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True the Vote: 2020 Wis. election plagued by ballot trafficking

Randy Mancini 3 Apr 1
Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. With the outcome of the U.S. presidential race still in limbo on Wednesday, President Donald Trump and his supporters seized and spread online misinformation about legally cast absentee and mail-in votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Election integrity group True the Vote revealed a massive ballot trafficking operation in Wisconsin and other swing states during the 2020 elections.

In a testimony before the state Campaigns and Elections Committee in Wisconsin, analysts revealed 4.8 million ballots were trafficked in 2020. Up to 7 percent of all ballots were harvested as part of the legally questionable practice.

“It’s an organized crime that was perpetrated on Americans by advancing bad process,” explained Gregg Phillips, Election Integrity Analyst for True the Vote. “Dirty voter rolls, ballot boxes, all sorts of mail-in ballot capabilities, and you roll all that up and it’s quite evident to those of us who have spent the last 15-months of our lives developing these numbers that this was indeed organized crime that was perpetrated on Americans.” 

How they did it:

Exploit inaccurate voter rolls

Mass mail ballots

Use NGO’s

Fund drop boxes

Pay traffickers pic.twitter.com/45HMy3vJWJ

— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) March 31, 2022

Experts pointed out that the highly organized effort appears to have exploited many legal loopholes. True the Vote also traced 14 ballot traffickers in Wisconsin, who the group said participated in violent Black Lives Matter riots earlier that year.

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