Concern over mail-in ballot fraud is not new. In 2005, the Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, stated, “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” Many European countries ban their use for this very reason. Yet amidst the pandemic, over 65 million mail-in ballots were returned in the 2020 election, nearly double the number returned in 2016.
And the 2020 presidential election was rife with mail-in voting irregularities. In Michigan, Republicans led Democrats 41% to 39% in both requested and returned mail-in ballots, yet after the final tally, Biden led Trump 69.1% to 29.6% in mail-in votes according to Edison data on the New York Times website.
In Nevada, a lawsuit alleges that 15,000 people voted by mail multiple times—casting ballots both in Nevada and other states. Thousands of mail-in ballots were “cast” by deceased people.
Multiple poll observers testified that many ballots’ signatures didn’t match the ones on file but were still counted. Multiple postal workers claimed that management had told postal employees to backdate late mail-in ballots so that they would count in the election. Record high number of mail-in ballots went through the adjudication process this year, where multiple poll watchers saw ballots altered.
In the 2020 presidential election, an unusually high number of mail-in ballots were reported to have been adjudicated when they were flagged for a possible error or there was a question about the voter’s choice of candidates. Multiple witnesses testified that some ballots were altered in the adjudication process.
A number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees have provided sworn affidavits that they were directed to back-date ballots with postmarks set to the previous day, November 3, to make it appear that the ballots were postmarked on time.
Mail-in Ballots With Like Signatures and Serial Numbers in Sequence, Undated, from Voters not in the Pollbook
Hima Kolanagireddy, a GOP poll challenger, testified at the Michigan House Oversight Committee Hearing, on Dec. 2:
Record Low Mail-in Ballot Rejection Rate Suggests Voter Verification Procedures Were Not Properly Enforced
In past elections, a nationwide overall 1-2% of absentee ballots were rejected for errors, typically because a voter failed to sign their ballot’s envelope or because their signature didn’t match the one on file. But in the 2020 presidential election, the rejection rate dropped dramatically. Multiple poll observers testified that many ballots’ signatures don’t match, but were still counted.
By checking state databases and matching voter information with death records, data researchers found that a surprisingly large number of deceased people cast absentee ballots across several key battleground states.
Susan Voyles testified in Georgia Senate Hearing that she noticed an unusual batch of “pristine” ballots in which the sheets had no signs of use or markings, and approximately 98 percent were marked for Joe Biden and only two were marked for Donald Trump.
Patty McMurray in Michigan and Debbie Fisher in Georgia both testified that the military mail-in ballots they observed were nearly all for Joe Biden.
Nahshon Garrett, a national wrestling champion, said on the Ingraham Angle show that someone voted for him in Arizona by mail after he moved out of Arizona to Tennessee five months ago. Maricopa County’s voter portal showed that “his” ballot was signature verified and counted on Oct 20, 2020. Mr. Garret indicated that he already voted in Tennessee and never received an Arizona absentee ballot.
Three Wisconsin voters filed a lawsuit on November 13 alleging that there is “sufficient evidence that illegal votes were counted” in three heavily Democratic counties — Milwaukee, Dane, and Menominee. These votes were of sufficient volume as to “to change or place in doubt the results” of the presidential election in those counties.