For Immediate Release: May 18, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Small Fraud is Powerful: McCormick-Oz Separated By Only 2,000 Votes
Washington, D.C.: “With Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick locked in a battle over the Senate primary in Pennsylvania, now is a great time to remind ourselves how dangerous vote fraud is in any amount,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “The morning after Pennsylvania’s primary, Oz and McCormick find themselves separated by only a couple of thousand votes out of 1.3 million cast.
“Remember these numbers when the left insists that election fraud is ‘just a few votes’ or isn’t ‘widespread.’ Fraud doesn’t have to be massive or widespread to have a huge impact. How can voters have confidence in the system when only a few thousand, or few hundred, harvested ballots can change the makeup of a legislative body?
“Remember when leftwing comedian Al Franken won his 2008 Minnesota Senate race by only 312 votes? Phyllis Schlafly did, and she wrote about the ripple effects of that election often. Franken not only won a Senate seat, he flipped it from a Republican incumbent and a tied Senate chamber, as it is now. The truth about fraud that took place didn’t come out until long after the recounts were over. On what was almost certainly a fraudulent result, Al Franken helped to flip the Senate and went on to serve almost two terms.
“Election fraud of any size has major consequences, a fact we should keep in mind as we watch the razor-thin margin in Pennsylvania. Strong election security measures only harm cheaters, not voters. Requiring voter ID and stopping ballot harvesting protects our voters, regardless of their party affiliation, income, or background. It’s time for more states to step up and protect their electoral process!”
- Illegal Voters May Decide Fate of Senate — Phyllis Schlafly Column, October 29, 2014
- Don’t Let Your Vote Be Canceled by Fraud — Phyllis Schlafly Column, October 17, 2012