100,000 Mail-In Ballots Returned as 'Undeliverable' in Rhode Island Primary Election
Issues with mail-in voting revealed in state records
Around 100,000 mail-in ballots have been returned as “undeliverable” in Rhode Island’s primary election, state records reveal.
Rhode Island state officials sent out one-in-eight mail-in ballots, unsolicited, that were returned, and deemed undeliverable.
As a result, around 12.5 percent of the 780,000 mail-in ballots sent to registered voters were sent back as 'undeliverable' to state officials.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) wrote a letter to Rhode Island officials asking for additional information on the 100,000 undelivered mail-in ballots.
Rhode Island has not cleaned up their voter rolls since 2006.
As Neon Nettle reported in April, roughly 28.4 million mail-in ballots went missing since the 2012 election, federal data revaled.
The ballots were lost in the last four election cycles in the previous eight years, the records show.
The data is from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the Election Administration and Voting Surveys and shows records for 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 election cycles.
In that period, nearly 30 million mail-in ballots went missing after being sent to registered voters.
Millions of Mail-In Ballots Have Gone 'Missing' Since 2012, Federal Data Shows— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) April 21, 2020
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Baltimore, Maryland also experience problems with their predominately mail-in voting election.
Mail-in votes were discarded as a result of an election error.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, officials admitted that duplicate ballots were mailed out to registered voters.
President Donald Trump in May described mail-in voting as "very dangerous."
“Voting by mail is very dangerous because people can grab them; people can take that proxy, sign a name," Trump said.
"They can do all sorts of things, especially harvesting," the president added.
In April, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a “chunk of money” will be assigned for mail-in voting.
The House speaker said mail-in voting was a public health issue, and the method protects the “life of our democracy."