Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
An NBC News Investigation from 2012 argued that voting by mail is a “real vote-fraud opportunity,” citing experts who said it is hard to “defend against.”
The NBC report, written by Sarah Jane Capper and Michael Ciaglo of News 21, a student reporting project based at Arizona State University, noted that election fraud was rare, but when it occurred, “it usually involves absentee or mail ballots,” citing Paul Gronke, a Reed College political scientist, who directs the Early Voting Information Center in Oregon.
“Vote-buying and bribery could occur more easily with mail voting and absentee voting,” the report said, citing Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate. “At a polling place, someone who bribed voters would have no way to verify that the bribe worked. A person who bribes mail voters could watch as they mark ballots or even mark ballots for them.”
Gans also highlighted that so-called “ballot-signing parties” could involve someone else marking your ballot, such as a caregiver for an elderly person. “All the other types of fraud are essentially hard to do and easy to defend against,” Gans said. “This isn’t.”