phony debate should be incomprehensible - there have already been dozens of major elections worldwide in 2020 already. The data available to the US is clear: safe in-person voting is easily assurable despite the minor challenges. There has been no correlation between elections and a post-Covid spike, and some elections have even been able to increase voter turnout despite the pandemic.
Therefore, the hysteria which swept the United States in March is not at all logically supportable in October: the need for mail-in ballots, much like the alleged mortality rate of Covid-19, was wildly overstated back then.
Yet the horse is out of the barn: nearly 40% of the US electorate (going by 2016 totals) has already voted early, and this will have a catastrophic effect on the United States because it seemingly guarantees that they will have a disputed election.
To be concise: nobody should expect a declared victor on the night of November 3rd because of the difficulty in counting all these slow-arriving and even late-arriving mail-in ballots, which are already tainted with dispute anyway. Furthermore, we should expect perhaps 1 million ballots to be thrown out for errors, which will obviously create further disputes - mail-in ballots will be an update of the "hanging chads" from 2000's disputed election.
This is on top of the reality that the US general election is merely a statistical fun fact, anyway, as they vote for their president indirectly via an electoral college: look at five of the eight key "swing" states and polls show the lead of either Donald Trump or Joe Biden is 3 points or less, which is within the margin for error. Furthermore, US pollsters have also likely not solved the "hidden/shy" Trump voter issue, making polls perhaps as unreliable as 2016's polls obviously were.
Given the certainty of this already equally-divided electorate, increasing the logistical challenges posed by mail-in voting, which will only increase the number of spoiled ballots, made no sense.
But that's true only if we analyse it from a perspective which gives primacy to the average American citizen - it made perfect sense if we look at mail-in balloting from the point of view of the very elite of Washington's most-privileged politicians.
Russophobia was hurriedly concocted after the fact - Mail-in voting nonsense was proactive
What mail-in voting does is give the party elite "plausible deniability" - if Trump loses he will say the election was rigged because of mail-in balloting, and if Democrats lose they will wildly allege that mail-in balloting has drastically reshaped how this election must be counted. This way, no matter who loses the party elites do not have to relinquish power as a result of being genuinely voted out due to their terrible policies, results and platform.
Democrats, for example, will have to make exactly as many changes at the top and concessions to the rising Bernie Sanders faction as they did after 2016's loss: zero. The Clintonista faction, Nancy Pelosi and their coastal media sycophants all now have a way to achieve the only thing they want - to cling to their privileges.
The accuracy of this analysis is proven by the Russophobia campaign they concocted to deflect blame for Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016. If they would waste three years of America's time on a phony "Russian meddling" campaign - which concluded with a "Mueller Report" that indicted zero Americans on charges of collusion or election conspiracy - how less preposterous and how less energy-consuming is making constant exhortations to vote by mail?
How much easier is it to instruct lower-rank party officials to keep sending Americans unsolicited government letters encouraging them to vote by mail, or which even chide citizens for not having voted by mail yet? I do not lie when I write that at the very point of submitting this article for publication I got an email from a food home delivery service - a totally apolitical entity, seemingly - asking me, "Want to vote early?" and offering to help me do so. That is how widespread and deep this unnecessary, destructive mail-in balloting campaign has gone in today's US culture.
Republicans insist that voting by mail is more susceptible to fraud, and while this is true on the surface, the reality is that proven voter fraud is exceptionally small in the US. Republicans oppose mail-in balloting probably, I would guess, because they would secretly like to keep as many of the aristocratic vote restrictions America is founded upon as possible. However, they are far more cognisant of the problems posed by mail-in balloting than Democrats.
The reality is that Donald Trump is by far the loudest Republican objecting to mail-in ballots precisely because he, too, needs a reason to contest the election and deflect blame for a possible loss.
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