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This is a narrative that they have been pushing for months now.
Fact-checkers attacked President’s Trump critique of massive and unsolicited mail-in voting. Of course, anyone with minimal common-sense understands that sending millions of ballots through the mail is obviously more prone to fraud than having voters show up on election day with a valid piece of ID.
An August 9th research paper by John R. Lott, Senior Policy Advisor for Research and Statistics at the US Department of Justice and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center sheds light on the risks of mail-in voter fraud. Lott examines the different countries that have used (and now banned) mail-in voting because of the risks it represents.
France banned mail-in voting in 1975 because they considered it unsafe. “France banned mail-in voting in 1975 because of massive fraud in Corsica, where postal ballots were stolen or bought and voters cast multiple votes. Mail-in ballots were used to cast the votes of dead people”. Sounds familiar?
“Among the 27 countries in the European Union, 63% ban mail-in absentee voting unless living abroad and another 22% require a photo-ID to obtain a mail-in absentee ballot. Twenty-two percent ban the practice even for those who live abroad”, Lott writes.
“There are sixteen countries in the rest of Europe, and they are even more restrictive. Every single one bans mail-in absentee voting for those living in the country or require a photo-ID to obtain a mail-in ballot. Sixty-three percent don’t allow mail-in absentee ballots even for citizens living outside of the country.”
In the early 2000s in the United Kingdom, a judge found a “massive, systematic and organized” postal voting fraud campaign where members of the Labour party stole approximately 40,000 mail-in ballots.
Lott’s research goes over multiple examples of voter fraud similar to what might have happened in the United States during this election cycle.
Yet the legacy media never changed their bogus social media fact-checks. The truth is not their goal. Their goal is to promote narratives that are either damaging to their political opponent or that are complacent to their political allies.