An Associated Press survey of state election officials across the United States revealed no cases of fraud, vandalism, or theft that could have affected the results of the 2020 Presidential election.
Importantly, the survey found the expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems and remained safe and secure, as determined by election officials in both Republican- and Democratic-controlled states.
But despite the findings from the bipartisan survey, conspiracy theories and efforts by Republicans to eliminate or restrict ballot boxes since the 2020 election persist. This month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled that drop boxes are not allowed under state law and can no longer be widely used.
None of the election offices in states that allowed use of drop boxes in 2020 reported any instances in which boxes were connected to voter fraud or stolen ballots.
Findings by @AP contradict claims made by trump & his allies who falsely claim drop boxes were target for fraud.
— 𝙶𝚎𝚖™💎🏳️🌈🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@Lady_Star_Gem) July 17, 2022
In response to the legislation and conspiracy theories surrounding drop boxes, the AP sent a survey in May to the top elections officials in each state seeking information about whether the boxes were tied to fraudulent votes or stolen ballots, or whether the boxes and the ballots they contained were damaged. All but five states responded to the questions.
Read the full survey findings at the Associated Press website.