Protecting Your Vote

Vote like your future depends on it.

America the Beautiful

Alan Zendell, September 23, 2020

To date, the best example of mail-in ballot fraud the Trump campaign has come up with was nine ballots allegedly found in a waste basket in Pennsylvania in 2016. That’s nine out of more than six million. There are two ways to look at that. One is that those ballots represent less than 0.0015% of the total, and while there is always a vanishingly small chance that the margin of victory could be that small in one state, it has never come close to happening. Even in the contested 2000 election in Florida, which was decided by the Supreme Court, George W. Bush’s margin of victory over Al Gore in that state was more than 500 votes.

A more pragmatic way to look at it is that it is impossible to reduce the number of invalid ballots to zero. Everyone involved in statistics or quality…

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