Philly elections officials caught 40 cases of double-voting. It's not fraud, but it's still a problem
PHILADELPHIA — Two days after Pennsylvania’s primary election, Philadelphia elections officials suddenly stopped counting votes.They had to make sure no one voted twice — once by mail and once in person — so they couldn’t count a stack of mail ballots in the meantime. Workers turned to scanning the poll books people sign when they vote in person, and compared those to the list of mail ballots that had been returned, flagging any overlap.And for five long days, the counting stopped.In the end, the process largely worked: Officials identified 40 people who had returned a mail ballot and then als...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial: Alpha mail: This fall, postal carriers are democracy's best friend
Checking on nonexistent voter fraud isn’t anyone’s responsibility, but President Donald Trump, incensed that states are wisely increasing the use of mailed ballots to preserve the franchise and curb against coronavirus spread, wants the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget to get on the case.Wednesday morning on Twitter, he exploded with rage over state expansions of vote by mail, urging the agencies to hold up federal virus aid to Nevada and Michigan. That’s dangerous and tyrannical. It’s also preposterous; the funds voted by Congress and signed by him will go ou...
New York Daily News
Trump threatens to freeze aid for Michigan, Nevada over baseless 'voter fraud' charge
President Donald Trump took a page from his Ukraine scandal playbook Wednesday and threatened to withhold federal aid for Michigan and Nevada if the states allow residents to vote by mail in November’s general election.Trump, who was impeached last year for holding up $391 million in U.S. military assistance to Ukraine while pressuring the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, insisted in a couple of fact-challenged tweets that the Democratic-led states would break the law if they let all residents vote via absentee mail-in ballots.“Breaking: Michigan sends absentee ballots t...
New York Daily News