So is the card a campaign ad that promotes the book, or a book ad that promotes the candidate? I asked Blomstrom in a phone interview.
“I don’t know. Maybe both,” he said.
Well, if it’s a campaign ad, shouldn’t it have required campaign information on it? I asked.
That’s when the line went dead. I called back, thinking we’d been cut off, and left a message saying I just had a few more questions. He called back, based on the caller ID reading, but when I answered there was no one on the other end. I called and left another message, but haven’t heard back.
Maybe there’s a conspiracy between government and big tech to keep us apart.
The Public Disclosure Commission has received some inquiries about the mailer but no formal complaint, said Sean Flynn, general counsel. Without a complaint, and subsequent investigation, it’s not possible to determine whether the mailer is a campaign ad that needs the notifications required by law.
Please, Mr. Postman
Some Washington voters may be worried about their ballots being counted after seeing a “CBS This Morning” segment last week on possible problems with mailing back ballots.
It said mail-in voting is so risky people should mail their ballots at least a week before Election Day because the U.S. Postal Service says it could take that long to be delivered. It also suggested 3 percent of them will be lost by the USPS and not even be delivered.
What it didn’t say, maybe because it was a national story, is Washington will count your ballot if it arrives some two weeks after Election Day.
The 3 percent figure came from the fact they sent out 100 ballots and three hadn’t come in by the time they did their report.
It’s shoddy math to project that percentage on millions of ballots in the state, or tens of millions nationwide.
Remember you can always put your ballot in a drop box, which is picked up by the elections office, and cut out the middle man.