During the recent election, we served as first-time election officers in Harrisonburg's Central Absentee Precinct (CAP). The primary job of the dozen CAP officers was to process absentee ballots, received in unprecedented numbers due to the pandemic. The work was tedious, exacting and exhausting, but also gratifying and reassuring.

Safeguards protect the integrity of each step of a multistep process. Guidelines are clear. Each team is comprised of members of both major political parties, working side by side to ensure the sanctity of the vote, regardless of outcome. Observers are present at all times. The professionals — the voter registrar, his staff, and members of the bipartisan Electoral Board — are just that: professional, dedicated, and sticklers for detail.

Poll work is sacred in a democracy. Our faith in the electoral process is reassured by knowing that the dedication of Harrisonburg's election officers and professional staff was replicated in precincts all across the nation.

Suzanne Fiederlein

Dave Pruett

Harrisonburg

(39) comments

Driller

Cheetah(Tarzans Buddy) aka Queenie aka bb, What was Flynn found guilty of? Lying to the government twice about having any contact with the Russians.You try to defend Flynn, but why did Con Don fire Flynn? For lying to Vice President Pence. I thought I tell you the answers , just in case you forgot.You know Con Don will pardon many of his crooked brethren. Are you going to keep looking for the Pardon Train and all the cheese you are going to eat with all the Whine you have?

bishopsboy

You’re disgusting Traitor. To buy into the smears of a 30 year military veteran who spent his adult life defending our Country is beyond imagination. He only lied because Obama deep staters threatened to smear Flynn’s son and imprison him on trumped up charges. What decent father wouldn’t do the same to protect his innocent son from unfair persecution? You’ve certainly earned your nickname with this post, Traitor. You suck.

DeftCurmudgeon

I think you've summed it up nicely BB.

Driller

Satan aka Queenie aka Cheetah (Tarzans Buddy) Keep on crying and whining about the election while you and your jock strap smelling buddy prod are looking for the derailed Trump Train. Hopefully, you'll find some cheese to go with your WHINE.

bishopsboy

Dearest Traitor, show me where I cried or whined about anything. Regarding the Trump train, I’ve been riding it to 30k on the DJIA - if that’s derailed, let me help push it off the track!

LVW

Bb: L. O. L. Trump predicted the DIJA would tank if Biden got elected. It soared after Biden got elected and ... Trump tried to take credit for it! You can't make this stuff up.

bishopsboy

I beg your pardon LVW but the DJIA jump because of Trump’s vaccines not Biden’s presumed election which doesn’t occur until December 12.

Driller

Satan aka Queenie aka Cheetah aka bb, Glad to see you made 30k on the DJIA. Now, you should be able to buy a whole lot of cheese to go with your $3,000.00 bottles of whine. Sorry wine!!! Looks like we can rename the Trump Train, the Pardon Train. I bet it will fill up quickly in the next couple of months.

bishopsboy

Dearest Traitor, stop being a douche - General Flynn was never a Russian agent and what was done to him is completely reprehensible. It’s a shame it took a pardon to end the nonsense against him and his family. Not only was a pardon justified but America should restore him financially after ruining him on baseless charges.

bishopsboy

Psst ....dearest Traitor, I made a lot more than $30k, 30k is the level the DJIA hit, not the amount of money I made in the recent stock market surge.

Driller

Dant. Maybe, Con Don could have a golf match with Biden to see who wins the election. This seems to be the only thing that Con Don has done in nearly 2 weeks. I forgot he has been watching TV while in the Bunker. Why don't you make fun of him hiding in the Bunker., like you made fun of Biden in his basement. Keep crying and looking for cheese to go with your WHINE!!

Donald

I think a portion of voter fraud has been played out in broad daylight and is a part of the ongoing 4 year attempt to overthrow the duly elected president. As I wrote 10 days ago:

Actual voter suppression:

Polls projecting false overwhelming support for a particular candidate’s inevitable success.

Corporate media cheerleading for a particular candidate by whitewashing or hiding negative information while perpetuating false claims and suppressing otherwise positive information about the opposing candidate.

Social media corporations ‘disappearing’ support for one candidate while protecting another candidate from criticism.

I should have included in this short list the secluding of a candidate away from any public scrutiny (though, with a compliant, or should I say a complicit press, one would have to wonder how bad off he must be for his handlers to be so fearful of his being in contact with the press or, forefend, an actual voter). In what way is this denial of information not a fraud perpetrated on the voter?

