According to a report by National Public Radio (NPR), there were more than 550,000 voter ballots rejected nationally in this year’s primary elections.
The report gives alarming figures regarding the statistics of the 2016 elections when there were 318,000 rejected votes.
The reason why ballots were rejected, mainly among first-time voters, is because signatures do not match or the ballots were not signed directly, or because the ballot arrived too late in the mail to be counted.
Professor Daniel Smith of the University of Florida conducted a study on mail-in voting and said that from the 2016 election to the 2020 primary, the use of mail-in voting increased from 30% to 46% in his state.
“What my research has been showing, along with [professor] Michael Herron at Dartmouth, is that experience matters. And so across race and ethnicity and party, people who haven’t voted by mail in past elections are much more likely to have their vote-by-mail ballot rejected, either for a signature issue, or because it’s late,” explained Smith.
The Democratic versus the Republican stance
According to an earlier Breitbart report, the Democratic Political Action Committee (Super PAC), led by George Soros, invested $7.5 million in a campaign to encourage mail-in voting. At the same time, Democratic leaders, with the help of mainstream media, have been feeding the conspiracy theory that President Trump is trying to undermine the USPS so that people cannot vote.
President Trump has repeatedly warned that this process is susceptible to fraud.
Trump said at a White House press conference regarding the vote by mail, “We’re not going to destroy this country by allowing things like that to happen. We’re not destroying our country. This has more to do with fairness and honesty and, really, our country itself.”
The president said that with the vote by mail there are people who can print more than one vote, or steal votes from the mailboxes and discard them. On top of that, recent reports indicate that the USPS is not prepared to handle a massive national vote, due to the poor state of the mail that has been dragging on for decades.
In an interview with National Geographic, on Aug. 13, Dr. Fauci, one of the top health officials leading the effort against the CCP virus pandemic, was asked about the possibility of voting in person, he said, “I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that cannot be the case.”