Rep. Gaetz: 'I Have Every Confidence We Will Expose Fraud'

By Susan Jones | November 11, 2020 | 8:03am EST
Ballot counting in Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Ballot counting in Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

( - Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said regardless of how this contested election turns out, he's sure that the ongoing challenges will uncover fraud:

"I have every confidence we will expose fraud," Gaetz told Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday night.

"Whether it is sufficient scale to overturn the outcome of the election, that remains to be seen, and it's why we have a legal process to make that determination."

Gaetz also warned that Democrats want to make unsolicited mail-in ballots -- the source of so much controversy -- permanent:

"Well, in Washington, it is even worse than you're reporting," Gaetz said. "My sources are telling me that part of the Biden transition plan would be making it permanent, these coronavirus changes to the voting process, so that in every future election there is this indiscriminate mass mailing of ballots that then is more difficult to verify after the fact."

Gaetz said there is a way to make voting by mail less susceptible to fraud:

"Now in the state of Florida, the key change we made is that the mail ballots get counted in advance, so there's not an opportunity to have an unknown universe of ballots to allow a Democrat to catch up with some 4:00 a.m. dump of ballots into the back of the room in the middle of the night.

"Every Republican state legislator has an obligation now to pursue election integrity legislation in their state to ensure that we do not have these mass mailings of ballots.

"We deserve to know that the person who voted that ballot intended to vote that ballot, and once you get the ballots separated from the signature envelopes, it becomes difficult to chase the fraud after the fact. You have to catch the fraud in the act. That's why Florida's laws create greater confidence in the outcome of the election."

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