For those supposedly so enamored with democracy, does this not give you pause?

brokenanvil

It does give me pause,Donald. Quite a bit more, in fact. I'm not enamored with *democracy* as many Americans understand and subscribe to it, but from my perspective it seems a lesser evil than the alternatives.

And speaking of pause (literally); I usually do so on DNR opinion comments because I know Donald is going to provide articulate, informed and honest input. Very rare in what used to be a trusted and unbiased press.

Donald

Thank you, Mr. brokenanvil. I am humbled.

Donald

A proper basis for unity.

Whose unity?! Our unity!! When do we want it!? Now!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1300290897922453504

DeftCurmudgeon

Well, we'll know for sure if she's got the goods or not.

""We’re fixin’ to overturn the results of the election in multiple states, and President Trump won by not just hundreds of thousands of votes but by millions of votes that were shifted by this software that was designed expressly for that purpose," Powell said. "We have sworn witness testimony of why the software was designed. It was designed to rig elections. He was fully briefed on it. He saw it happen in other countries. It was exported internationally for profit by the people that are behind Smartmatic and Dominion."

And Dominion is running for the tall grass...

LVW

That would be a quote from Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell ... no motive there to spew more unproven BS, right? All lawyers lie ... unless they represent Trump? Please.

DeftCurmudgeon

"We've got tons of evidence; it's so much, it's hard to pull it all together," Powell told Saturday night's "The Count" co-hosted by Rob Schmitt and Mark Halperin, teasing the explosive allegation of the Georgia governor in a contested and key battleground state.

"Hopefully this week we will get it ready to file, and it will be biblical."

Well, she can either back it up or she can't and we'll know in short order.

LVW

DC'HO: She also floated the outrageous claim that China, Venezuela, and Cuba are all in cahoots fixing the election for Biden. Notice that none of these outrageous claims is made in court, but rather at "press conferences." (Trump's legit lawyers who have had to go before a judge have never made claims of widespread voter fraud.) It's just more Trump BS. I didn't think my opinion of him could fall any lower, but I was wrong. Like I've always said, with Trump it's all about Trump. He'll burn down the house for his ego, torching any Congressional Republicans that won't kiss his ring; hence the sound of crickets from Senate Republicans who know he is acting outrageously.

LVW

Hot off the presses:

'The Trump campaign is disavowing their association with attorney Sidney Powell after the far-fetched Trump campaign Thursday press conference when she claimed without evidence that the deceased Hugo Chavez, among others, was responsible for rigging the election. The campaign claimed that she "is not a member of the Trump legal team," even though the president and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had previously identified her as being on the team.

'In the days since the press conference, Powell has made additional unfounded claims to conservative networks, and her claims have even been questioned by Fox News' Tucker Carlson, after she refused to produce her evidence on the show.

'"Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," said a statement from Giuliani and Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis.'

Driller

Deft, You want to believe a Qanon person. Evidently she was so far out there, Borat Rudy and his team has thrown her off the team. You know it's bad, when Rudy knows she is way way out there. It amazes me that you people will believe any nut that steps to a microphone and spouts ignorance. Well it looks like she couldn't back it up.Looks like Dr. Trump has now thrown in the towel and knows he is gone on Jan.20,2020.

Driller

Deft Keep on crying and believing a Qanon supporter. Regardless of what Powell, Borat Rudy and Con Don say, I'll bet you Biden WILL be sworn in as the President on Jan. 20 2020!! It's amazing that the voting machines that you claim to be faulty are only in the states Con Don lost. Why doesn't Dr. Trump's lawyers bring their evidence to court, instead of having a clown show and telling their conspiracy charges outside a courtroom? Maybe they are afraid of facing charges for lying in court.

DeftCurmudgeon

No crying here, the incoming Harris regime and its accompanying economic malaise will have but a limited effect on me.

Congress will remain a dysfunctional and largely deadlocked entity and any EO's that infringe on my Constitutional rights will simply be ignored.

Indeed it will be the folks on the lower end of the economic scale like yourself that are going to be doing the "crying".

With more folks about to be put on the Dole, there's going to be less government cheese to go around...

