(UnitedVoice.com) – Voting is one of the most sacred and vital actions an American can take to preserve and ensure that our country becomes a “more perfect union.” Yet, year-after-year, Democrats and the media demagogue the issue and try to fool Americans into believing that the integrity of elections is of little importance. Their latest scheme is to convince us that mail-in voting helps increase voter turnout and makes it more convenient for people to vote.
However, evidence is mounting that mail-in voting may be a bad idea as it’s ripe for voter fraud.
New Jersey Politicians Charged in Mail-In Voter Fraud Scheme
While Democrats claim there is no voter fraud and are pushing for mail-in voting, some of their own have been participating in the practice to help themselves ensure victory. In New Jersey, two municipal officials were charged in a mail-in ballot scheme during a special election last month.
Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson and Councilman-elect Alex Mendez were charged with election fraud after the postal service found 800 mail-in ballots were tethered together in mailboxes. That led to concerns that over 3,000 mail-in ballots were fraudulent. Nearly 1-in-5 were rejected as a result.
What makes this instance highly problematic is that the Mendez won by fewer than 250 votes, and Jackson won by only 8 votes.
In Texas, Mail-In Voter Fraud on the Rise
According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Lone Star state is seeing a rise in mail-in voter fraud. The state allows mail-in voting for those who are 65 or older and those who are sick or have a physical condition that prevents them from voting in person. However, during COVID-19, state Democrats went to court to try to force the state to allow mail-in voting for more people.
On Friday, the US Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the request to expand mail-in voting. The Texas GOP argues that the threat of getting COVID-19 doesn’t qualify as a disability. Paxton says that criminal investigations are on the rise for voter fraud, and noted that two-thirds of the voter fraud cases over the last decade involved mail-in ballots.
US Attorney General Says Mail-In Voting Can’t Be Policed
In politics, when something bad happens, politicians and the media are quick to look for blame. In the case of voter fraud, US Attorney General William Barr said that counterfeiting of ballots is a real threat to the voting system. Yet, when asked if there is proof it’s happening, his reply is that it’s obvious it could, and likely will happen at some point.
Barr also expressed concerns that bad foreign actors could get involved and exploit mail-in voting. He said that secure mail-in voting would be nearly impossible to police.
According to the Heritage Foundation, mail-in voter fraud cases are already up to 1,285 during the primaries and amid the pandemic. It’s not a comprehensive analysis, but it does demonstrate the problem is real. Mail-in voting is vulnerable to intimidation tactics, fraud, and chaos as elections move behind closed doors and out of sight of election officials.
No politician should ever win due to cheating, and no voter should have to question the integrity of their vote.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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