Attorney for NY congressional candidate on mail-in votes:’Let us redesign the ballot envelope’

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Despite unsuccessful efforts for smooth mail-in voting in elections that are smaller, nationally voting by email may nonetheless be possible with a few adjustments, Ali Najmi, lawyer to congressional candidate Suraj Patel, told Fox News'”America’s News Headquarters.”

Patel dropped to Rep. Carolyn Maloney at New York City’s 12th congressional district chief race, which analyzed the mail-in system. Patel is not able to concede, but after 10,000 ballots were shipped late and votes required six months to tally up. Najmi said the postal service and State Board of Elections are to blame.

“The State Board of Elections, the City Board of Elections sent out and published ballots late. They did not scale in time,” he explained. “And they left a wager against how a lot of people would really wish to vote by email in this election… And the United States Postal Service, well, they are not ideal. They have had problems with their automatic system concerning delivering postmarks to ballot envelopes and in addition to accounting to the timeliness of their deliveries”‘

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Najmi stated although 21percent of ballots were rejected in the vote, many were thrown out for many different reasons such as envelopes being shipped and ballots left unsigned. As an option, Najmi contended that there are revisions that may make the process easier.

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“Let us redesign the ballot envelope,” he explained. “This degree of error concerning signatures and ballot directions not being followed in the company world could be regarded as a design flaw. And it is a design flaw here in the political world too. Let us redefine the envelope. Let us place a giant arrow. Let us send a self-adhesive envelope so people can be certain they are sealed and let us send them print them ancient. And let us not be stuck using a postmark.”

The United States Postal Service allegedly delivered over 34,000 ballots the day prior to the election, which Najmi said put Republicans up to neglect. But no matter who is to blame, Najmi contended the lawsuit showed what has to be fixed so as to vote by email on a bigger scale.

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“We could do this much better,” he explained. “We can publish ballots earlier. We can email them earlier. The post office might be a tiny bit more effective at hand-stamping a number of those postmarks in advance. So this is achievable and vote by email is something which America needs.”

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