LOOK: Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots In Question Rejection Rate For 2,600,000 Ballots 0.03% Instead Of Historical 1-3%
- November 17, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Social Media
When ballots are turned into for counting they must go through a verification process. This verification process includes several steps including comparing the envelope to the ballot, ensuring the ballots were properly filled out, validating the identity of the ballot, checking against possible duplication, and signature verification.
Just the News did a count-by-county analysis of the mail-in ballot data between 2016 and 2020, the results were striking. They found in 2020 the rejection rate was 0.03%, only 951 out of 2,614,011 ballots. In 2016, however, 2,534 of 266,208 mail-in ballots were rejected. This comes out to just under 1%
“At that historical rate of rejection, around 26,000 mail-in ballots would be rejected from this year’s final Pennsylvania tally. Such numbers would not have been unexpected: Last month, for instance, the Bucks County Courier Times estimated that, based on predicted vote-by-mail turnout, around 28,000 Pennsylvanians might have had their ballots pulled, rather than the 951 that were ultimately dumped.”Rate of rejected mail-in ballots almost 30 times lower in Pennsylvania this year than in 2016 (Source)
President Trump weighed in on this as well, take a look:
The implication here is that all of the proper validation procedures were not taken during the recount process. These concerns are not unwarranted, as statistical analysis can point to potential voter fraud or negligence. In another analysis, there are several major statistical inconsistencies between counties as well.