At Real Clear Politics: Debate Was a Missed Chance to Detail Mail-In Vote Flaws

30 Sep , 2020  

The first presidential debate between President Trump versus Joe Biden rehashed a lot of false claims about vote fraud. Here is Dr. John Lott’s piece at Real Clear Politics about some of the false claims made by Joe Biden and Chris Wallace during the debate.

Neither Joe Biden nor debate moderator Chris Wallace seems to believe that vote fraud with mail-in ballots is a real issue.


Vote Fraud

Still more problems with mail-in ballots

5 Aug , 2020  

We have previously posted examples of vote fraud with mail-in ballots and we have discussed how the vast majority of other countries ban mail-in voting. But there are other problems with mail-in ballots. In New York City a large percentage of ballots were invalidated, from 19% in Manhattan to 28% in Brooklyn.…

Media Coverage

Fox News report on our research: Strict mail-in voting rules maintained by foreign nations, new report finds

4 Aug , 2020  

Fox News has a news story on our new research.

A new report highlights the restrictive laws most European countries and other developed areas throughout the world have in regards to mail-in voting, contrasting highly permissive U.S. regulations, as the debate over the security of the practice ramps up ahead of the presidential election.


op-ed, Vote Fraud

Newsweek: Voting Fraud with Mail-in Ballots Is a Real Concern. Just Look Around the World

4 Aug , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Newsweek on the concerns over vote fraud with mail-in ballots.

Thirty-seven states have changed their mail-in voting procedures this year in response to the coronavirus. They have followed the lead of Democrats and the media, who claim that concerns about voter fraud and vote buying are figments of the Republican imagination.


Original Research

Original Research: Why do most countries ban mail-in ballots?: They have seen massive vote fraud problems

3 Aug , 2020  

Given all the concern about vote fraud, the CPRC investigated how other countries have handled the process. The paper is available for download here. Here is the abstract:

Thirty-seven states have so far changed their mail-in voting procedures this year in response to the Coronavirus. Despite frequent claims that President Trump’s warning about vote fraud/voting buying with mail-in ballots is “baselessly” or “without evidence” about mail-in vote fraud, there are numerous examples of vote fraud and vote buying with mail-in ballots in the United States and across the world.


Vote Fraud

UPDATED: Examples of Vote Fraud for Mail-in Ballots

27 May , 2020   Video

The vast majority of Europe and developed countries ban absentee ballots, let alone the type of universal mail-in voting that is being demanded these days (our research is available here).

There are problems with both vote buying and vote fraud. Vote buying cases are particularly difficult to show because both the buyer and the seller have an incentive to hide the transaction.…

Vote Fraud

Philadelphia Election Judge single handedly voted so many times that he accounted for as much as 22% of votes in races

21 May , 2020  

Over three elections, a election judge in Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to standing in an election booth and voting as fast as he could over and over again. Domenick J. DeMuro faces up to 15 years in federal prison for this fraud. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A former judge of elections and Democratic committeeperson from South Philadelphia pleaded guilty to accepting $2,500 in bribes to inflate the vote totals for three Democratic candidates for Common Pleas Court judge between 2014 and 2016, U.S.


At Real Clear Politics: COVID-19 Danger at the Polls Is Exaggerated

13 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott had a new piece at Real Clear Politics on the continued push for mail-in ballots because of the Coronavirus

“No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote,” warns California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Last Friday, he signed an executive order mandating every registered voter in California receive a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election.



In the Wall Street Journal: Heed Jimmy Carter on the Danger of Mail-In Voting, ‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.’

11 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” That quote isn’t from President Trump, who criticized mail-in voting this week after Wisconsin Democrats tried and failed to change an election at the last minute into an exclusively mail-in affair.