Your recent poll question on mail-in voting (Should the presidential election be delayed if it can’t be held in person? — July 30) combined two separate and independent topics in one question; the security of mail-in voting and delaying the election.

The security and credibility of mail-in ballots is very much in question and needs to be settled. I believe it is fraught with potential for corruption based on historic data. I also believe the election is a bad idea. How do I respond?

These are two separate questions and combining them was wrong. If your intention was to find out how people felt about the president’s suggestion that we should possibly consider a delay because of the issues surrounding mail-in voting then you should have asked that question.

The ambiguous nature of you poll question, and the answers, doesn’t reflect how people feel about mail-in voting but leaves the impression it does. Retract it and limit your poll question to one topic. The results, as they stand, are meaningless.

(14) comments

Dwasserba

"The results, as they stand, are meaningless." It always says, "not scientific." Another way of saying: wasting your time for entertainment purposes. Meaningless. You get it.

Hayduke2

I wonder if the author of this letter realizes that the poll is voluntary, not scientific and is not utilized ( to the best of my knowledge ) to make any decisions???

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

Good question, hayduke, it ranks right up there with the daily horoscope. Entertainment only.

[ninja]

MD1756

Forget corruption. Mail in ballots are rejected at a higher rate than in-person voting. It's easier to make sure your in-person voting is counted than it is for mail-in voting. Regardless of how we vote, the election should not be delayed. I don't understand why they don't seriously consider electronic voting in the future (too late to implement it for this election).

public-redux

“The results, as they stand, are meaningless.”

It’s an internet poll. The results are meaningless regardless.

TomWheatley

Maybe ask people if they intend to vote by A) absentee ballot, B) mail-in ballot, C) in person, or D) not voting.

public-redux

I intend to vote by both A and B.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

Vote early, vote often. [lol][ninja]

public-redux

Mailing in an absentee ballot constitutes a single vote. Or as Trump says, “fraud”.

MD1756

In this case, absentee and mail in are two different things.

public-redux

At least somebody picked up the humor in my comment.

DickD

A right winger expressing his 1st amendment rights. There are more of them to come in the comment section here.

elmerchismo1

You believe that the Presidential election is a bad idea? Are you insane?

DickD

Surely you know the answer. [lol]

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