Trump is right and Twitter ‘fact check’ is wrong – mail-in ballot fraud is a real problem

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Was Trump right about mail-in ballots?

Of course he was —>


Twitter purported Tuesday to “fact check” two tweets by President Trump in which the president pointed out – accurately – that mail-in ballots present substantial risks of election fraud.

Below the president’s tweets, Twitter added a disclaimer: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.”  The disclaimer states that “there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud,” and links to articles – including pieces published by The Washington Post, CNN and NBC – calling Trump’s claim “unsubstantiated.”

In 2007, during a spirited debate over photo ID legislation while I was in the Texas Legislature, a Democratic lawmaker from Dallas objected to the bill on the grounds that it allowed voting by mail to proceed without photo identification.

The legislator said: “Vote by mail, that we know, is the greatest source of voter fraud in this state. In fact, all of the prosecutions by the attorney general – I shouldn’t say all, but a great majority of the prosecutions by the attorney general occur with respect to vote by mail.”

As the official now charged with prosecuting election fraud in Texas, I can say unequivocally that the legislator was right: going back more than a decade and continuing through the present day, around two-thirds of election fraud offenses prosecuted by my office have involved some form of mail-ballot fraud.

These prosecutions include instances of forgery and falsification of ballots.

One man pleaded guilty after forging 1,200 mail-in ballot applications, resulting in 700 suspected fraudulent votes in a 2017 Dallas election. He was identified after a voter, whose ballot he harvested, snapped a photo of him on her cellphone.

“Authentic” signatures are also collected from voters, either under false pretenses or by experienced harvesters who confidently gain compliance from voters, as illustrated in a video that surfaced during the 2018 primary in the Houston area.

The anonymous video appears to show how easily a ballot application and signature were collected from a voter by a campaign worker in less than 20 seconds. After providing her signature, the voter asked the worker: “Is this legal, what you’re doing?” The worker replied: “Yes, ma’am, we’ve done 400 already.”

In South Texas, a former U.S. Postal Service employee was convicted of bribery in a federal prosecution in 2017 for selling a list of absentee voters to vote harvesters for $1,200.

Once mail ballots go out, harvesters show up at a voter’s door and engage the voter to provide “voting assistance.” The variations are endless, but a common practice involves giving the voter the impression that the harvester is an election official.

Whatever the case, successful vote harvesters leave with a voter’s signature and a ballot that is either blank, voted in the way the harvester wants, or that can be modified (or disposed of) later.


8 Comments on Trump is right and Twitter ‘fact check’ is wrong – mail-in ballot fraud is a real problem

  1. The one, the only reason to do what Twitter is doing is to manipulate what people think. Using lies, omissions and propaganda. If you think you are on the right side, if you think you are the good guys, why would you ever need to do that? Wouldn’t the truth speak for itself? These people are evil. And they know it.

  2. In YOUR DAM FACE LIES! India is poor and rural
    for the most part…Everyone including the folks
    that live out in the stix have a huge super lamo
    plastic picture ID with bar codes,magnetic strips,
    lazer holygraffs and anti fraud strips and well
    you get the idea.But we can’t do that here ???

  3. Mail-in ballots do not invite fraud, but boy, you’d better not get more than three feet from your carry-on at the airport, and god forbid you let somebody else pack it for you.

  4. If you igniter the 28 Mill “Lost” in the last four federal elections,that would br correct.
    No liberal votes were lost, I bet!


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