A Biden victory is not a sure thing. Consider this from yesterday's The New York Times The Morning newsletter:
- Trump will narrowly win re-election if the results differ from the current polls by as much as the 2016 results differed from the final polls.
- In this scenario, he would win all the states where he leads or trails very narrowly.
- Even with those, Trump would need one more, and the most likely seems to be Pennsylvania, where Biden’s lead has hovered around 5% points
- Trump trails in Pennsylvania by less than he does in Wisconsin or Michigan, two other states he won in 2016. “Pennsylvania has to be troubling the Biden campaign,” the Times reporter says
- Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with Trump and ruled that election officials could not count mailed ballots that arrived in only a single envelope, and not sealed in the “secrecy” envelope
- One local official told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the ruling could lead to more than 100,000 ballots being thrown out
- In 2016, Trump won Pennsylvania by 44,000 votes!
We have 40 days to make sure this does not happen!
Here's what you can do NOW to make sure Biden and local Democrats win:
Phone Banks are the best way to turn "supporters" into Voters. We need your help to make up for not being able to canvass people in person
- Order your Biden-Harris yard signs
- Get Jonathan Kassa's name out there. For FREE Jonathan Kassa yard signs,
- Sign up for No Knock, No Talk, literature drops in Horsham for Jonathan Kassa
- Write postcards for Jonathan Kassa
- Text voters (hurry, slots fill up fast!), and
Here's what you can do to make sure we have a fair election and every vote gets counted:
- Help meet the urgent need for Poll Workers!
- Be a Vote-Early Monitor for the Biden campaign and PA Dems, monitor the process, educate voters, report to the Voter Protection Team. Sign up for training on Oct 4
- Be a Poll Observer
- Sign up to staff the Voter Assistance Hotline or do other things to protect the right to vote, and
Here's what you can do to make sure YOUR vote counts:
- Make a plan to vote. Learn about your options to vote early
- Get 3 friends to make a plan and triple your vote!
Mail-in Ballots are Coming Soon! When your mail-in ballot arrives:
- Vote for each race as soon as your ballot arrives. There is no "straight party" voting.
- NO NAKED BALLOTS! Put your completed ballot into the “secrecy envelope” first. If you don't it will not be counted!
- Put the secrecy envelope inside the pre-addressed envelope, sign in the space provided on the back, and write the date of signing.
- Check out this video to see exactly how to complete your ballot.
- Mail your ballot back as soon as you complete it, no postage required.
- Beginning October 3, you may use a Drop Box to deliver your own and only your own properly completed (see above) ballot. Click here for details.
- Click here for full details on all your voting options
We know that these appeals seem relentless. The fact is that as much work as we have done, there is much more to do. Thank you for what you have done, and please, consider what else you can do between now and November 3 to make sure Pennsylvania carries the Biden-Harris team to victory, we flip the state legislature, and sweep the state-wide races.
Mike Rodin published BIDEN-HARRIS YARD SIGNS! (and much more) in Latest News 2020-09-09 14:28:58 -0400
Less than two months to go! Voting will start in less than 2 weeks!
There is an URGENT need for Poll Workers!
Phone Banks and can really use your help. Phoning is the number one way we have to personally connect with voters. Please, sign up for one shift.
With the autodialer, you speak to many more voters and the time just seems to fly by! Training and support are always available.
Scroll down to check it all out.
There are only 55 days until Election Day, and voting starts in as soon as 6 days. Make every day count. Now is the time to get into ACTION!
Have YOU made your plan to vote? Get 3 friends to make a plan and triple your vote!
Mike Rodin published Check Here Often for the Latest Election News in Latest News 2020-09-02 12:29:21 -0400
We will be updating this space with the latest election news. Check back often.Read more
We are really ramping up activities now that we are only 62 days to Election Day. Voting starts in parts of Pennsylvania in less than 2 weeks! We have added Phone Bank days, and the plan is to use the dialer for most phone banks. That means no dialing by hand, and more conversations with voters! Check out the details below.
We also have more texting and added postcarding opportunities, and information on how you can protect the right to vote.
Join the Pennsylvania Jewish Americans for Biden Launch with Doug Emhoff tomorrow afternoon and learn about vote tripling on Saturday.
Plus, there is a great live streaming event with Jonathan Kassa, Madeleine Dean, Maria Collett and Dr. Val Arkoosh on Monday, Labor Day, at noon.
There are less than 9 weeks until Election Day, and voting starts in 13 days. Now is the time to get into ACTION!Read more
It's time to tune out the noise about voting and take a few minutes to MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE.
