To follow up on Thursday post regarding the Department of Homeland Security and watermarks on the ballots.
DHS has been working before the 2018 midterm elections to secure ballots. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told all 50 Secretary of States to have verifiable ballots for the 2020 presidential election.
“All state and local election officials to make certain that by the 2020 presidential election, every American votes on a verifiable and auditable ballot,” Nielsen said.
DHS allowed states to use a number of methods whether it was watermarks or threads specifically embedded in the paper.
For instance, California uses a particular Pantone red for a poppy plant watermark on its ballots, according to a memo from Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office.
Of course none of these ballot safeguards can be deployed until a state officially calls an election for a certain candidate.
The fact that the states still cannot call a winner when most of them have much smaller populations than other states that were able to name a winner Election Day night is baffling in itself and leads to wild speculation.
There are other irregularities. Many Joe Biden voters in Michigan and Wisconsin, which have called Biden the winner, have no votes for senator or other down ballot candidates.
Also new ballots were found in Georgia Thursday night cutting into President Trump’s lead there.
While Eric Trump tweeted Thursday that they have evidence that will wow the American people, this election will not be solved anytime soon. However it can’t be fought in the courts until each state calls a winner.
Hold the popcorn for now.