Voter Fraud in the USA — It Exists, But Partisans Wrangle Over How Much

Voter Fraud in the USA — It Exists, But Partisans Wrangle Over How Much.

The Pew Center released a Report by David Becker and John Lindback in February 2012 found that:

  • Approximately 24 million — one of every eight — voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.
  • More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters.
  • Approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.
  • At least 51 million eligible U.S. citizens are unregistered, or more than 24 percent of the eligible population.

According to News 21, only 10 cases of voter impersonation fraud have been confirmed between 2000 and 2012.

The Brennan Justice Center at the New York University of Law School in 2007 found that “by any measure, voter fraud is extraordinarily rare.” In 2014, the same researcher reported he’d found just 31 instances of voter fraud between 2000 and 2014.

High ranking Democrat operatives admit on video that came out last week entitled “Rigging the Election” that they cheat the system as much as they can. They bragged they have been busing people in to key seats “to deal with you fuckin assholes for fifty years, and we’re not going to stop now.” Those operatives, Scott Foval and Robert Creamer, have since resigned.

Jesse Richman and David Earnest, two professors at Old Dominion University, using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, estimate that 6.4% of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2% of them cast ballots in 2010. About 80% of immigrants to the US since 1965, when the immigration act was changed to allow mass immigration, vote Democrat.

The Democrats and journalists (who are usually best thought of as Democratic operatives with bylines) argue that it is not clear which way illegal votes were cast, that prosecutions for vote fraud are fairly rare, and assert that in most cases the number of possible illegal votes was not enough to change results. This is common across many articles.

Conservatives point out that the Brennan Center Study is misleading because:

this faulty reasoning does not point to the lack of in-person voter fraud, but rather to lack of enforcement mechanisms to identify and prosecute in-person voter fraud.

The science of criminal justice tells us that many crimes go unreported, and the more “victimless” the crime, the more this happens. The fact is, a person attempting to commit voter fraud is very unlikely to be caught, which increases the incentive to commit the crime. …

Does the fact that 109 people were cited for jaywalking in Seattle in 2009 mean that only 109 people jaywalked in Seattle that year? The exact same is true for voter fraud. We have no reason to believe that the low number of prosecutions means only that exact amount of voter fraud is happening. Rather, it could mean a lack of enforcement is failing to reveal the bulk of the violations that are occurring. Thus, as with many types of crimes, especially victimless crimes, the real number of cases is likely significantly higher than the number reported.

There is a lot of argy-bargy over the extent of voter fraud because Trump is forcefully raising the issue, claiming “voter fraud is very, very common.” But all I could find in the way of facts and arguments are above. If anyone finds any more, please send them in.

See also Proof that Voting Can be Rigged in the US, It’s Possible to Hack the Election, and Can the 2016 election be rigged? about computer hacking of voting systems in the US.

Leaked Memo: George Soros Foundation Seeking to Expand U.S. Online Voting.

UPDATE: Obama Warned of Rigged Elections Back in 2008, by Daniel Pickert. He was truthful in 2008:

“Well, I tell you what it helps in Ohio, that we got Democrats in charge of the machines,” Obama said regarding the threat of election-rigging. “Whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to tilt things in their direction. That’s why we’ve got to have, I believe, a voting rights division in the Justice Department that is nonpartisan, and that is serious about investigating cases of voter fraud.”

“That’s why we need paper trails on these new electronic machines so that you actually have something that you can hang on to after you’ve punched that letter—make sure it hasn’t been hacked into,” he added, admitting that even Democrats have “monkeyed around” with election results:

“I want to be honest, it’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes, Democrats have, too.”

UPDATE: Russia Offers to Provide Monitors in US Election. Whoever said these guys didn’t have a sense of humor?