Biden Got 255,000 ‘Excess’ Votes in Fraud-Tainted Swing States in 2020, Study Finds

Fact-checkers are quick to claim there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in 2020 that would sway the result of the election.

Despite these claims, a Rasmussen Reports survey earlier this month found that a margin of 52% to 40% of voters believe that “cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.”

Providing some insight on this issue, a peer-reviewed study conducted by John R. Lott Jr. of Yale and published in the economics journal Public Choice has found evidence of “excess votes” in six swing states.

The research, Lott Jr. says, shows “evidence of around 255,000 excess votes for Joe Biden.”

“Biden only carried these states – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – by a total of 313,253 votes,” Lott Jr. writes. “Excluding Michigan, the gap was 159,065.”

Lott Jr. says the research indicates that it’s possible “as many as 368,000” votes for Biden were in excess.

“The point of this work isn’t to contest the 2020 election,” Lott Jr. notes, “but to point out that we have a real problem that needs to be dealt with.”

“Americans must have confidence in future elections,” Lott Jr. continues. “Some Trump allies, such as attorney Sidney Powell, who famously promised to ‘Release the Kraken’ and then provided no evidence, have helped to discredit these concerns.”

“It isn’t just Republicans who believe this cheating occurred,” Lott Jr. says. “Even 34% of Democrats believe it, as do 38% of those who ‘somewhat’ support President Biden.”

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“A broad range of Americans think this: men, women, all age groups, whites, those who are neither white nor black, Republicans, those who are neither Republicans nor Democrats, all job categories, all income groups except those making over $200,000 per year, and all education groups except those who attended graduate school,” Lott Jr. wrotes.

More on this story via The Washington Times and Real Clear Politics:

Looking at six swing states, the data he crunched found that voter turnout in Republican areas increased from 2016 to 2020 while voter turnout among Democrats dropped — except in places where voter fraud was claimed.

That accounted for 255,000 “excess” votes for Mr. Biden above what would be expected, Mr. Lott said. His paper has been accepted for publication in Public Choice, a peer-reviewed journal specializing in the intersection of economics and political science.

“More heavily Democratic counties actually had a slightly lower turnout in 2020, except for counties where vote fraud was alleged. In those counties, you had a huge increase in turnout,” Mr. Lott told The Washington Times in an interview explaining his findings.

“In some of those swing states, you had counties where vote fraud was alleged. In some of those swing states, you had counties where vote fraud wasn’t alleged. And yet you only had huge increases in turnout where vote fraud was alleged,” he said.

Taking another tack, Mr. Lott looked at specific voting precincts that touched each other but where one was inside a Republican-dominant county and the other inside a Democratic-leaning county where there were fraud accusations.

He found that in-person voting for the neighboring precincts was about the same, but absentee or mailed balloting tilted toward Democrats in the Democratic precincts.

Mr. Lott said there is no clear reason why absentee turnout alone should increase in just the Democratic jurisdiction, which suggests shenanigans were afoot.

“You’re comparing two tiny areas that are very homogenous, very similar to each other, across the street from each other, and the thing that differs from these two, for the absentee ballots, is where the ballots were counted,” the researcher said.