A television station in Philadelphia, conducted an experiment with 100 “test ballots” to see how mail voting would work, obtaining results that exposed the flaws in that system, Breitbart reported.
In the face of controversy over absentee voting, WRDW, a Philadelphia television station, conducted an experiment to test the effectiveness of the USPS system. The objective was to determine the reliability of the system, considering that the CCP Virus could increase the number of voters who choose this method to avoid entering public places to vote.
The experiment consisted of sending 100 simulated ballots throughout the city to a personal mailbox set up specifically for the test. A few days after the first mailing, journalist Tony Dokoupil showed live how he sent 100 more envelopes. The producers of the show sought to ensure that all the envelopes were the same size and weighed the same as the original envelope to ensure a level playing field.
Four days later, Dokoupil and his team went to the post office to verify the arrival of the envelopes sent to his personal mailbox. At first he shows that the worker who is attending to him cannot find the mail and finally dismisses him by asking him to come back at another time.
After several attempts, Dokoupil managed to speak to a manager to whom he explained about the experiment they were conducting. And only later did they find what they were looking for, the employee argued that they had made a mistake and the envelopes were somewhere else.
At the end of the experiment, the results obtained showed that 21% of the votes sent had not been delivered after 4 days. It should be noted that the envelopes were all sent from the same city. And the most relevant fact was that only 97% of the envelopes arrived. That is, if it had been an actual vote, at least 3% of the voters would have been left without their right to vote.
Last April, the Public Interest Legal Foundation published that 28 million envelopes sent by mail never arrived at their destination in the last decade. Director and General Counsel Christian Adams said, “These represent 28 million opportunities for someone to cheat. Absentee ballot fraud is the most common, the most expensive, to investigate, and can never be reversed after an election. The status quo was already bad for mail balloting. The proposed emergency fix is worse.”
President Trump is a strong opponent of mail-in voting as he has repeatedly stated, arguing how weak the U.S. postal system is, which would result in huge number of votes being lost and even fraudulent elections.
Yesterday on his Twitter account President Trump said about the recent New York primary elections: “New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing—a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!”
New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing – a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
In Nov. 3 is the presidential election, and in view of the current pandemic situation of the CCP Virus many Democrats proposed that a good alternative for people to avoid crowding is to hold the election by mail. The Trump administration is strongly opposed, and even the president himself hinted at the possibility of rescheduling the election if necessary.