The only fraud is saying that there is fraud
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The recently formed and ironically named, Honest Elections Project, has already spent $250,000 on advertising that opposes voting by mail. Because y’know… fraud.
In the 2016 election, in which over 135,000,000 votes were cast, there were four cases of voter fraud. That’s right. Four.
Here they are:
Terri Lynn Rote voted twice in Iowa — but not for Hillary. Terri not only voted for Trump but said that her multiple votes were a result of King Donald proclaiming that “the polls are rigged.”
Phillip Cook voted twice in Texas. Again, neither went for Hillary. Cook claimed to be an employee of Trump’s campaign, who just happened to be testing the security of the electoral system.
Audrey Cook cast a ballot on behalf of her dead husband in Illinois. Cook also happens to be a Republican election judge. Her husband died before completing his absentee ballot, so she filled it out for him and sent it in.
Gladys Coego was hired to open absentee ballots when one of her co-workers saw her filling in the box for a mayoral candidate. She was caught and arrested. Oh, and there was zero evidence that she changed any presidential votes.
“It’s utter nonsense. This has been shown over and over. The continued insistence that there are material levels of intentional voter fraud is itself a form of fraud.” — Kenneth R. Mayer, an elections expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison