Yes, you read that correctly. As outrageous as this sounds, the two Democrats on the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) voted this past June to approve selfie pictures to be taken inside the voting booth on Election Day. The one Republican on the SBE vehemently objected (SBE is a 3-member board). The sole purpose of Democrats wanting to pass this is so that people can take a selfie picture of themselves with their marked ballot next to their face. And the purpose of that is to provide positive evidence of who they voted for in order to be paid for their vote. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? That’s what I thought until I learned that Democrats have already been doing this exact thing in many other states.
This is absolute lunacy. And it is also against Virginia state law – to make a copy of a marked ballot – but the two Democrats are hoping that no one will notice until it’s too late to take them to court to get this monstrosity reversed.
They claim taking a selfie is your First Amendment right. That is correct, but not inside the polling station to include a marked ballot next to your face. See the picture below that shows a selfie on the left, and a selfie with a marked ballot on the right.
The other head-shaking thing about this is that all smart phones have the ability to easily switch from taking a still picture to taking a video. How would you like to be photographed or video-taped in your polling station? Imagine the mayhem that could ensue with people taking pictures and videos in your voting precinct. This is totally nuts.
You can stop this from happening by contacting the two Democrats on the Virginia State Board of Elections, right now and many times over, until they reverse this terrible ruling. And spread the word on your email lists to get others to do the same.
The names and email addresses of the two Democrats are Mr. James B. Alcorn,firstname.lastname@example.org.
And please contact your State Senators and Delegates, and anyone else who you know in political authority, to put an end to this idiocy.