FNC's Chris Wallace falsely claims there's 'no record' of mail-in vote fraud
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The mantra of ‘we report, you decide,’ no longer seems to be top of mind among Fox News’ so-called ‘straight news’ broadcasters, and that is especially true of Chris Wallace, who sounds just like the same, old Leftists on all the other networks these days.
During a Friday segment on the network, Wallace refuted a claim by President Donald Trump that vote fraud exists in the United States and it’s a real problem.
Furthermore, he questioned the fact that mail-in voting is a vehicle for straight-up fraud, as was proven in California during the midterms and has been demonstrated on several occasions since.
After playing a clip of Trump’s objections to mail-in balloting, Wallace said, “Well, you know, I’ve done some deep dive in it, there really is no record of massive fraud or even serious fraud from mail-in voting.
“It’s being carried out in Republican states, being carried out in Democratic states, there is no indication that mail-in voting, as opposed to in-person voting, tends to favor one party over another,” he continued.
“If anything, it tends to favor Republicans because the people — now we’re talking outside of a pandemic — who historically have tended to vote most often by mail are elderly people, people over 65, and they tend to vote more Republican than Democratic,” Wallace claimed.
He notes further:
So have there been some cases? Yes, and there’s an issue sometimes with what’s called vote harvesting where instead of mailing in your ballot that you’ll get people who will go into a community and vacuum up, collect all the ballots, say they will take them in, and then the danger, of course, is that they will discard the ballots from neighborhoods that they think are going to vote for the other party.
We’ve seen that in North Carolina. There was a big case involving a Republican who did that, and it helped a Republican win the election. It was so serious they had to have a new election. It’s happened sometimes in California. But when people get their ballots and mail them in themselves, no history of fraud at all.
Is he serious? Yes, unfortunately, he is.
To insinuate that vote-fraud isn’t a problem when it comes to mailing in ballots is just nonsensical. There are more than a few cases proving that, and just recently, in fact.
But Wallace’s claim that mail-in voting would favor Republicans because older people tend to use it sounds like something Left-wing lunatic Michael Moore would say. Oh, wait…he did say it.
The fact is, Democrats are pushing hard for mail-in voting, which in and of itself is a massive warning sign: Why would they push for it? Maybe because it helps their party?
Experts in vote fraud have been sounding off against mail-in balloting for years. A bipartisan panel led by former Democratic President Jimmy Carter and former GOP Secretary of State James Baker warned in 2005, “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.”
And more recently, J. Christian Adams, founder of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an elections integrity organization, along with Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, warned against mail-in balloting as well:
Advocates of vote-by-mail don’t understand the extent of the snafus on American voter rolls. They don’t understand the hundreds of thousands duplicate registrations that exist. They don’t understand the problem of placeholder registrations — where many registrations don’t even have full addresses. And those who do understand have chosen to turn a blind eye to these and other glaring problems.
Now, add to all these problems the simple fact that vote-by-mail is entirely dependent on the postal service — the same outfit that routinely delivers you your neighbor’s mail.
As for Wallace, for him to claim that mail-in vote fraud isn’t a problem or threat to election integrity is just incredibly tone-deaf.