“Democracy in distress” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by jarnocan
Although a lot of people do not believe President Trump’s claim that mail-in voting is susceptible to fraud it is, unfortunately, true.
The following cases will prove to you that mail-in voting can be easily misused. Most election fraud includes ballot box stuffing and absentee and mail-in ballot fraud.
Alabama Absentee Fraud
In 2019, former Gordon, Ala., Mayor Elbert Melton was found guilty of absentee ballot fraud in his race to become Mayor which he won by 16 votes. Melton received a one-year prison sentence and two years of probation after his conviction on charges of absentee ballot fraud and theft of property.
Pay-to-Vote Scheme New Jersey style
Real estate developer Frank Raia, 67, a Democrat, was found guilty in 2019 of managing a scheme to pay poor residents in Hoboken’s subsidized housing $50 for their votes in the 2013 election.
Wisconsin county supervisor pleads guilty in ballot fraud
Past Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West, 47, admitted in 2018 to election fraud for faking signatures on petitions to be eligible for the spring election. According to the prosecutors, some people whose names were written on West’s nomination petition told a detective that they never signed the petition. The printed names next to their fake signatures were not even spelled correctly, these people stated.
Absentee Ballot Stolen in Florida
In 2018, Florida man Bret Warren was arrested after he had stolen five absentee ballots and dishonestly voted with them. Warren eventually admitted to two charges of false swearing in connection with voting.
NC white woman who admitted voter fraud: No charges.
CO white man convicted of voter fraud: Probation, comm service.
IA white woman convicted of voter fraud: Probation, $750 fine.
TX black woman convicted of voter fraud: 5 years IN PRISON.
Which of these is not like the other?
— Reid Wilson (@PoliticsReid) March 31, 2018
Wife of mayoral candidate caught in New Mexico
In 2018, Laura Seeds was indicted on 13 counts of voter fraud related to her husband’s 2016 mayoral race. Seeds received a conviction in part for illegally possessing two absentee voter ballots; her husband Robert won the race by two votes.
Indiana cop committed voter fraud to help his father
Indiana police officer Lowell Colen was found guilty of absentee ballot fraud when he helped his father win a city council election in 2016. Colen eventually admitted to four felony counts of voter fraud. The prosecutors claimed that he filled out false registrations and forged a number of signatures.
Arizona double voting
Former Tucson man sentenced for double voting by mail in 2016 election. 62-yr-old Randy Allen Jumper, of NV., sentenced to 3 years of probation for voting twice in 2016, $5,000 fine, 300 hours of community service, and loss of right to vote in AZ.https://t.co/rNVcgNgjbu
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) July 22, 2020
In June, Randy Allen Jumper admitted to Arizona officials that he tried to vote in two states during the 2016 general election: Arizona and Nevada. He was also convicted of falsely signing a statement where he promised not to vote in the general election anywhere but Arizona.
According to the Arizona officials, there have been about 20 cases of voter fraud in the last decade against people who tried to vote in multiple states during the same election.