Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, November 11, alleged that voter fraud had occurred in the 2020 presidential election after Donald Trump made similar claims without providing strong evidence to back up the allegations.
Carlson, 51, showed his prime-time audience names and pictures of 25 deceased people he said had cast votes this year. The list also carried the year they died.
The list included Nevada and Pennsylvania residents of at least four individuals in the state of Georgia, where President Trump and Joe Biden are separated by less than 15,000 ballots.
The TV host accused officials, despite recognizing that 41,000 people had not checked their records for a long time, of allowing mail-in ballot fraud to take place by sending out a ballot to all eligible voters.
‘Right now, in the state of Georgia, less than 15,000 votes distinguish Donald Trump from Joe Biden,’ Carlson began.
‘It is close enough that it is worthwhile to be precise about what happened there, and the Secretary of State of Georgia has now announced that all votes cast will be tallied by hand.
‘The auditors will find, among those votes, a valid cast by a woman named Deborah Jean Christiansen. Anyone who has a negative word to say about Deborah will be hard to find. For years, she was well known in her neighborhood as a bird watcher, an avid gardener, a devoted fan of Georgian bulldogs; he continued.
‘When she died last May, those who knew her were sad and they would be shocked to learn that even after her death, Deborah Jean Christiansen still managed to register to vote and then cast a ballot for Joe Biden, presumably.
‘In his case, voting from the grave might not even have been fraud, it was just dedication,’ he joked.
He acknowledged that the results might not be sufficient to benefit Trump in the election, but said that ‘the point is they exist.’
‘They are gone, but anyway, they voted. The question is, how have they been doing that? How did they cast their ballots exactly? ‘He inquired.
“It’s an inspirational story in several respects. ‘Carlson joked about the victory of voting over death,’ before claiming that Blalock, who died in 2006 after 33 years as a mailman, actually had to demonstrate the commitment to his role in mailing after death in a referendum.
‘And, by mail, the short response is. When you make it easier for them to vote, dead individuals appear to vote more frequently.
Carlson also cited a 2012 study saying that there were already almost two million dead people on voter rolls and 24 million incorrect registrations of voters.
So, if you start submitting ballots and registrations to lists like this, what happens? Well, the amount of illegal voting is guaranteed to increase, and that’s just what the Democrats have done. We should add, let them do it, Republicans,’ he argued.
During an interview with CNN, Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt, a Republican, denied the allegations.
“On social media, I have seen the most amazing stuff, making absolutely ridiculous claims that have no basis at all in reality and seen them spread,” Schmidt told CNN.
“A long list of people they said were dead voters who voted in Philadelphia, Schmidt pointed out. So, when we took a break between anything else we’re doing, we looked up it, each one of them, to see what their history of voting was. Not a single one of them voted after they died in Philadelphia.”