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Next time someone tries to tell you mail in ballots are safe, dump this on them.

Absentee Ballots

 Use an existing process requiring a ballot to be requested and a voter signature to be on file to validate. More secure, but still susceptible to fraud when intercepted in the mail and altered or destroyed. At the mercy of USPS timely processing. If you can, drop it off at your polling place in person or with a trusted friend/family member if your state allows.

Mail in Ballots 

NOT the same as absentee ballots. Do not have an existing proven system. Most states send ballots to any registered voter without signature validation of the returned ballot. In most states, voter rolls include years worth of dead voters and voters that have moved to another state or are otherwise ineligible to vote. Without signature validation, anyone could potentially intercept a ballot and vote.

Methodology: 

These are the top mail-in voting fraud stories posted by fellow pedes. The original .win link is included. The source and archive link are to the root story from as neutral (or even left) a source as I could find in order to reduce unrelated source biased REEEEEEEEing so that we may enjoy more cognitive dissonance related REEEEEEEing.

Please feel free to contribute corrections or more stories.

Fraud

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 1,071 – A Sampling of Election Fraud Cases from Across the Country

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 800 – Four men charged with voter fraud after 800 ballots are discounted in New Jersey special election

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 846 – Benson: 6,400 Michigan absentee ballots rejected for late arrival

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 3,000 – Close Results In Paterson Vote Plagued By Fraud Claims; Over 3K Ballots Seemingly Set Aside

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 18,000 – More than 18K mail ballots weren’t counted in Florida’s presidential primary, analysis finds

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 8 – West Virginia Mail Carrier Admits To Attempted Election Fraud

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Confessions of a voter fraud: I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 800 – Voting fraud charges filed against Paterson councilman and councilman-elect

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Corruption Allegations Keep Growing in Paterson Vote-By-Mail Election

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 193 – Michigan City Clerk Charged with Altering Ballots in 2018 Midterms

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 8 – Pendleton County mail carrier charged with attempted election fraud

Missing/Found Ballots

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 16.4Million – Federal Data: 16.4M Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in 2016, 2018 Elections

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 3 “Tubs” – Three tubs of ballots discovered in mail processing center after polls closed in Wisconsin

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 28.4 Million – Federal Data: 28.4M Mail-In Ballots Have Gone Missing Since 2012 Election

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 3,000 – Massachusetts 4th Congressional District: Thousands of ballots found in Franklin, Jesse Mermell’s campaign solicits recount signatures

Processing Error – Precinct to Voter

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) Unknown – Allegheny County doesn’t know how many duplicate ballots it mailed out

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 223,000 – 223K Clark County NV Mail Ballots Went to Wrong Addresses in 2020 Primary

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 83 – Questions of voter fraud after man finds 83 ballots shipped to single address in his apartment complex

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 500-700 – NJ Republicans Receive Misprinted Ballots with Democratic Candidates Listed Instead

Processing Error – Voter to Precinct

  • (Source) ( .win) (Archive) – Unknown – Wayne Co. Board of Canvassers asking SOS to investigate miscounted absentee ballots in Aug. primary

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 6,400 – Benson: 6,400 Michigan absentee ballots rejected for late arrival

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 100,000 – 100,000 Mail-In Votes Went Uncounted In California’s Primary

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 80,000 – Over 80,000 mail-in ballots disqualified in NYC primary mess

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 550,000 – More Than 550,000 Primary Absentee Ballots Rejected In 2020, Far Outpacing 2016

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 20,000 – Exclusive: Eyewitness Says as Many as 20,000 Unverified Absentee Ballots Counted in Detroit Primary

Potential to Exploit

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board Endorses Joe Biden for President

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – U.S. Postal Service warns that Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot laws could cause some votes not to be counted

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Newsom: All registered voters will get mail-in ballots

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Local news’ experiment in mail-in voting ends in disaster

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – D.C. Lets Voters Submit Ballots by Email After Mail Problems

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Court Brief: Thousands of Dead, Duplicated Registrants Could Get Mail Ballots in New Mexico

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – Developed countries ‘ban’ mail-in voting, US would be ‘laughing stock’: Report

  • (Source) (.win) (Archive) – 50,000 – Judge voids 50,000 absentee ballot requests in Iowa county

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