Thomas Spencer, a lawyer in the Bush v. Gore election recount case from 2000, warned about a criminal “underworld” responsible for voter fraud during a Sept. 27 interview with PJ Media. According to Spencer, this underworld “trades on ballots and forgeries” and “prey on old folks or people in very poor communities.” With Democrats insisting on mail-in voting for this November’s presidential elections, Spencer also shared some anecdotes about his encounters with election-related crimes.
Spencer mentioned several instances when vote fraud was committed, such as paid operatives or nursing home staff would go from room to room and fill out ballots for residents and vote brokers buying absentee ballots from $50 to $100 apiece. He recalled the 1997 mayoral elections in Miami, Florida where 36 people were charged with absentee ballot fraud. The fraudulent election results were later reversed, allowing the incumbent to stay in office after losing the race initially.