Before the 2020 election, President Trump raised concerns about the potential for mass mail-in ballots and fraud to undermine a free and fair process. On such grounds, he declined to commit ahead of time to accepting the outcome of the election. In response, Democrats and Left-wing media outlets roundly alleged he was merely setting the stage for a coup, in which he would refuse to leave the White House after an inevitable loss in a legitimate election.
So, Trump and his supporters say the Left was planning to steal the election, and they are saying the same thing about him. In the present heavily polarized political context, it is difficult to evaluate the veracity of these conflicting claims. So what evidence, if any, is there for election fraud? If such fraud took place, was there enough of it to influence the outcome of the election--particularly in the battleground states that were called for Biden?
The conservative Heritage Foundation has compiled an election fraud database detailing proven instances of recent voter fraud. There are other more recent accusations of election fraud, as well, many of which are still under investigation and may not be resolved until after the electoral college meets in December. Here's a compilation of anomalies, claims to election fraud, and supporting documentation.
Additionally, I plan to add any cases that come across my path to the list below. Please add any instances and supporting documents that you judge to be credible and haven't already been included. Criticism and additional sources are welcome on any case.
Activists charged with voter fraud in LA
Two men were charged with voter fraud after they allegedly submitted thousands of fraudulent voter registration applications on behalf of homeless people... The pair faces one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, eight counts of voter fraud, four counts of procuring and offering a false or forged instrument and four misdemeanor counts of interference with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Four others charged in LA for voter fraud
4 men in Los Angeles have pleaded no contest to a voter fraud scheme in which they offered homeless people money and cigarettes in exchange for their fraudulent signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Michigan City Clerk Charged With 6 Counts of Felony Voter Fraud
"Detroit — Southfield City Clerk Sherikia L. Hawkins was charged Monday with six felony counts over "unauthorized and inaccurate" changes to absentee ballots in the November 2018 election... "Voting is fundamental to the very essence of our democracy," Nessel said during a Monday news conference. "It is incumbent upon state governments to safeguard the electoral process and ensure that every voter's right to cast a ballot is protected." ...Allegations that Hawkins altered 193 absentee voter records came to light during the 14-day canvass following the election."
More Than 100 Undelivered Absentee Ballots Found in Kentucky Dumpster
"A contractor in Jefferson County, Ky., found 112 absentee ballots in a dumpster, leading to an investigation by federal authorities... 'When the investigation is concluded, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,' Special Agent Scott Balfour said in a statement, according to the Associated Press... [T]he ballots and fliers were turned over to the Postal Service so they could be delivered. He noted that incidents such as this have been 'exceedingly rare.'"
USPS Accused of Falsifying Delivery Info
"Postal Service data shows workers “routinely” changed delivery information and concealed delays in order to falsely boost the agency’s performance statistics, according to a new report... [W]orkers allegedly used false tracking scans to boost their performance metrics, the Washington Post reported Thursday."
FBI Finds Absentee Ballots in Trash
“The Justice Department... said the FBI has opened an investigation into nine absentee ballots... that were found in the garbage near Scranton, Pennsylvania... 'Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time. Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot. Of the nine ballots that were discarded and then recovered, 7 were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump...' Two of the discarded ballots had been resealed inside their appropriate envelopes by Luzerne elections staff prior to recovery by the FBI and the contents of those 2 ballots are unknown.”
Elections Chairman Resigns After... Removing And Defacing Trump Signs
"A chairman of a board of elections in South Carolina resigned after he and his wife were accused of removing and defacing multiple Donald Trump campaign signs from someone’s yard, numerous sources reported... An incident report identifies the offender as Dean Smith, who was seen on camera driving away with his wife, the report says according to WPDE. Smith resigned after serving on the elections board for 15 years Wednesday, two days after Republican Party officials filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office accusing him of helping his wife deface the campaign sign."
The Biden Campaign in Texas:
"Two private investigators, including a former FBI agent and former police officer, testify under oath that they have video evidence, documentation and witnesses to prove that Biden’s Texas Political Director Dallas Jones and his cohorts are currently hoarding mail-in and absentee ballots and ordering operatives to fill the ballots out for people illegally, including for dead people, homeless people, and nursing home residents, in the 2020 presidential election."
Class Action Lawsuit - Court Documents
Affidavit from Mark A. Aguirre, Retired Captain with Houston PD
Affidavit from Charles F. Marler, Former Investigative Specialist for the FBI
134 Felony Charges for Alleged Democrat Mail-In Ballot Fraud in Texas
Previous Cases of Alleged Democrat Ballot Harvesting in Texas
Candidate Charged With Voter Fraud
"The Denton County Sheriff's Office arrested Zul Mirza Mohamed, a candidate for mayor in Carrollton, Texas, on Tuesday and charged him with 25 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot without the request of the voter and 84 counts of fraudulent use of a mail ballot application."
The Ilhan Omar Campaign in Minnesota
"Squad" member and U.S. Democratic Representative from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar's campaign workers allegedly went around paying elderly community members to sign absentee ballots. Then the campaign workers allegedly took ballots in unsealed envelopes and filled them out to vote for Ilhan Omar and other Democrats. There is purported video evidence supporting these allegations.
That sounds a lot like cash for votes/bribery/fraud, but the NYT published an article asserting:
“Accusing Ilhan Omar of voter fraud was a ‘coordinated disinformation campaign’” and “None of the material in the video actually proved voter fraud.”
Then the NYT rehashed the false accusation that Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists and dismissed his criticism of Omar's alleged voter fraud as xenophobia.