Judge strikes down policy allowing late mail-in ballots with no postmark to be counted

A judge in Virginia vindicated a key complaint of former President Donald Trump’s with respect to how the 2020 election was conducted.

In a win for the integrity of future elections, Circuit Court Judge William Eldridge struck down a policy allowing late mail-in ballots without a postmark to be counted, the Daily Caller reported.

Mail-in ballot changes illegal

Like many states, officials in Virginia changed election rules amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with the state’s Board of Elections moving in August to allow mail-in ballots without a postmark to be counted up to three days after Election Day.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed suit in October on behalf of Frederick County electoral board member Thomas Reed, and they won a preliminary injunction from the judge prior to the election. As a result, late ballots without postmarks were not counted.

The group then announced last week that the rule was permanently invalidated after the judge agreed that it violated state law.

“This is a big win for the Rule of Law,” said Public Interest Legal Foundation President J. Christian Adams.

“This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested — a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections,” he added.

Win for election integrity

According to the Daily Caller, Virginia law states that “any absentee ballot returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day but before noon on the third day after the election and postmarked on or before the date of the election shall be counted.”

While it won’t make Trump president, this judge’s decision seems to be a step toward addressing his concerns of election integrity — however small it might be, and it amounts to enforcing the rules on the books.

Trump spent several weeks contesting the election’s outcome, blasting Democrats for unilateral changes to election procedure that he claimed had allowed them to “rig” the election with phony ballots.

Trump’s concerns continue to echo beyond the 2020 debacle.

Democrats are currently pushing a controversial bill, the For the People Act, that would establish federal standards for voting, even as state Republicans move to shore up election safeguards.

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16 Responses

  1. Now, if the states just follow their election laws to the T… we would not have President Stolen in office.
    You Rinos and anti-Trumpers in DC better get with the program. You aren’t going to be there much longer. And you old farts… God might be calling you home soon. And your home might not be up.

    1. Its Criminal Islamic Traitor Obama’s third term He is the Islamist who started using the election voter fraud software Dominion Scorecard to get reelected in 2012 (in 2016 Trump go so many votes this system broke down) then in 2018 Obama and Ripper Pelosie got the unfit fraud squad into Congress and stole the house of Reps for the Dems and now in 2020 stole the Presidency for Sleepy Joe and he got caught……
      Jail this SOB for treason now. He is no good and a street smart evil snake.

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  3. As to the rule of law, you would be correct. The number of ballots, without postmarks would probably be minimal, but you sure are making a lot of noise over a little. Probably would not have occurred , but for the recently appointed head of the USPS absurd cutbacks prior to an election. This is what you would call an “empty”.

  4. We ALL know the election was STOLEN CAUSE NO ONE WITH A BRAIN IN THEIR HEAD WOULD VOTE FOR CLUELESS CHINA JOE!
    Sad thing is DNC got away with iSTEALING THE ELECTION showing we the ppl our VOTES NO LONGER COUNT!
    Ole Joe is not a dictator- Dictators r strong & powerful – China Joe is just a PUPPET – WEAK!!!!!

  5. Two items: There is an old addage, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!” There are far too many complaints for there not to be some validity to the claims.
    Also, backing that up; There is something in psycology called (IIRC) Group Affirmation. It states that when enough people think something is true (outside of obvious physical laws) there has to be a valid reason for them to believe what they do.
    75 million voters had some reason to vote as they did !!!

  6. this country needs to go back to paper ballots, visual face to face voting with proper identification and no voting machines. ballots need to be verified by a member of each political party that have a contestant running.

  7. Time to root. Out all of these communist sympathizers with lethal force if necessary. Civil War is really close at hand.

    The Biden administration must be dismantled from the inside out.

  8. Start PROSECUTING !!!!! All it would take I’d to lock a couple up and throw away the key . Guaranteed these low life’s will turn on each other in a heart beat. Don’t go after the low hanging fruit. Go big go bold…Start at the top and work down.

    1. You are so right. We all know that it was stolen, and I think that anything that was counted by those machines should be thrown out, or at least have an audit. If something is not done, we will lose our country.

  9. Our country is already lost and nobody is penalized. The rule of law was not applied , and a Constitution is forever changed . The people’s vote was overturned . Why would the people ever believed that their secrete vote would ever again count . The best president this country has had is no longer president and why would we ever vote again ?! The worst thing for our liberty and freedom is the Democrats .

  10. Start by impeaching Piglosi, Biden, Harris Schumer, all the sakes in our government. Then go after Obama, killary and the fbi rats for treason, clean the slate!

  11. Keep taking down comments unfavorable to the crooked democrats who stole the election with the tutelage of Obama, the biggest cheat in the party, a Muslim communist with no patriotism.
    This website is controlling any negative comments, a sure sign of communism at work.

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