Potential Fraud in the 2020 US Election


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With 2020 coming to an end soon and election day over, it seems as though Joe Biden will be in office on January 21st. However, recent claims made but Republicans and the Trump Administration may change that event.

President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed that there were several examples of potential voter fraud in key states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.   For example, a Pennsylvania mail carrier named Richard Hopkins accused his boss of making it appear as though certain ballots had been received on the 3rd of November instead of the 4th. Had the ballots been received on the 4th they would not be considered legitimate votes. While this certainly would be considered voter fraud, Hopkins’s credibility was called into question as he later redacted his claims.

A more legitimate case for fraud came Luzerne County, Pennsylvania when nine mail in ballots were reportedly thrown in a dumpster with at least seven of the nine votes being for Trump. Proper authorities soon investigated the situation and tried to shed some light on the situation. Staffers claimed that the mail-in ballot requests looked very similar to actual mail in ballots and opened the letters even though the envelopes should have been stored away until election day.

Of course, these accusations and examples should be taken with a grain of salt. While some accusations may indeed be true, actual state officials seem certain and confident about their ballot system as the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Georgia have all re-tallied the votes and are confident that Joe Biden won the states without fraud. And with the last of the states finishing the count, the 2020 United States election is now over.

Though some convincing examples and accusations of voter fraud were presented, it seems as though almost all of them have been able to be disproven or were false. Unless there is any damning evidence presented within the next couple of months, it seems as though Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States winning 306 of the 538 electoral college votes.