Q&A of the Day – Evidenced Voter Fraud From the 2022 Election Cycle
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Today’s Entry: Today’s question was submitted via talkback, though the quality of the audio would have been hard to hear on-air. The question/request was for me to update/report verified voter fraud.
Bottom Line: It just so happened to be just about a year ago that I last updated verified voter fraud stemming from the 2020 election making this a good time to take a look at what’s happened with last year’s election cycle thus far as well. For those who may be new to my research into voter fraud, the Heritage Foundation maintains a voter fraud database in which they track and detail every successfully prosecuted case of voter fraud dating back to 1979. Since the onset of Heritage’s voter fraud database, we’ve seen the following:
- 1,432 successful prosecutions for voter fraud
- 1,235 criminal convictions
- Evidenced voter fraud having occurred in all 50 states
When it comes to voter fraud unfortunately narratives tend to blur the line with facts. Many on the left will suggest voter fraud’s not an issue. Many on the right suggest elections are fundamentally unfair because of the perceived pervasiveness of it. The truth lies in the middle. Every election cycle we have examples of people who not only committed voter fraud, but that are criminally convicted of having done so. On rare occasions we even see election results in select races overturned as a result of criminal behavior. The 2020 Presidential election cycle was of course an inflection point in this conversation for all of the known reasons. Here were my findings as of June 22nd of last year as to what was proven to have happened during the 2020 election cycle.
53 criminal convictions for voter fraud between January of 2020 and mid-June of last year – here's where they occurred:
- 14: California
- 5: Arizona
- 4: Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas
- 3: Michigan, New Hampshire, West Virginia
- 2: Virginia, New Jersey, New Mexico
- 1: Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Louisiana, Wisconsin
That’s a total of 53 criminal convictions for voter fraud across 18 states. You’ll notice that far and away California led the way with evidenced voter fraud during the 2020 cycle. At the same time, you’ll notice a slew of swing states experienced evidenced voter fraud in that cycle, including Florida. Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, New Hampshire, Wisconsin – were all key 2020 swing states. In fact, 11 of the 18 states with voter fraud convictions since 2020 were swing states. So yeah, voter fraud is real, and it is pervasive. It also typically takes awhile for these cases to be brought and successfully prosecuted. This is why it's important to focus on combating provable fraud as opposed to unproven speculation. This is also why Florida has continued to pass annual election integrity laws despite the previous two election cycles being the smoothest in Florida’s history.
As for what we’ve seen since the start of 2022 which encompasses the 2022 election cycle... 73 legally proven cases of voter fraud. That includes...
- Florida: 11
- Arizona, Wisconsin: 7
- Texas: 6
- Minnesota: 5
- California, North Carolina: 4
- Michigan, Pennsylvania: 3
- Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, New York, Ohio: 2
- Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Rhode Island, Tennessee, West Virginia: 1
There’s your update. And isn’t it interesting that first, we’ve had significantly more proven instances of voter fraud in the past year and a half, then we’d had in the previous two years and also that Florida, despite our smooth recent election cycles, has led the way for criminal convictions for voter fraud. Of the twenty states where there have been criminal convictions for voter fraud since January of 2022, we see that traditional swing states in Florida, Arizona and Wisconsin have led the way for evidenced fraud. It’s also interesting that you so seldom hear about any of this in the news. Now notably, none of these instances rose to the level where election outcomes were impacted, however that did occur twice during the 2020 election cycle with local elections in Florida and Mississippi. As always there are two sides to stories and one side to facts. The fact of the matter is that voter fraud remains an ongoing, and at least by way of criminal convictions, growing problem in our society. At the same time, it still rarely rises to the level of impacting outcomes.