U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls expanding mail-in voting “playing with fire” despite rarity of voter fraud (Texas Tribune)

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    U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls expanding mail-in voting “playing with fire” despite rarity of voter fraud – By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff (Texas Tribune) / Sept 21 2020

    Crenshaw, a freshman Republican from Houston, made the comments in an interview during The Texas Tribune Festival that aired Monday. He also discussed immigration and changing voting patterns in Houston.

    U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, doubled down on the claim that expanding voting by mail is not secure, saying it was like “playing with fire” in a conversation that aired Monday as part of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival.

    Republicans and President Donald Trump have repeatedly tried to sow doubt over the reliability of voting by mail, alleging it allows for widespread fraud.

    During the interview with Politico’s Tim Alberta, Crenshaw raised concerns about voting practices in Pennsylvania and Nevada, falsely saying that Pennsylvania was sending unsolicited ballots to voters.

    Afterward, a spokesperson said Crenshaw meant to say that was happening in Colorado and Nevada. Crenshaw suggested in the interview that he worried that some ballots might be mailed to the wrong addresses, inviting fraud. Colorado has sent ballots in past elections, and officials there have identified only a tiny amount of instances of fraud.

    Continue to article: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/09/21/dan-crenshaw-mail-in-voting/

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