With Democrats pushing for mail-in voting in the upcoming US federal election, there are many expressing concerns about how vulnerable this system is to fraud.
In 2018, Democrat Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown won the primary election by just five votes.
The Blaze explains what is happening now:
A county commissioner and three others have been arrested for allegedly participating in a vote harvesting scheme that tipped a Democratic primary election in 2018. […]
“Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that authorities arrested Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election,” the statement read.
“To increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Brown’s favor, the group targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were ‘disabled,’ in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent. Under Texas election law, mail ballots based on disability are specifically reserved for those who are physically ill and cannot vote in-person as a result,” it continued.
“It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud. Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level.”
The New York Post recently interviewed a person who claims to have participated in mail-in voting fraud:
A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth. And he knows this because he’s been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades. […]
“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” the tipster said. “It could be enough to flip states.”
The whisteblower — whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post — says he not only changed ballots himself over the years, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania — a critical 2020 swing state.
Of course, fraud is not the only problem with mail-in voting. READ: FBI investigates ballots for Trump found in Pennsylvania garbage