As election-related legal battles continue to be waged across the country by President Donald Trump’s lawyers in an effort to expose any possible attempts of voter fraud or ballot irregularities, there are a number of oddities that took place during the 2020 election that, so far, nobody can logically explain.
One of those oddities, as reported by Just The News, is the fact that mail-in ballots saw a mysterious and staggering decrease in rejection rates in 2020 than they did just four years ago in the 2016 election.
Why is that weird and noteworthy? Simple, because the number of mail-in ballots in 2020 far surpassed 2016’s total number, thanks mostly in part to Democrats scaring their supporters into staying away from the polls on election day.
So, simple math would suggest that an increase in mail-in ballots — especially on a large scale — would obviously mean a sharp uptick in rejection rates, right? Nope. Apparently not.
Battleground states, in particular, saw a sharp decline in mail-in ballot rejection rates. And before going further, mail-in ballots are often rejected for incorrect information or lack of signatures or other small items that legally render the ballots invalid. One can imagine that rejections rates would skyrocket especially given the fact that many of the mail-in ballots this year were from first-time mail-in voters.
One prime example is the hotly-contest state of Georgia, where in 2016 — before a virus and before Democrats weaponized the mail-in voting system — the state registered a 6.4 percent rejection rate for mail-in ballots.
In 2020? The rejection rate is… wait for it … 0.2 percent. Explain that one.
For context, that number was accurate as of November 5. It stands to reason that it might have increased some since then, but not by much as the ballots were required to be in by that time.
Pennsylvania, while not as staggering a difference, registered a 0.3 percent rejection rate in 2020, compared to 1 percent in 2016. Adding to that, Nevada’s rejection rate fell from 1.60 percent in 2016 to .75 percent in 2020, cutting it in half.
One more, North Carolina — which was one of the few battleground states called in Trump’s favor — went from 2.7 percent in 2016 to 0.8 percent in 2020. Again, with the increased number of ballots, it’s quite bizarre that this would occur.
Political science experts have suggested that aggressive ballot “curing,” which involves actions taken by election officials to contact the signers of the rejected ballots to get them corrected — usually a missing signature or something similar — was responsible for the lower rates in 2020.
And while that may be true — to some extent — it’s still not proven why the rejection rates were radically lower, especially in the critical battleground states that decided the outcome of the presidential election. Taking the lower rejection rates together with the numerous accusations of mail-in ballot fraud will certainly have many Americans questioning exactly what happened behind the scenes.