The question is Trump or Biden

It’s your chance on Nov. 3 to choose the next president

By JOSH RESNEK

Next Tuesday is D-Day for all the Democrats who believe Trump cannot win.

It is D-Day for President Trump, who claims Sleepy Joe Biden can’t win.

It is D-Day for the nation’s pollsters, whose polls reveal Biden with a solid lead going into the final week of the campaign. However, many people don’t believe in the polls. Many Americans believe the polls lie.

The polls are scientific but pollsters questioning men and women voters – who are human beings caught up in their lives and not exactly scientific – cannot be certain they are notching truthful answers from sample voters unwilling to come clean about who they will be voting for when push comes to shove.

It is D-Day for all those who believe earnestly that democracy is at risk and that the nation may course into disintegration if Trump is elected again.

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Voting by mail in ballots a great success in the city

Something like 4,000 mail in ballots were counted on Primary Day last week.

Mail-in ballot far outnumbered those votes cast at precinct stations.

They were, by all accounts, counted flawlessly with City Clerk Sergio Cornelio and Assistant City Clerk David Ragucci presiding over the tally with the members of the Everett Election commission and its staff.

It goes to show during this era when the president is running about trying to cast question on the nation’s ability to count a vote when much of it is mailed in that Everett could serve as a worthy example of just how it’s done the right way.

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Voting by mail could be way of the future

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“I voted” stickers. (File photo by Jim Mahoney) 

Local races in play along with national election

By JOSH RESNEK

The Coronavirus has indeed turned our lives upside down, and nowhere will this be more evident than in upcoming presidential election, which will include the rep race here between Councilor Mike McLaughlin and Joe McGonagle.

House and Senate Democrats late last week released a proposal that would dramatically expand voting-by-mail this year in Massachusetts, in response to fears that many voters may shy away from voting in-person amid the Coronavirus crisis.

The mail-in plan would be coupled with in-person early voting and traditional voting in September and November.

Many thousands of Everett voters are believed to be expecting to vote by mail in the upcoming election, a vast number more than have voted by mail than ever before because of the social distancing requirements likely to be imposed during the primary and the election.

Because of the voting demographic which has many more elderly than younger people voting here and everywhere, fears of the virus will arouse the widespread voting by mail option.

President Trump claimed to his 80 million Twitter followers recently that mail-in voting is particularly susceptible to fraud, saying that ballots are stolen from mailboxes, voter signatures are routinely forged, and ballots are illegally printed. He also alleged, without any supporting evidence, that the state of California has sent ballots to undocumented immigrants in a move to allow “anyone” to vote.

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