President Trump warns America: “Mail-in ballots will lead to a rigged election”. He’s got a valid concern. (Op-ed)

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WASHINGTON DC – President Trump has issued a warning about what many of us are already worried about – the mail-in voting scheme to steal the election.

He said it would be “the scandal of our times”. 

In a series of tweets, Trump echoed Attorney General William Barr’s warning that allowing voting by mail in November’s presidential election would lead to rampant fraud and result in a rigged election. 

“Mail in ballots will lead to a RIGGED ELECTION!”, Trump tweeted. 

With less than five months until Election Day, there continues to be a fierce debate about mail-in balloting – with multiple reports backing President Trump’s claim about problems with mail-in voting.

Research shows that between the 2016 and 2018 elections, a healthy amount of mail-in ballots went missing in some way or another.

Over 16 million ballots to be precise, between the two election years.

When reviewing the 2018 midterm elections, approximately 42.4 million ballots were mailed out to registered voters. Out of all those mail-in ballots shot out to voters, about 1 million were “undeliverable,” over 430,000 were listed as “rejected,” and 10.5 million simply went missing.

President Trump has shared his concerns that voting by mail creates “tremendous potential voter fraud” and that “it doesn’t work well for Republicans”. 

“Health experts” have said that a second wave of the coronavirus could come in the fall. 

Many of them have also said that you shouldn’t protest against the loss of your job, but didn’t seem to express concern over shoulder-to-shoulder rioting.

They’ve pushed back on the idea of voting at the polls but have seemingly been quiet about box stores like Walmart and package stores being open and in many cases, full.

Going back to the infamous 2016 election, roughly 41.6 million ballots were sent out to registered voters. In that instance, about 320,000 were “rejected,” over 568,000 mail-in ballots were described as “undeliverable,” and nearly 6 million ballots went missing overall.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation conducted the immense study pertaining to mail-in ballots, exposing the obvious flaws that exist on the smaller scale versus what’s being suggested by Democrats today.

J. Christian Adams, who serves as the president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, stated the following about the findings:

“These represent 16 million opportunities for someone to cheat. Absentee ballot fraud is the most common; the most expensive to investigate; and can never be reversed after an election. The status quo was already bad for mail balloting. The proposed emergency fix is worse.”

The logic presented by Adams is spot on. If the current system of mail-in ballots shows already creates easy exploits for voter fraud, expanding the system only expands the gaps and vulnerabilities.

Certain areas during the 2018 midterms were hit harder than other for missing ballots. For instance, various counties in California saw over 3 million missing ballots in 2018, with 1.4 million of those intended only for Los Angeles, California.

Also, Maricopa County, Arizona had over 400,000 missing ballots in 2018; as well as King County, Washington losing around 353,000 in 2018.

That a lot of room for fraud to occur.

We even have a recent example stemming from Wisconsin, where hundreds of absentee ballots simply went undelivered. Then, they were magically discovered after local voting deadlines had passed.

Republican Sen. Dan Feyen commented on the situation with missing absentee ballots in the state:

“I learned today that the (Wisconsin Elections Commission) received a call from a postal service worker informing them 3 large tubs of absentee ballots from Oshkosh and Appleton, were just located.”

Meagan Wolfe, an administrator for the WEC, said she was communicating with the U.S. Postal Service about what might have gone wrong. So far, she hasn’t gotten any suitable response to satisfy ongoing inquiries:

“We don’t have answers on that at this point.”

But sure, mail-in voting would be perfectly fine for the national election later this year.

When President Trump was recently pressed by CNN’s Jim Acosta to deliver proof that voter fraud was a thing, Trump hit him with some hard facts. 

It’s no secret that Jim Acosta of CNN continually inserts himself as a sparring partner for President Trump, usually in a very disrespectful, showboating sort of manner. 

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Recently, Jim Acosta called out the Trump administration and re-election campaign over statements made concerning mail-in ballots and how they would serve to perpetuate voter fraud. 

Acosta called the notion out as fake news.

Charlie Spiering of Brietbart reports that Acosta demanded (?) evidence of such voter fraud – and the Trump group appeared happy to oblige.

During a White House press briefing, Acosta insisted that “all the experts say voter fraud is rare.” He continued:

“You’ve been talking about voter fraud since the beginning of this administration and where is the evidence of it?” 

Trump replied:

“I think there’s a lot of evidence, but we’ll provide you with some, okay?”

Trump then referenced nine people charged in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with “vote harvesting” mail-in ballots. 

Another reference included a person from New York who was stealing and submitting absentee ballots. 

A person is Pennsylvania was caught receiving at least 7 ballots in the mail at the same address.  The campaign also referenced a report by the Heritage Foundation that documented more than 1,000 proven cases of voter fraud. 

The campaign also told of an expert in the field who said that although voter fraud is rare, “the most common type of such fraud in the United States involves absentee ballots.”

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement:

“Democrats and the mainstream media always scoff at claims of voter fraud, but then completely ignore evidence from across the country. The obvious reason is that Democrats are just fine with the possibility of voter fraud. And many in the media just see the world their way.”

The Trump campaign also cited a Judicial Watch action to purge millions of ineligible voters from the rolls, and a joint project between President George W. Bush and former President Jimmy Carter that concluded mail-in ballots were “the largest source of voter fraud.”

A White House source told Breitbart News in a statement:

“Outside those in the establishment media who are more interested in attacking the President than the facts, there’s a clear consensus that universal mail-in voting would be vulnerable to fraud.”

Sound familiar? 

“Those in the establishment media who are more interested in attacking the President than the facts.” 

That fully describes CNN in general, and especially Jim Acosta.

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