Is Trump Right To Criticize Mail-In Voting?

It's far too risky for an election

Instances of voter fraud are rare

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Voter fraud due to mail-in voting is a serious issue, holds John Fund of National Review. Sending ballots to each individual American opens up the door to others interfering with this process. "Ballot harvesting" could occur, where someone collects the ballots of others, fills them out and hands them in. In California, mail-in voting is happening in a flawed way. Los Angeles County has a registration rate of 112% of its adult population. This way, many ballots are sent to people that moved or are deceased. During the 2016 election, millions of ballots were misdirected. Democrats appear to be trying to use mail-in ballots to benefit themselves politically.

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President Trump's claim that mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud is incorrect, reports Chris Cillizza of CNN. The widespread election fraud he described is nonexistent in the US. This has been proven by multiple studies, even one commissioned by George W. Bush. In the 2016 election, which Trump claimed was marred by voter fraud, only four instances of it were ever found. The president seems to be preparing this voter fraud excuse in case he ends up losing to Joe Biden. He reportedly routinely and falsely accuses opponents of cheating, whether that be in the 2016 election, which he won, or in the 2016 Iowa caucus, which he lost to Ted Cruz.

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