Mail-In Ballots “Raise Risk of Fraud” Amazon Claims

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Athena Pappas | Patriots Freedom

Irony: NOUN
A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

The National Labor Relations Board of Amazon has ordered that mail-in ballots be allowed in their upcoming unionization vote, citing COVID as the reason. The ballots will be mailed to around 6,000 workers in early February. 

Amazon, in a petition, claimed that the board’s decision was flawed. Why? Because the board hadn’t adequately defined an outbreak. Amazon also claims that mail-in voting is dangerous. Why dangerous, you ask? 

Because (((drumroll))) there could be fraud. 

Amazon has already filed a suit to take them to court to oppose this. The end-goal? In-person voting. 

Oh, Amazon, Amazon. How. . .ironic. 

The Backstory:

A group of workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse filed paperwork in November for an election to decide whether to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a rare step for workers at a company whose U.S. workforce isn’t unionized. The NLRB, which oversees union votes, earlier this month said the vote would be conducted by mail, citing standards set up during the pandemic to keep workers and staffers safe.

Amazon claims it will provide “a safe, confidential and convenient proposal for associates to vote on-site, which is in the best interest of all parties—associate convenience, vote fidelity and timeliness of vote count.” Their “safe, on-site” voting location is a heated tent with social distancing options. 

Let’s go back and look at that quote again. 

They’re worried about vote fidelity. 

Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.

They are concerned that these folks won’t be faithful to their obligation to vote. . .honestly. 

Is any of this feeling weirdly familiar? 

It’s terrifying, knowing that people can take advantage of a situation, isn’t it? Very frightening. Now imagine it’s happening on a national level, in a Presidential election. 

Oh wait. . .it did. 

I’m dying to see how the court rules on this one. If they let Amazon have their way (in-person voting) be prepared for an outcry from those of us who wanted the same thing just a few short months ago. 


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