“If you vote-by-mail, you are far more likely to be disenfranchised than if you vote in person,” says Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage Foundation.
Why is mail-in-voting riskier than voting in person? And how rampant is voter fraud exactly? What are the different ways that it can occur?
The Public Interest Legal Foundation obtained voter registration lists from a majority of states. They obtained voter histories from a majority of states and then they supplemented the data with commercial data to be sure they had the unique identity of each registered voter.
Their report shows that in the 2016 and 2018 elections literally tens of thousands of individuals are credited by state election officials with voting after they were dead.
Tens of thousands of individuals are registered in more than one state and voted in more than one state in the same election.
They found tens of thousands of voters who are registered mistakenly more than once in the same state and took advantage of that by casting more than one ballot, also in the same state.
The total potential cases of fraud that they uncovered is over a hundred and forty thousand cases, just from the last two federal elections.
“And, the potential cases out there are far, far larger than the proven cases we have in our data base.” says Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage Foundation.