Jerry Nadler slammed paper ballots as ‘extremely susceptible to fraud’ in 2004

A recently unearthed video clip shows House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler — who last week took President Trump to task for slamming Michigan’s mail-in ballot push — railing against the use of paper ballots during a Congressional hearing in 2004.

The C-SPAN clip comes from a House Judiciary Committee hearing on potential voting irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 presidential election. During the hearing, members of the public were permitted to ask questions of lawmakers and panelists.

In the video, a woman who described herself as a freelance journalist who focused on voting issues argued in favor of abandoning voting machines, saying a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found hand-counted paper ballots to be “among the most reliable” ways to vote.

Then-Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) yielded the floor to Nadler (D-NY), who disagreed.

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