Driller

Deft, there may be less cheese, but I bet you and the cheerleaders will be in line to get some to go with your whine!!

newshound

Yep...Harris and Biden are “dead to me” as will be all the other has-been swamp dwellers being resuscitated by the head crook.

bishopsboy

Dearest Traitor (aka Driller), your record is stuck and your pun is platitudinous. Don't you and your $2 hooker-girlfriend have some more Christmas rioting and looting to do?

sbsheridan

Recent responses to this letter indicate that many are hanging on to the idea of massive voter fraud in the last election. Focus on absentee ballots has been largely debunked in the courts, so cyber fraud is the latest topic Really? Undetectable, sophisticated fraud in multiple computer systems in multiple states? I don't think so. Here's a video clip to remind us what happens when the shoe is on the other foot:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/media/tucker-carlson-fox-news-traitor/index.html

brokenanvil

The fraud in computer and absentee ballot processing need only take place in swing states to steal an election, if in fact that's what happened. I'll be waiting for details on safeguards in place (or not) surrounding the specific ballot tally done by software. I'm also interested in statistical analysis of voting trends as I think some interesting information may, or may not emerge.

I believe we wont know for some time whether the 2020 election was conducted fairly and that's unfortunate as a large portion of the electorate does not trust the apparent result.

Donald

In this day and age, if I were to be tasked with manipulating ballots to favor a particular candidate, I would rely on the old-school tried and true hands-on method that proved successful in past elections at various levels – but only as a distraction from the primary attack, which would be a full blown digital manipulation leaving almost no ‘finger print’. An algorithm here, an algorithm there and pretty soon you’ve got yourself an ‘election’! Jez sayin’ ….

brokenanvil

How could you possibly know what happened in precincts all across the nation? Do you unequivocally know the ballot count was correct in areas known for election fraud previously? I don’t think so.

newshound

Plenty of people can’t wrap their heads around the software manipulation practice that stealthily rigs elections and just recounting the paper trail isn’t enough.

Donald

Oops! You beat me to it, Mr. newshound.

DANT

After this letter I am more skeptical of Harrisonburg's integrity and honesty in counting ballots. Anyone who would write such misleading garbage should be checked out in every possible way legally.

Donald

If there was an effort to fraudulently shift votes to Mr. Biden and away from Mr. Trump, Harrisonburg would not have been the targeted epicenter of such an action.

Secondly, neither of you can vouch for anything that occurred in precincts other than the one in which you worked.

sbsheridan

I worked in Rockingham County, doing some of the same tasks that the letter-writers describe. I, too, was impressed by the focus, sincerity, and devotion to safeguarding the vote that I observed.

newshound

And back in the 1990s I did the same in Augusta County and our group worked together to ensure the vote was secure and CORRECT (back when lever machines were used).

What happened in Philly, Detroit and other places was an affront to our democracy.

sbsheridan

What do you really know about Philly, Detroit, and other places? When I was growing up outside Chicago, we often joked about Mayor Daly's "Vote early and often" policy, and about dead people voting. But there was little proof behind these allegations. Mostly, Daly had a well-built machine of precinct politicos, poll workers, and all those people who benefited from his largesse. Old fashioned stuff - hardly capable of swaying tens of thousands of votes across states in a presidential election. Until now, accusations of fraud in the recent election have focused on absentee ballots and early voting. Now that most of these charges have been shown as unproven or outright false in the courts, critics have switched to reason #2: cyber manipulation. As many previous studies will tell you, this is an intriguing topic, but almost impossible to accomplish without detection, given the widely distributed responsibilities for recording and counting votes in the various states. I have read some great crime novels that involve cyber manipulation, but those are usually set in one congressional district or in some future time when the U.S. uses one computer system for the entire country.

DANT

The fact it only happened in Democratically controlled swing states is the most damning sign that the fraud is real. You are either blind or willingly closing your eye's to it because you favor the results! This has probably been going on to some degree for years but to make it really work they had to use a heavy distraction....Covid-19! They are still using Covid-19 to stop people from protesting and getting the word out....the Democrats are beyond evil and will do anything and use any means to destroy America. The ending of a free America is their ultimate goal and too many sheep are actually falling for it!

sbsheridan

Response to Dant's 11/22 posting: How do you know it only happened in democratically-controlled swing states? Perhaps we should look at other states to be sure it didn't there, or didn't happen there in 2016. As for COVID being used as a diversion ... surely you jest!

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