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•A Mail In ballot is mailed to everyone who is on the list.
•An Absentee ballot is mailed only to those who have requested a ballot.

We are often left without explanations for how the government does what it does.
This could not be truer than in the case of the upcoming elections. There have been some who have asked what the difference between the mail in ballot and the absentee ballot. This is an excellent question. The mail in ballot is simply a process where every person on the list
who has registered to vote is sent a ballot. An absentee ballot process is where only those people who request a ballot are sent a ballot. It’s all about the request.
The technical difference is a very important point. When you mail everyone on the list, many people have
not updated their addresses. Think about that for a moment. Who now lives at that address where you used to live? You might know their name. You might not. If you sold that person your home, you may have met them, maybe even shaken their hands. But do you know if they are
registered to vote? Are they a felon? A citizen? The vast majority of the time, we just do not know that much about them. So why would we want that person to have your ballot? In fact, most of us care deeply about having our own ballot.
•Mail In ballots do NOT have the protections in place against voter fraud.
•Absentee ballot process DOES have protections in place against voter fraud.

This part is really important. The fact that some county clerks are willing to jettison the very protections that the
Legislature put in place to protect your ballot is just plain shocking. It is important to be concerned about public health, it is also very important to protect your ballot. The message of the Republican Party is simple: These goals are not mutually exclusive. WE CAN DO BOTH.
@SteveDeaceShow @amydeace @DeaceOnline New Mexico is the only state where the election officials are asking for MORE than what the law allows. I would love to tell you about the filings in the lawsuit today. DM me.
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