Oh yeah this inspires just total confidence in our election system. Absolutely. 100%.
Over 1,000 absentee ballots in Cobb County, Georgia, are being mailed out Saturday morning, just days before Election Day, due to procedural errors in the elections office, the county election director told board members in a letter sent Friday night.
"Critical" mistakes were made on at least two days in October, where absentee ballots were requested but not created, according to the letter. The investigation determined that 1,046 requested absentee ballots were never mailed, according to county officials.
As we've said before: There doesn't even need to be any actual voter malfeasance to cast doubt on an election and destabilize your civic fabric. Merely the appearance of malfeasance is enough.
And let me tell you, one of the most prominent counties in a major U.S. state screwing its election system up this badly — well, that is not a good appearance.
Guys running around down there fumbling with ballots like it's their first day.