Professor McDaniel: No Evidence to Support Trump's 'Wild Allegations' of Voter Fraud

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

BUZZFEED NEWS -- Trump’s claim that California’s vote-by-mail balloting would lead to voter fraud are not supported by experts in the American electoral system.

“There is no evidence to support Trump’s wild allegations,” Jason McDaniel, professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, told BuzzFeed News. “Voter fraud almost never occurs, and all the evidence we have suggests that elections with vote by mail are very secure. However, research shows that Republicans worry more about voter fraud than Democrats. Trump’s reckless allegations are designed to inflame those fears, and to further erode American’s trust in the electoral process. I am glad to see news media and organizations like Twitter push back against Trump’s falsehoods.”