Vote by Mail: FACT CHECK


There’s been a lot of confusion recently about vote-by-mail.  So, what’s the truth?


  1. Vote-by-mail has been used by many states for many years.  There is no evidence of increased voter fraud in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah, the states that already practice “all mail” elections.  These states institute best practices, such as tracking ballot bar codes and having voters sign ballots, that prevent election tampering. States can also introduce extra precautions to prevent fraud.  If you want to do your own research, you can start by reading about Colorado’s secure and proven vote by mail system.
  2. Vote-by-mail does not benefit either political party.  Studies have shown that vote-by-mail increases overall turnout, but does not help (or hurt) either Democrats or Republicans.  If you want to read more, here’s some background on one of the recent studies.
  3. If you want to read a comprehensive, nonpartisan study on the honesty of American elections, this is a good place to start.
  4. Finally, if you want to read about politicians who vote using absentee ballots and vote-by-mail, here’s a good article.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you!


Yours in Strength,

The Take Back Control Team


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