28 Million Reasons Not to Trust a Mail-in Election
April 28, 2020
“No idea.” That was the only answer state and local officials had. When a federal elections commission started asking questions, not one person had any explanation for the 28.3 million mail-in ballots that have gone missing since 2012. As far as they’re concerned, one in five absentee votes just vanished. No one knows if it’s fraud, system failure, general ineptitude, or a combination of all three. What we do know is that Democrats want us to trust this same process — on a national scale — this November. Thank you, but no thank you.
Four elections. At least seven million missing votes each. By way of comparison, Mark Hemingway at RealClearInvestigations points out, Hillary Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by 2.8 million. “But nearly six million unaccounted mail-in ballots were never counted in 2016 — more than twice her margin in the popular vote.” If that doesn’t rattle you, consider this: according to the federal Election Assistance Commission, these are all low-ball estimates. For starters, the 28.3 missing ballots doesn’t include the number that were “spoiled, undeliverable, or came back for any reason.” Making matters worse, not every area of the country reported back with their statistics — including major cities like Chicago. In other words, this is just the tip of the malfunctioning iceberg.