Commonwealth Policy Center

The election is nearly here and Kentuckians can request to receive a ballot in the mail. But there’s still an ongoing debate over the possibility of voter fraud. Most mainstream news outlets downplay the possibility of voter fraud but this defies the logic that says the greater the length between the voter and the final vote tally increases both the opportunity and the possibility of voter fraud. An example from Georgia shows another way voter fraud can take place. Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger found that 1,000 Georgia residents cast absentee ballots by mail and then voted in person at their polling place. A total of 58 percent were Democratic ballots. Those illegal voters will face stiff penalties according to Raffensperger but the possibility of such fraud would be minimized by requiring in-person voting.