President Donald Trump has used his platform on twitter to express his contention to the results of the 2020 election many times since election day. On several of those occasions, the President has mentioned ‘illegal votes.’ “If you count only the legal votes, I easily win,” President Trump said in a recent address on twitter. But what does the President mean when he says ‘illegal votes?’
Most of the mainstream news outlets don’t seem interested in investigating some of the more credible claims of widespread domestic interference. Fact-checker websites also don’t appear to be interested in doing anything further than parroting what most outlets are reporting.
Politifact, without evidence or investigation of any kind recently gave President Trump’s claim a ‘pants on fire’ rating. Because of this, we have looked into some of the provable evidence presented. The evidence we have discovered has never been refuted and is sourced from forensic data scientists, scientific studies by economists, lawyers, and witnesses. It is widely known, and has even been admitted by mainstream outlets like the NY Times that absentee ballots are twice as likely to be frauded than in-person ballots.
The scientific evidence that exists suggests the interference occurred mostly via ballot harvesting and ballot stuffing. Here is just a small portion of what we found: Wisconsin:
- Wisconsin mayors in only the largest cities set up illegal unmanned drop boxes in democrat strongholds which is a violation of state law as well as the equal protection clause of the constitution.
- Wisconsin mayors told voters in the state to register as ‘indefinitely confined’ before the election. This allowed hundreds of thousands of ballots to be processed without going through the proper verification process.
- More than 200,000 illegal ballots were counted in Wisconsin
The mayors of Wisconsin’s five largest cities—Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine, which all have Democrat majorities— joined in this effort, and together, developed a plan use purportedly drop-boxes to facilitate return of absentee ballots. Over five hundred unmanned, illegal, absentee ballot drop boxes were used in the Presidential election in Wisconsin.
The use of any drop box, manned or unmanned, is directly prohibited by Wisconsin statute. The WEC and local election officials also took it upon themselves to encourage voters to unlawfully declare themselves “indefinitely confined”—which under Wisconsin law allows the voter to avoid security measures like signature verification and photo ID requirements.
Specifically, registering to vote by absentee ballot requires photo identification, except for those who register as “indefinitely confined” or “hospitalized.” On March 25, 2020, in clear violation of Wisconsin law, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell and Milwaukee County Clerk George Christensen both issued guidance indicating that all voters should mark themselves as “indefinitely confined” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because of this nearly 216,000 voters said they were indefinitely confined in the 2020 election, nearly a fourfold increase from nearly 57,000 voters in 2016. In Dane and Milwaukee counties, more than 68,000 voters said they were indefinitely confined in 2020, a fourfold increase from the roughly 17,000 indefinitely confined voters in those counties in 2016. Michigan:
- Election workers were forced to backdate thousands of ballots
- Election workers were forced to cure ballots even though many of them were missing signatures addresses or birthdates
- Election workers were forced to process thousands of ballots AFTER the 9pm deadline
- If election workers came to election officials with problem ballots that needed to be invalidated – they would get scolded and told to take a 2-hour lunch.
Michigan’s Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, without legislative approval, unilaterally abrogated Michigan election statutes related to absentee ballot applications and signature verification. Michigan’s legislature has not ratified these changes, and its election laws do not include a severability clause.
Secretary Benson also violated Michigan law when she launched a program in June 2020 allowing absentee ballots to be requested online, without signature verification as expressly required under Michigan law. The Michigan Legislature did not approve or authorize Secretary Benson’s unilateral actions. Secretary Benson’s unconstitutional modifications of Michigan’s election rules resulted in the distribution of millions of absentee ballot applications without verifying voter signatures as required by MCL §§ 168.759(4) and 168.761(2).
This means that millions of absentee ballots were disseminated in violation of Michigan’s statutory signature-verification requirements. Democrats in Michigan voted by mail at a ratio of approximately two to one compared to Republican voters. Thus, former Vice President Biden materially benefited from these unconstitutional changes to Michigan’s election law. A sworn statement from Detroit indicates that several boxes of ballots were brought in through the back door of the TCF center at 9pm on Wednesday.
Election rules state that all ballots needed to be inputted into the system by 9pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. Election workers inputted the entire batch into the QVF system and manually added each voter to the list after 9pm.
Here's some more of the shenanigans detailed in a lawsuit coming out of Detroit on raft of alleged fraudulent actions observed during election night count. What does Joe Biden have to say about these allegations? Are these witnesses Russian traitors too? https://t.co/JPrGh4uNo6 pic.twitter.com/5tk8feDD54
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) November 9, 2020
Georgia: Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, without legislative approval, unilaterally abrogated Georgia’s statute governing the signature verification process for absentee ballots. On March 6, 2020, in Democratic Party of Georgia v. Raffensperger.
Georgia’s Secretary of State entered a Compromise Settlement Agreement with the Democratic Party of Georgia to materially change the statutory requirements for reviewing signatures on absentee ballot envelopes to confirm the voter’s identity by making it far more difficult to challenge defective signatures beyond the express mandatory procedures.
The effect of this unconstitutional change in Georgia election law, which made it more likely that ballots without matching signatures would be counted, had a material impact on the outcome of the election. Specifically, there were 1,305,659 absentee mail-in ballots submitted in Georgia in 2020. There were 4,786 absentee ballots rejected in 2020.
This is a rejection rate of .37%. In contrast, in 2016, the 2016 rejection rate was 6.42% with 13,677 absentee mail-in ballots being rejected out of 213,033 submitted, which more than seventeen times greater than in 2020
Historic Low Rejection Rate
In a normal election year in any given state, hundreds or even thousands of mail-in ballots get tossed out for everything from late postmarks to open envelopes. North Carolina rejected 546 ballots for just missing witness signatures in the 2012 presidential race.
Virginia tossed 216 ballots in the 2018 midterms because they arrived in an unofficial envelope. Arizona discarded 1,516 ballots for non-matching signatures the same year. In October, USA Today predicted that absentee ballot rejection totals would reach historic levels. “At least 1.03 million absentee ballots could be tossed if half of the nation votes by mail. Discarded votes jump to 1.55 million if 75% of the country votes absentee. In the latter scenario, more than 185,000 votes could be lost in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – states considered key to capturing the White House.” In Georgia alone, it was predicted that over 100,000 absentee ballots would be rejected based on the normal percentage that are rejected in an average year. That’s not what happened. Only 4,000 mail-in ballots were rejected in the state of Georgia.
Reports about the rejection rate for mail-in ballots in the general election suggest that it was a fraction of a percent, which is up to 30 times lower than absentee ballots in an election without mass vote-by-mail. The below graph shows the estimated rejectable votes vs the Biden margin of victory in key swing states.