It's easier than ever to vote in Pennsylvania. In fact, there are now three ways to vote: In person at your county election board starting in a few weeks, vote-by mail, and in person at you polling location on Election Day. The thing is, you don't want to wait to think about it. The best way to keep you options open is to APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT TODAY! Just follow these steps:
- Confirm Your Voter Registration Status and update your info: VotesPA.com/Status
- Apply to Vote by Mail: https://www.votespa.com
- Track Your Mail In Ballot Status: PADems.com/BallotFinder
Getting a Vote By Mail Ballot Gives You Options!
The County will start mailing ballots to voters who have applied for them beginning in late September or early October. With a mail-in ballot, you then have three ways to vote.
First, you just complete the ballot. Vote in all the races; there is no "straight party" voting. NO NAKED BALLOTS! Seal it in the secrecy envelope, seal that in the return envelope, sign and date the return envelope and send it back, postage paid by the state.
Second, there are three ways you may vote early in person.
A) You may take YOUR OWN completed mail-in ballot sealed in the secrecy envelope (no naked ballots) and the signed and dated return envelope to the County Board of Elections and deliver it in person on or before October 27. You may only deliver your own ballot this way, you may not deliver a family member's or anyone else's ballot. If you decide to do this, call the Board of Elections first to make sure of their hours.
B) You may go to the Board of Elections, apply for a mail-in ballot, receive it, and vote it all in one trip. Call the Board of Elections first to make sure of their hours.
C) Beginning October 3, you may drop YOUR OWN ballot, and ONLY YOUR OWN ballot in Drop Boxes at several locations around the County. You must complete the ballot, seal it in the secrecy envelope and sign the return envelope for your ballot to be counted. Click here for locations and hours.
Third, you may take your mail-in ballot and the return envelope to your polling place on Election Day and vote in person in the regular way. You will surrender your ballot to the Judge of Elections and sign a declaration that you have not voted in any other way.
So you see, no need to panic. With a bit of planning you and everyone you know will be able to vote safely and securely. The important thing is not to delay, but to
Take Action Today and Apply to Vote by Mail:
- Before you do anything, check to be sure you are registered to vote at your current address and make any necessary changes at VotesPA.com/Status . Note: The polling location displayed will be the one used for the primary. In most cases, we will be voting at our regular polling places in November. Be sure to check back closer to Election Day, November 3, if you plan to vote in person.
- Also, if you plan to vote in person on election day, be sure to allow for extra time at the polls. With Covid measures in place, lines and waits are expected to be long and with social distancing, you may have wait outside, so dress for the weather.
Before applying for a mail-in ballot, check to be sure you did not already apply for a ballot, especially if you voted by mail in the primary. Check Your Status Here.
If you see “Application Received” for the “2020 General Election”, you should not apply for a ballot. You should receive your ballot in late September or early October. Use the link above at any time to check the status.
- When the county has finished processing your application, your status will look like this:
If the status does not reflect that you have applied for the 2020 General Election, and you have a PA driver's license or PennDOT ID, you should Apply for a Mail in Ballot Here
- If you you have a PA driver's license or PennDOT ID, and limited or no access to the internet, you may also call the PA Dems Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-PAVOTES (833-728-6837) and they will assist you in applying.
If you can’t apply on-line, you can apply by mail using this form Vote By Mail Application (English) or Solicitud de la papeleta de voto por correo en Pennsylvania.
Be sure to vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it! Vote in all the races. New this year, there is no "straight party" voting. Follow the instructions carefully, seal your ballot in the secrecy envelope, NO NAKED BALLOTS, and sign the return envelope. Don't wait and risk delay in the mail.
- This video shows you how to complete your ballot so it will be counted
One week after you return the ballot, check to be sure it was received by clicking here.
Beginning October 3, you may drop YOUR OWN ballot, and ONLY YOUR OWN ballot in Drop Boxes at several locations around the County. You must complete the ballot, seal it in the secrecy envelope (no naked ballots) and sign the return envelope for your ballot to be counted. Click here for locations and hours.
If you have questions about the process or are concerned that your ballot was not received, call the PA Dems Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-PAVOTES (833-728-6837).
We will update this information if circumstances change. If you have questions at any time about voting, call the PA Dems Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-PAVOTES (833-728-6837).
If you want to join the Voter Protection Team and make sure we have a free and fair election, Sign Up Here.
Mike Rodin donated 2019-10-08 14:23:13 -0400
To donate by check:
Horsham Democratic Committee
P.O. Box 691
Horsham, PA 19044