Nearly 15 million mail-in ballots from the 2020 presidential election went unaccounted for, according to a bombshell report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).
According to PILF President J. Christian Adams, over 90.6 million mail-in ballots were sent out across the United States, but 14.7 million of those ballots are unaccounted for.
“This is the worst way to run an election, what they did in 2020,” said Adams.
The report recorded nearly 230,000 mail-in ballots that were sent throughout Maricopa County, Ariz., went unaccounted for. Joe Biden, who was certified the winner of Arizona’s 11 electors, claimed victory over the state by a fraction of that number with just 10,000 votes.
In Clark County, Nevada, nearly 725,000 mail-in ballots also went unaccounted for, according to the PILF report. Joe Biden was certified the winner of Nevada, winning it by 33,000 votes.
If the report is substantiated, he number of unaccounted ballots could have drastically changed the outcome of the races in important swing states, Arizona and Nevada.
The USPS Inspector General reported that only 13 percent of mail-in ballots from the 2018 midterm elections used an official tracking system – which could explain why the ballots are nowhere to be found. PILF implied a “wide variety of things” can happen to an “unknown” ballot.
“A ballot can be put in the wrong mailbox and land in an unfriendly neighbor’s trash. It can be thrown out with your unpaid bills. It can be left outside for the wind to carry the last mile (like seen in Nevada in 2020). Election officials simply do not know what happened. Unknown ballots are the greatest blind spot in the American electoral system,” the report said.
Adams noted there are likely even more than the 14.7 million unaccounted mail-in ballots, since not all states responded to the Election Assistance Commission’s request.
Adams sat with Breitbart’s Matt Boyle on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday for an interview where he broke down groups of unreceived mail-in ballots into three categories: unknown, rejected, and undeliverable.
“The ‘unknowns’ are ballots that went out and just vanished,” said Adams.
“Now a lot of them are probably laying on apartment floors, such as in Nevada, where we saw pictures of dozens of ballots just laying on the floor of apartment complexes in the lobby. They eventually got thrown away because the people don’t live there anymore. Others probably didn’t get voted. There’s going to be some that the people got them and just decided not to vote,” he continued.
“A lot of them probably ended up in the sewer, in the garbage, just laying around for people to pick up. That’s the ‘unknown’ category,” said Adams.
Describing the “undeliverable” category, he explained, “The [undeliverable] bounce-backs are ballots that were mailed out to somebody who’s supposed to be an active voter, and they bounced back to the election office that the voter doesn’t live there anymore, which means the voter rolls are a mess, and it also means you probably are sending them, some get through, they never bounce back, and they go to the wrong people.”
The “rejected” category, he explained is the “troubling” group that could lead to voter disenfranchisement.
“The last category, Matt, is the ‘rejected,’ and this is a troubling one because when you go to vote in person … and you screw up, they can give you a new ballot right there,” Adams said.
“When you go to vote by mail, you don’t. And that’s what the rejected ballots are. Somebody made a mistake on the ballot, and they got it back, and it got rejected. And that means that voter was disenfranchised. And I can tell you that I can guarantee there was a larger rejection rate among the elderly, which are Trump voters, than there were for other ballots. So that’s the ‘rejected’ ballot.”
The report noted that these allegedly missing or unaccounted ballots could have drastically changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.