Vote By Mail – Potentially Fraudulent Or Fabulous
The President's take is that ," voters should be required to have a reason for voting absentee, otherwise the election process will become "substantially fraudulent."
NPR say President Trump's concern is misplaced and not backed by data. What is seen as a convenience and inclusionary by the left is feared as uncertain and open to illegal opportunism by the right.
In a Voter Fraud article from the Heritage Foundation, author Hans A. von Spakovsky writes that the mainstream media backs claims of voter suppression by the right while ignoring claims of voter fraud on the lef. "the media aren’t doing our democracy any favors by summarily dismissing the existence of voter fraud – like the almost 1,200 proven cases in the Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database – while questioning the very need for accurate voter rolls.
The Pew Research Center has been looking at the potential for fraud for a number of years. A 2012 report revealed nearly 2-million dead people were registered to vote. Almost 3-million people were registered to vote in more than one state.
Pew also found that 24 million registrations were either invalid or inaccurate.
Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut – declared the goal of our election laws should be to “make it easy to vote and hard to cheat". Will the current Democrat scramble to implement nationwide vote by mail and ballot harvesting make it harder or easier to cheat?
Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross will join KIT's Morning News at 8:15 Tuesday (6/30/20) to talk about Vote By Mail. Join us!