From election day forward, anyone who even hinted there was fraud was mocked and marginalized by Democrats and the national media despite claims four years earlier Trump had stolen the election from Hillary Clinton.
New post-election research, published in the peer-reviewed economics journal Public Choice, concludes as many as 368,000 excess votes were cast for Joe Biden in six swing states where Donald Trump claimed he was the victim of voter fraud.
The author of the research is John Lott, best known for his crime studies involving firearms. Knowing already that absentee ballots are already a notorious source of fraud, he dug into absentee ballots, mail-in ballots, and provisional ballots that were cast under light or non-existent security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In 2016, there was no unexplained gap in absentee ballot counts,” Lott explains in an op-ed published at RealClearPolitics. “But 2020 was a different story. Just in Fulton County, Georgia, my test yielded an unexplained 17,000 votes – 32% more than Biden’s margin over Trump in the entire state.”
Lott tells AFN he is not trying to “relitigate” the 2020 election with his research into fraud.
“All I'm trying to do is if you find, in fact, that there were real problems with the election,” he says, “to try to make sure that he doesn't happen again.”