AG Barr Warns Democrats' Mail-In Voting 'Absolutely Opens the Floodgates to Fraud'
Attorney General says mail-in voting would undercut 'the confidence in the integrity'
Attorney General William Barr echoed President Donald Trump's firm stance on mail-in voting warning it “absolutely” opens the flood gates to voter fraud.
The Democrats have continued to push for mail-in voting citing "health concerns" from the coronavirus.
Barr told Fox News he is concerned the mail-in voting would undercut "the confidence in the integrity" of the US voting system.
“Well, there’s a big discussion right now about mail-in voting,” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo said.
“Hillary Clinton said, it’s fine, it’s fair,” she added.
“Well, it absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud," Barr responded.
"Those things are delivered into mailboxes. They can be taken out,” Barr added.
“There’s questions about whether or not it even denies a secret ballot because a lot of the states have you signing the outside of the envelope," he continued.
"So, the person who opens the envelope will know how people voted.”
“There’s no – right now, a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots, and be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot,” Barr continued.
“So, I think it can upset and undercut the confidence in the integrity of our elections. If anything, we should tighten them up right now.”
In April, Hillary Clinton said the United States needs to “act now” to ensure citizens can “safely cast a ballot in November."
“GOP officials and conservative jurists forced Wisconsin voters yesterday to choose between risking their lives to vote and being disenfranchised. It’s unconscionable,” she said.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said that mailing ballots to non-citizens "is the definition of voter fraud."
"I want to connect some dots here because Pelosi does not want the House to come back and be able to vote," Scalise told Breitbart.
"She wants to have these proxy votes. I think this is all setting up the vote-by-mail narrative, or as we call it, ‘cheat-by-mail.'”
President Donald Trump last month described mail-in voting as "very dangerous" for the upcoming 2020 election in November.
“Voting by mail is very dangerous because people can grab them; people can take that proxy, sign a name," Trump said.
Earlier this month, around 100,000 mail-in ballots were returned as “undeliverable” in Rhode Island’s primary election, state records revealed.
Rhode Island state officials sent out one-in-eight mail-in ballots, unsolicited, that were returned, and deemed undeliverable.
As Neon Nettle reported in April, roughly 28.4 million mail-in ballots went missing since the 2012 election, federal data revaled.