Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Poll: Much Illegality in Mail-in Voting

We've written here that we believe the 2020 presidential election was not so much stolen as rigged. With the excuse of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic all sorts of liberties were taken with election laws. 

Much of this done without legislative approval at the last minute. Courts were unable to move fast enough to consider the legality before the election was done and dusted. Some of this was done in good faith, pretty clearly some was done for partisan benefit.

Let's agree that if stolen is too strong, and maybe you won't go as far as rigged, then how about suspect and hinky? Now comes a Rasmussen Reports survey of 2020 voters concerning mailed-in ballots. John Hinderaker quotes their findings.

21% of Likely U.S. voters who voted by absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 election say they filled out a ballot, in part or in full, on behalf of a friend or family member, such as a spouse or child [Ed.: That is illegal], while 78% say they didn’t.

Thirty percent (30%) of those surveyed said they voted by absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 election. Nineteen percent (19%) of those who cast mail-in votes say a friend or family member filled out their ballot, in part or in full, on their behalf. Furthermore, 17% of mail-in voters say that in the 2020 election, they cast a ballot in a state where they were no longer a permanent resident.

Minority voters are significantly more likely than whites to say they engaged in fraudulent election activities in 2020. For example, whites (3%) are much less likely than black voters (15%), Hispanics (29%) or other minorities (8%) to say someone offered to pay them to vote in 2020.

Younger voters are significantly more likely to admit to engaging in fraudulent election activity. For example, 31% of voters under 40 who voted by mail in 2020 say they cast a mail-in ballot in a state where they were no longer a permanent resident, compared to 11% of those ages 40-64 and just two percent (2%) of voters 65 and older.

It is worth noting that minority and younger voters were key groups of Democrat voters. More of them did things they weren't supposed to do, out of sight of election officials. 

I believe we will never know who actually won in 2020, What is clear is that the election was a mess that should not be allowed to occur again. I favor paper ballots and, where possible, in person voting.