Almost 40,000 Votes Rejected in 2016 General Election in Washington State’s Vote-By Mail System…. Over 1% Error

n the 2016 General Election in Washington State, 35,927 votes were rejected through the Vote-By Mail system. Almost 40,000 people were denied their right to vote. That’s out of 3,401,591 total votes that were received “on-time” by the counties. That works out to an error-rate of 1.056 percent just through the official stats I can find on ballot rejection. There’s a LOT more error in the system than that.

1 out of 100 people in Washington State tried to vote, most likely legally, and had their ballot rejected.

This is by design. And this is not a problem that can be solved with Vote-By Mail.

Here’s the reconciliation reports:

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/data-and-statistics.aspx

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