Ex-Bush DHS Secretary: ‘Absolutely No’ Evidence Mail-In Voting Leads To Fraud
Earlier this week, former Pennsylvania governor and former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge (R) said that there is no evidence to suggest mail-in voting leads to fraudulent election results, according to the Hill.
- He said, “There is no no anecdotal or historical evidence that suggests the kind of massive fraud or massive abuse. I think there is a false alarm associated with that concern.”
- These comments come in light of President Trump and a number of other Republicans doubling down on arguments against mail-in voting during the pandemic.
- Ridge noted that neither party gains an inherent advantage when citizens vote via absentee ballot. However, the party that focuses their efforts in bringing voters in via the mail has a significant advantage.
- Ridge added, “I would remind the president that about 25 percent of the Americans who voted in 2016, the election in which he prevailed, voted absentee.”