He was left speechless after Barr was done.
Barr stated, “Wolf, this is sort of cheap talk to get around the fundamental problem, which is the bipartisan commission chaired by Jimmy Carter and James Baker said back in 2009 that mail-in voting is fraught with the risk of fraud and coercion.”
“And since that time, there have been in the newspapers, in networks, academic studies saying it is open to fraud and coercion. The only time the narrative changed is after this administration came in. But elections that have been held with mail have found substantial fraud and coercion. For example, we indicted someone in Texas—1,700 ballots collected from people who could vote, he made them out and voted for the person he wanted to. That kind of thing happens with mail-in ballots.”
Blitzer then stated that widespread fraud has not been seen with mail-in voting, and Barr also shot that down too.
He said, “Well we haven’t had the kind of widespread use of mail in ballots as being proposed. We’ve had absentee ballots from people who request them from a specific address. Now what we’re talking about is mailing them to everyone on the voter list, when everyone knows those voter lists are inaccurate. People who should get them don’t get, which has been one of the major complaints in states that have tried this in municipal elections, and people who get them are not the right people, they’re people who have replaced the previous occupant, and they can make [the ballot] out and sometimes multiple ballots come to the same address with several generations of occupants.”
Nothing was left to say after that. Blitzer was defeated.
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