Another 217K Mail Ballots Are Unaccounted
(Alexandria, VA)– September 8, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released a research brief detailing mail balloting return figures for the 2020 General Election. According to federal data compilations:
2020 Election in Georgia:
-1.7 million absentee (mail) ballots sent to voters
-4,804 returned by voters but rejected by election officials
-217,677 “unknown” – election officials don’t know what happened to them
In 2020, Georgia broke records for undeliverable and unaccounted-for mail ballots. One of the most consequential stories to come out of Georgia is how the number of mail ballots directed to faulty addresses (returned undeliverable) was greater than the ultimate difference between winning and losing 16 Electoral College votes. The state’s recent close election results make clear the vital importance of voter roll list maintenance operations the keep voter registrations accurate and up to date.
“Now you see why Georgia lawmakers passed mail ballot integrity laws,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “You can’t ‘vote from home’ with confidence when you learn how many mail ballots failed. The fact that the Biden Justice Department is committed to interrupting Georgia’s integrity law demonstrates the level to which Washington bureaucrats will sink to preserve system weaknesses.”
Access the full research brief, here.