Is there any new evidence that mail-in balloting is “fraudulent in many cases”?
No new evidence, no old evidence, Not in many cases, Not in any cases.
Apologies for channelling my inner Dr Seuss.
This is actually a decades long unsubstantiated assertion, by the Republican party. It is made in many elections and regardless of who wins, and who's appointees carry on the post campaign investigation into the allegations, the assertions are always disproven.
According to BBC News:
In the 2016 US presidential election, nearly one quarter of votes were cast by post, and that number is expected to rise this time round due to public health concerns over coronavirus.
What the Experts are Saying:
** May 27, 2020 - Ellen Weintraub, commissioner of the Federal Election Commission**, said: "There's simply no basis for the conspiracy theory that voting by mail causes fraud."
According to a press release on fbi.gov:
The FBI is the primary agency responsible for investigating malicious cyber activity against election infrastructure, malign foreign influence operations, and election-related crimes, like voter fraud and voter suppression or intimidation.
September 24, 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray: “We take all election-related threats seriously… we have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise.”
Election expert Max Feldman, counsel in the Voting Rights and Elections Program at the Brennan Center for Justice
“Voting by mail has been a secure part of our election system for many years.”
Brennan Center analysis and the Voting Rights Project, a 2012 investigation of nationwide election security, said that while absentee ballots are more susceptible to fraud than in-person voting, fraud rates are infinitesimal.
- Decades long unsubstantiated assertion
How President Trump’s false claim of voter fraud is being used to disenfranchise Americans.
Takeaways on Trump, Voter Fraud and the Election