The American electoral system is simply massive. We are, ourselves, an enormous nation and in attempting to do our best by our citizens, there are certain aspects of our government that are bloated beyond belief. Now, thanks to coronavirus, the system by which we cast our votes may soon be inundated with get another facet of folly: Vote by mail.
Currently, the United States allows for in-person voting, or voting by use of an absentee ballot. The latter is a parcel of mail that is used by military members overseas, or Americans who are unable to visit a polling location on election day.
Given the dangers of coronavirus, there is now a concerted effort to have all of America vote by mail in the 2020 election – something that the President and many Republicans believe could lead to higher instances of voter fraud.
Cody the Cat would likely agree, if he were still alive.
When Ron Tims checked his mail Wednesday he found something addressed to Cody Tims. Cody doesn’t get much mail. Cody is a cat. He died 12 years ago. The family keeps his ashes in a green container.
“A great cat, indoor and outdoor, loved his family, loved his neighborhood. He was 18 and a half when he passed away,” said Carol Tims.
This is where it gets weird…
“We have a voter registration application for Cody Tims! How did this happen? It’s not reality, he’s a cat and he’s been dead for a long time,” said Carol Tims.
The mixup drew criticism from Peach State election authorities.
The Secretary of State’s Office says the application did not come from their office. They say third party groups often use mailing lists to get names and addresses. They released a statement saying:
“Third-party groups all over the country are targeting Georgia to help register qualified individuals. This group makes you wonder what these out-of-town activists are really doing. Make no mistake about it, this office is dedicated to investigating all types of fraud.”
Cody’s owners have some fun with the situation, saying that Cody likely would have voted “Demo-cat” in the election.
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