Mail-in voting fraud? A lot harder to do than you think, officials say

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By , KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's secretary of state is pushing back on claims of widespread fraud in mail-in voting.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said there are more steps to verify identity in mail-in voting than for someone voting in person at their regular polling place.

"You have to apply for a ballot, and when you apply for a ballot you have to put the last four (digits) of your Social Security number or your PennDOT ID number," she explained. "You're checked against the PennDOT database or the Social Security database and against your voter record."

If someone were trying to steal a ballot, she said they would have to know when it was going to be delivered, then commit a felony by stealing someone's mail.

"You'd have to fill it all out, forge my name, then cast it to commit another felony of the election fraud on top of the mail fraud," she detailed. "All that for one vote."

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