What You Need To Know About Vote by Mail

Vote by mail is the worst way to run an election. In 2020, it led to chaos and disenfranchisement. Election officials do not know what happened to nearly 15 million mail ballots in 2020.

Mass vote by mail requires highly accurate voter rolls. Otherwise, ballots end up at the wrong addresses and some people are even sent multiple ballots under slightly different versions of their name.

Voting in person is the most secure way to run an election and gives voters an opportunity to correct errors on their ballots.

Reports

We have analyzed federal data by the Election Assistance Commission. These reports reveal that mass mail balloting in 2020 was a complete failure. Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin sent more ballots to the wrong addresses and election officials lost more ballots than President Biden’s margin of victory in those states.

Nearly 15 Million Mail Ballots Went Unaccounted for in 2020 Election

2020: Biden Won Georgia by 11K Votes. 27K Mail Ballots Bounced Off Bad Addresses.

92K Clark County NV Mail Ballots Went to Wrong Addresses in 2020 Presidential Election

Former President Trump did an interview with Breitbart’s Matt Boyle where he cited these reports.

Trump argued that the sheer volume of the questionable outcome of those ballots we reported on using government data is well over the margins of the outcome of the election between him and Biden. “That’s the election right there,” Trump said.

Fighting Vote By Mail In the Courts

We have secured legal victories to prevent states from unlawfully enacted universal vote by mail and accepting ballots received after Election Day without postmarks.

In 2022, we filed a lawsuit against the Department of Elections for enforcing a universal mail-in voting law, and we won. The Delaware Supreme Court ruled the mail-in voting law violated Delaware’s Constitution.

In 2020, we won our lawsuit against the Virginia State Board of Elections to prevent them from accepting mail ballots received after Election Day without postmarks.

Media Highlights

The fifth episode of our podcast, Protecting Your Vote, focuses on the many issues with conducting an election by mass vote by mail. Watch or download wherever you get your podcasts.

TV and Radio Interviews

Articles and Editorials

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