• Richard Easson

GOP Scores Win in Supreme Court Amid Arguments of Mail-in Voter Fraud

On Friday, the Supreme Court handed a win to Texas GOP officials by deciding to keep out of a dispute, and with that, upholding a lower court's decision to block the state's Democratic officials from expanding mail-in voting.

The win for the Trump administration comes at a time when Democrats are pushing for mail-in voting to be an option for those afraid to vote in-person due to COVID-19, but also as Republicans pushback by saying that fraudulent activity can occur, just as it recently did in Paterson, NJ.

Last Thursday, the New Jersey Attorney General filed charges against four men for voter fraud in the Paterson City Council race, one of which is a councilman and another a council-elect. The charges announced include fraud in casting mail-in ballots, unauthorized possession of ballots, tampering with public records, and falsifying or tampering with records. These charges were given as hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a mailbox in Paterson as well as in a neighboring town's mailbox. The Passaic Board of Elections decided to not count 800 ballots - those that seemed to be fraudulent.

Much of the media has criticized President Trump and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany of being hypocrites for voting, but with absentee ballots, with which Trump voted 1 time this year and McEnany 12 times in recent years.

When asked about her absentee ballots, McEnany said in a statement to NBC that “Absentee voting has the word absent in it for a reason. It means you’re absent from the jurisdiction or unable to vote in person. President Trump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud. This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp."

On the topic, Trump sent out a Tweet.