Trump vs Biden: Election Fraud
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Rates of mail-in voting fraud in the United States are negligible (between 0.00004% and 0.0025%) and multiple U.S. electoral monitors have consistently proven as much. The FBI described mail-in voting as “secure and convenient”. In many U.S. States, voter fraud is a felony punishable by multiple years in prison, and citizens who attempt voter fraud may face severe punishment. More than 40% of voting Americans voted by mail in both the 2012 and 2016 elections with nearly zero instances of fraud.
In August 2020, President Trump personally and publicly acknowledged that he is defunding the United States Postal Service in an attempt to suppress mail-in and absentee voter turnout for the 2020 U.S. General Election. His claims regarding voter fraud, as documented in our other fact checks, are uniformly incorrect.
U.S. intelligence agencies, electoral monitors, and federal officials have consistently warned that President Trump is openly delegitimizing the election in order to maintain power regardless of the outcome through a sustained nationwide campaign of misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda.
USPS officials have formally warned multiple U.S. States that they might fail to process mail-in votes in time for the election to be called. The final date by which all votes must be tallied is December 3rd, 2020. Any uncounted or unprocessed votes remaining at that time will be voided.
While the GOP attempts to defund the U.S. Postal Service do predate the election cycle, those attempts have become more focused and more destructive than ever before in the months immediately before the 2020 election, at a time when mail-in voter turnout is expected to skyrocket by 1,000% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A majority of mail-in voting is expected to heavily favor the Democratic ticket, which is running against the incumbent regime overseeing USPS changes. This suggests an overt attempt to sabotage mail-in voting against the Democratic challenger in favor of the incumbent President.
The Case for Trump
Republican efforts to dismantle the United States Postal Service are not new. For years, Republicans have discussed the idea of privatizing all U.S. mail and rendering the USPS obsolete, or even abolishing it outright. The idea of mail privatization is not new either. It has only recently become a much more relevant subject in current affairs within the broader context of President Trump’s exhaustive attempts to cling to power, suppress votes, and delegitimize the American electoral process.
Moreover, while some USPS officials published dire warnings regarding the election, other USPS officials have confidently reassured American policymakers that they will process all U.S. elections mail in time for the December 3rd deadline—although their actual ability to do so depends on a handful of factors beyond their control, including a barrage of anticipated post-election lawsuits from both parties which might disrupt the final count. There is no unanimous consensus on this issue even within the USPS community itself.
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