Over the past couple of weeks, there have been numerous stories and accusations surrounding voter fraud. The Republicans have warned voters the best way to make sure their vote counts are to do it in person and be weary of mail-in ballots. Well, just a week after Pennsylvania reported 60,000 ballots not arriving on time, another 28,879 people received the wrong ballots. With so many votes going missing and being delivered to the wrong addresses, could there be a bigger scheme to steal the presidential election?
According to The Hill, “The Allegheny County Elections Division announced Wednesday that 28,879 voters received incorrect ballots out of the 32,318 that were in the state’s ballot tracker as of Sept. 28. The Division said the mailings are being corrected and that new ballots will be delivered starting Oct. 15, with most expected to be delivered the week of Oct. 19.”
What The Hill failed to mention is that the fraud wasn’t even caught by the county, it was voters who first noticed the discrepancies and brought it to the attention of the elected officials. While alarming, officials didn’t seem too worried about the mishap when David Voye, the Elections Division Manager said, “Elections Division staff were segregating ballots that were received from voters affected by the issue, and those will be set aside and reviewed following the election.”
Wait? Following the election?
To make matters even worse, the county admitted that some of the faulty ballots had been filled out and returned. Again, officials didn’t seem too worried that people who voted with a faulty ballot won’t be able to vote because they won’t review the ballots until after the election. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
In 2016, President Trump won the state of Pennsylvania by just gaining 45,000 votes over his rival Hillary Clinton. As it stands now, there have been a total of 90,000 ballot mistakes in just the two counties of Allegheny and Westmoreland. Not taking a math wizard, any person can see that the number of mistaken ballots doubles the number of votes Trump won by. Add in the normal election night errors that are bound to happen and it appears Pennsylvania could become ground zero for election fraud.