A recent survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports and The Heartland Institute reveals that over 20% of individuals who voted via mail-in ballots in the 2020 election admit to engaging in some form of election fraud. The study, which was conducted online and via telephone, found that 21% of likely U.S. voters who voted by mail-in or absentee ballot in the 2020 election admit to filling out a ballot on behalf of a friend or family member.
The survey also found that 19% of those who voted by mail-in ballot had a friend or family member fill out their ballot, and 17% of mail-in voters admit to casting a ballot in a state where they were no longer a permanent resident. Both of these practices are illegal, as noted by officials from The Heartland Institute.
Justin Haskins, director of the Socialism Research Center at the Heartland Institute, expressed shock at the survey results, stating that they contradict the narrative that the 2020 election was the most secure in history.
The survey, which included 1,085 likely U.S. voters, was conducted from November 30 to December 6, 2023. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
The survey also found that 17% of those who cast mail-in ballots in 2020 admit to signing a ballot or ballot envelope on behalf of a friend or family member, which is considered fraudulent activity.
The survey also revealed that more Biden voters (36%) than Trump voters (23%) voted by absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 election. Among those who cast mail-in ballots, nearly equal percentages of Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated voters admitted to fraudulent activities.
The survey also found that minority voters were significantly more likely than white voters to admit to engaging in fraudulent election activities in 2020.
Haskins warned that a democratic republic cannot survive if election laws allow voters to commit fraud easily, and called for improvements in America’s election laws.
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