RealClearPolitics: 28 Million Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in Last Four Elections

With debate and discussion about mail-in and absentee ballots, this story from Politico last April is worth revisiting. The following is an excerpt. The full article can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The missing ballots amount to nearly one in five of all absentee ballots and ballots mailed to voters residing in states that do elections exclusively by mail.

States and local authorities simply have no idea what happened to these ballots since they were mailed – and the figure of 28 million missing ballots is likely even higher because some areas in the country, notably Chicago, did not respond to the federal agency’s survey questions. This figure does not include ballots that were spoiled, undeliverable, or came back for any reason.

Although there is no evidence that the millions of missing ballots were used fraudulently, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which compiled the public data provided from the Election Assistance Commission, says that the sheer volume of them raises serious doubts about election security.

These questions are particularly relevant as the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing states across the country to rapidly expand vote-by-mail operations in an election year. Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ron Wyden have proposed the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020, a bill that would allow every eligible voter the opportunity to vote by mail, regardless of state laws governing mail-in ballots.

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5 thoughts on “RealClearPolitics: 28 Million Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in Last Four Elections”

  1. Regarding the USPS, I can certainly attest to the deterioration of the postal service provided. As a landlord for over 25 years, and one whose procedures include having tenants mail rents to a PO Box, the reliability of the postal service has gone from virtually impeccable a couple of decades ago, to consistently unreliable for the last few years.

    As recently as the 90’s, if I was told that a check “is in the mail”, and it didn’t arrive within the next couple of days, ithe likelihood that it had never been mailed was close to 100%. However, within the last five years or so, the reliability has dropped steadily. A piece of mail may take a week to be delivered from the apartments to the PO Box, which is about 200 yards from the apartments.

    Since December, 2019, I have received 4 pieces of mail – just envelopes with a check in them, that took 3 to 4 weeks to be delivered, and were double postmarked. One postmark on the day it was mailed and then another stamped over the first one that was dated a few days before delivery.

    Now, when a tenant’s rent doesn’t come in, there’s no way to know whether or not it was sent (there have been several that were never delivered nor returned to sender).

  2. Not missing.
    Not returned. Voter moved, voter dead, voter decided not to vote.
    You cannot force anyone to vote.
    They are only a problem because if the Democrats could only find them, complete them and return them they could win elections. Without them finding, completing and returning them they have to actually have support from voters and with their cohorts, BLM and Antifa and the Muslim Brotherhood their support is waning.
    The “missing” ballots are only a problem because the Democrats couldn’t get their hands on them.

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