‘It’s a mess’: Paterson voter fraud just a taste of mail-in ballot issues plaguing New Jersey

Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, said election fraud in the United States is rare, but the most common type involves mail-in ballots. Any time ballots are out of the control of election officials, they can be tampered with, he said. But the Paterson case, along with another case of fraud in a North Carolina congressional district in 2018, shows the limits of widespread voter fraud, he said.