To believe the U.S. electoral system is rife with voter fraud is to believe the most powerful country in the world has devolved into a banana republic — politically unstable and corrupt. It hasn’t.
Most assertions by politicians at all levels about widespread voter fraud, particularly about mail-in ballots, are based on nothing. They are cynical cover stories, handy if a candidate loses. Loopy though they are, the false claims are corrosive, eating away the underpinnings of the greatest democracy in the world.