Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Monday that he had information about 25,000 ballots being harvested in Pennsylvania from nursing home residents, as President Donald Trump seeks to demonstrate that voter fraud caused that state to have a 45,000-vote lead for Joe Biden with ballot counting nearly completed.
“I’ve got more information. We’re now finding potentially that 25,000 nursing home residents in different nursing homes requested mail-in ballots at the exact same time,” Fraham told Fox News.
“You can’t ballot harvest in Pennsylvania,” Graham added. “What are the odds that 25,000 people in different locations of the same age group requested at the same time a ballot? Somebody is up to no good in these nursing homes.”
No concrete evidence of fraud was given as part of the allegation so far.
“We don’t need permission” to investigate
Graham has said since the election that fraudulent voting may have robbed Trump of several states and that he supported investigating all instances of voter fraud before Trump would concede the election.
“We don’t need their permission to look into these allegations. We owe it to those who voted for President Trump and the country at large to test this system. If we don’t deal with voting by mail in 2020, we will never win the White House again,” he said.
Over 71 million voters supported Trump in 2020, with Biden getting around 75 million votes so far. 70% of Republican voters said in a post-election poll that they didn’t think the election was fair.
Hundreds of complaints about voter fraud have been circulating around the country, and at least 131 people have signed sworn affadavits about their experiences at the polls.
Complaints range from not verifying information on ballots like signatures or addresses to Republican poll watchers being kept out of polling places or too far away to see ballots.
Are complaints provable?
It is unclear whether many of the complaints are provable in court or whether the total number of ballots being contested can overturn Biden leads in enough states to give Trump 270 or more electoral votes. Democrat claims of “no evidence” are false, however, since the affadavits are considered evidence.
Attorney General William Barr said in a Sunday memo that “substantial” voter fraud should be investigated if its existence would threaten the result of the election.
A team of 28 international election observers said they saw no evidence of widespread fraud in the election.