“Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud”. The above quote wasn’t from a Republican opposed to voter fraud. To the contrary, the quote comes from the Commission on Federal Election Reform. The bipartisan report originated in 2005. Despite what mainstream media outlets may say, voter fraud is indeed rampant in America.
For starters, according to Pew, at least 1.8 million dead Americans are still registered to vote. Thousands of these dead Americans have somehow voted in recent elections. Obviously, said votes were cast fraudulently.
Specific examples of dead voters voting can be seen nationwide. In 2016, CBS2 discovered that at least 265 dead voters vote in Southern California elections “year after year”. Back in 2014, North Carolina announced that they had discovered over 13,000 dead voters that were still registered. Among them, at least 81 had recently voted. Lastly, South Carolina announced back in 2012 that at least 950 “voters” “were deceased at the time of their participation in recent elections”.
Thousands of votes in the right areas could have potentially swung countless elections in recent years. In Detroit, the city is currently being sued for having 30,000 more registered voters on their rolls than there are eligible voters within the city. Over 2,500 dead are registered on Detroit’s voter rolls, over 4,500 have been flagged for registering up to 3 times, and over 16,000 have no dates associated with when they weren’t registered to vote. This is just one city in America.
It should be noted that Detroit is located in the state of Michigan. Michigan is not only a swing state that was won by President Trump back in 2016 by around 30,000 votes, but Michigan also announced days ago that they will send vote by mail forms to every single registered voter within the state. A quick look at the roles of just one city within the state of Michigan shows why that is a terrible idea.
In Pennsylvania, a judge recently admitted to adding votes to Democrat totals in recent judicial elections in exchange for payments from Democratic groups. The judge, Domenick DeMuro, pleaded guilty this week to charges of election fraud and could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. How many other judges like DeMuro are out there?
In California, at least 1,500 illegals have been wrongfully registered to vote in the last 2 years alone. Former Governor Jerry Brown allowed for illegals to receive driver’s licenses within the state. This wouldn’t be as large as an issue if it weren’t for the fact that California also automatically registers citizens to vote when they go to get their driver’s licenses. Since California automatically registers citizens to vote at the DMV, at least 1,500 illegals have been registered to vote. It should be noted that multiple California elections have been determined by mere hundreds of votes.
Furthermore, universally voting by mail decentralizes the entire election process. To some this may seem ideal, but elections in America are decentralized for a specific reason. That reason is security. Centralizing the process by which America votes is extremely dangerous.
Back in 2017, around 700 fraudulent mailed in ballots were sent in a single Dallas city council race. The ballots were all sent in by the same person with the same signature. Criminal convictions came as a result of the incident.
Back in 2018, a North Carolina congressional race was nullified due to over 1,200 fraudulent absentee ballots being cast. In this case, ballot harvesting was utilized by a Republican operative that requested ballots on the behalf of other voters and forged their signatures. Criminal charges have come as a result of this incident.
As recently as this week, 20 different South Carolina absentee ballots were discovered in the (somewhat) neighboring state of Maryland. The ballots were wrongfully sent to different addresses and would have gone missing has they not been reported. A similar issue also occurred in South Carolina last election cycle when “some Charleston County voters received ballots that were folded in a way that could make them tougher to read by scanning machines”.
Lastly, back in 2016, 83 different registered voters received ballots at one two bedroom apartment within the city. All of the names on said ballots were different. If it weren’t for the actual owner of the apartment reporting the 83 ballots to authorities, the ballots would have likely been fraudulently cast. How many other instances similar to what happened in San Pedro occur each election cycle?
What is even more dangerous than the process of voting by mail itself is the method by which many ballots would be collected in a universal vote by mail system. Ballot harvesting is the process where multiple ballots are gathered and turned in by a single entity. Oftentimes said entity is a political operative and oftentimes ballots are filled out by said political operatives. Usually the operatives are Democrat operatives because Democrats are far more likely to hand over their ballots than Republicans. What security measures can we implement when an operative is in someone’s house helping them fill out ballots? As the bipartisan report from the Commission on Federal Election Reform states, “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud”.
Data from the state of Wisconsin suggests that there is no need to implement a universal vote by mail system. When Wisconsin held it’s in person primary election just weeks ago, over 400,000 voters and poll workers turned out to vote or volunteer. Out of these 400,000+ voters and poll workers, only 52 contracted COVID-19. None of the 52 cases were fatal. This equates to an infection rate of around 0.013%. It should also be noted that South Korea held their in person national elections around the same time and zero new COVID-19 cases came as a result.
To keep American elections secure, the dangerous concept of universal voting via mail needs to be protested and blocked at all costs. As some Democrats would say, our Democracy is at stake here.