Letter to the Editor

Regarding editorial Rethinking ‘ballot harvesting’ Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2018

As an observer of the November elections at precincts and the vote-counting process, I believe mail-in ballots provide opportunity for misuse.  I am an Election Integrity Project California (EIPCa) inspector.  

I have witness statements of possible abuse and have requested the Orange County Grand Jury to investigate.

In one case a jogger found a package of seven mail-in ballots in the bushes and he returned them to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.  The ballots were from two different cities. 

In another case, a voter received two mail-in ballots: one to an address in Los Angeles County and one to an address in San Bernardino County. 

At the precincts one voter after another came in requesting a provisional ballot citing excuses such as: lost mail-in ballot, change of name or address, don’t know where my precinct is, etc. 

Witnessing these and other issues, in my opinion, our current voting practice is fraught with potential abuse.

(to my knowledge the LA Times never published my letter)

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