Millions of Mail-In Ballots Have Gone 'Missing' Since 2012, Federal Data Shows
28.4M lost since 2012 election but Democrats still push change to voting
Roughly 28.4 million mail-in ballots have gone missing since the 2012 election, according to newly revealed federal data.
The ballots were lost in the last four election cycles over the last eight years, the records show.
The data is from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys and shows records for the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 election cycles.
In that time period, nearly 30 million mail-in ballots went missing after being sent to registered voters.
For example, in 2012, more than 33 million mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters.
Of those, nearly four million - around 12 percent - went missing, with over 425,000 recorded as undeliverable, while nearly 260,000 were rejected.
For the 2014 election cycle, the number of mail-in ballots that went missing spiked to more than eight million, the records obtained by Breitbart show.
In that election, 29.2 million mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters.
More than 610,000 of those mail-in ballots were undeliverable, and about 269,000 were rejected.
Another 8.2 million of those mail-in ballots went missing.
“Vote by mail is a disaster,” Public Legal Interest Foundation (PILF) President J. Christian Adams told Breitbart News in a statement.
“People who think it works haven’t studied the failures.
"The facts show mail voting doesn’t work.”
As Breitbart reported, a total of about 16.4 million mail-in ballots went missing for the 2016 and 2018 elections after about 84 million mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters in those two election cycles.
Los Angeles County, California, for instance, had nearly 1.4 million mail-in ballots go missing in the 2018 election, while Maricopa County, Arizona saw 408,000 mail-in ballots go missing.
Likewise, Orange County, California, had 374,000 mail-in ballots go missing in 2018 and King County, Washington, had 353,000 mail-in ballots go missing.
San Diego County, Sacramento County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County — all located in California — saw a combined 1.6 million mail-in ballots go missing in the 2018 election.
Currently, elected Democrats are lobbying for nationwide mail-in voting for the November presidential election — a move that would potentially deliver ballots to an estimated 24 million ineligible voters.