A new study that examined the likely impact of fraudulent mail-in ballots in the 2020 election found that former President Donald Trump “almost certainly” would have won without the massive increase in mail-in voting.
The study, which was conducted by the Heartland Institute, examined the “likely impact that fraudulent mail-in ballots cast for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the 2020 election could have had upon the overall electoral results, based upon recently unearthed evidence indicating widespread mail-in voter fraud indeed occurred in
the 2020 election.”
The study used data obtained from a Heartland/Rasmussen survey that found roughly one in five mail-in voters admitted to potentially fraudulent actions in casting their 2020 election ballots.
Key findings included:
- 21 percent of mail-in voters admitted that they filled out a ballot for a friend or family member
- 17 percent of mail-in voters said they signed a ballot for a friend or family member “with or without his or her permission.”
- 19 percent of mail-in voters said that a friend or family member filled out their ballot, in part or in full, on their behalf
Over 43 percent of ballots were cast by mail in 2020, the highest percentage in U.S. history by a wide margin. The majority of mail-in ballots went for Joe Biden.
“Had the 2020 election been conducted like every national election has been over the past two centuries, wherein the vast majority of voters cast ballots in-person rather than by mail, Donald Trump would have almost certainly been re-elected,” the report’s authors wrote.
In the new study, researchers found that 28 percent of respondents who voted by mail committed at least one type of behavior that is “under most circumstances, illegal.”
“This means that more than one-in-four ballots cast by mail in 2020 were likely cast fraudulently, and thus should not have been counted,” the study’s authors wrote.
In a total of 29 scenarios analyzed by researchers, Trump won in all but three of them.