Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just made a stunning admission.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Clinton essentially disclosed that fears about the coronavirus are not the real reason why Democrats are pushing for mail-in voting this November by instead bluntly declaring, “our chances of winning go up” if such a system is in place.
“If we can fight them, which is what I’m doing everything I can to support, to expand vote by mail, our chances of winning go up. That’s why it’s going to be a really tough challenge, because the other side knows it too,” she said.
That, of course, begs the question of exactly why Clinton believes the Democrats’ chances of success improve so greatly under mail-in voting.
“A rigged election”
President Donald Trump hit the nail on the head last month when he was asked about his thoughts on mail-in voting.
“There is no way that mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” Trump said, according to NBC News. “Mailboxes will be robbed, and illegally printed out and signed. The governor is sending them out to millions of people and anyone living in the state will come like will get one. How and for whom to vote. This will be a rigged election. No way!”
The problem, in short, is ballot harvesting — the collection of ballots by a third party who then turns them into those who tally them, as Fox News explains. As the president suggests, a lot can go wrong with ballot harvesting, and for this reason, it is not even legal in all areas of the country.
In fact, it is only legal in 27 states — but Democrats are looking to fix that.
Ripe for fraud
Ballot harvesting of the sort described above creates conditions that are ripe for voter fraud, as recent experience has shown.
Back in 2018, Fox News produced a report explaining how just a “minor change in California’s election laws” significantly impacted that year’s midterm elections. The minor change in question was the legalization in 2016 of ballot harvesting.
Fox reported: “Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late-arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election. While no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats’ use of ‘ballot harvesting’ as a key to their success in the elections.”
That about sums up why Clinton seems certain that the Democrats’ chances of victory rise when mail-in voting is in place. At least she has finally admitted that the Democrats may need to cheat in order to win.