Former President Donald Trump, in a social media post on Wednesday, December 13, declared that a poll, which he labeled as the “most important” in the last 20 years, asserted that 20% of mail-in ballots in the 2020 presidential election were “rigged or defective.”
Trump went on to claim that this revelation signifies the entire election was a “giant scam,” emphasizing his belief that a fair and honest election is impossible as long as mail-in ballots are in use.
The former president asserted that cheating will always be prevalent as long as mail-in ballots are part of the electoral process.
In his post, he pointed to the actions taken by countries like France, stating that they have put an end to the madness of mail-in voting.
Trump’s call to action was directed towards the Republican Party, urging them to take immediate steps in response to the alleged fraud.
The post reflects his ongoing concerns and skepticism regarding the integrity of the 2020 presidential election.
It’s essential to note that claims of widespread election fraud have been widely debunked, with various fact-checks and investigations finding no evidence to support such allegations.
Multiple audits and court rulings have confirmed the legitimacy of the 2020 election results.
While Trump’s assertions may resonate with some of his supporters, it’s crucial to approach such claims with a critical eye and rely on verified information.
The poll Trump referred to was conducted by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports. The findings indicate that one in five voters who cast mail-in ballots admit to participating in various forms of voter fraud.
According to the poll findings, 17% of mail-in voters admit to voting in a state where they are “no longer a permanent resident. 21% of mail-in voters confessed to filling out a ballot for a friend or family member.
17% of mail-in voters said they signed a ballot for a friend or family member “with or without his or her permission. 8% of likely voters claim they were offered “pay” or a “reward” for voting in 2020.
The debate surrounding the use of mail-in ballots and the integrity of elections continues to be a contentious issue in the United States.
Experts argue that mail-in voting is a secure and reliable method of casting ballots, with instances of fraud being exceptionally rare.
The former president’s call for action adds to the broader conversation about electoral processes and the impact of misinformation on public perception.
As the political landscape evolves, discussions around election security, voting methods, and the role of social media in shaping public opinion will likely remain at the forefront of political discourse.