Voter Fraud and Election Result Manipulation
In recent years, the number of reported cases of voter fraud has grown. In 2005 alone, the Office of the Attorney General prosecuted 155 people for violations of election law. Additionally, there are 43 active investigations. Regardless of the number of investigations, people have the right to vote regardless of their partisan affiliation. That means people with disabilities, the elderly, and those over 65 have a right to vote in person at a polling place.
A conspiracy to commit voter fraud can involve several people. One person could hack into election software and change votes, while another may infiltrate a campaign and assist with ballot counting. The perpetrators are then charged with voter fraud. If your actions are discovered, you could be charged with a crime. The resulting conviction will likely lead to a prison sentence. It’s important to remember that the law is designed to protect the rights of the people who exercise their right to vote.
There are many ways to commit voter fraud. Impersonation at the polls is a common form. A person can register under someone else’s name and vote. If they’re a deceased person, they can also vote under their real name. False registration involves using a false name and address to claim residency in a jurisdiction where they’re not. Duplicate voting involves the same person casting multiple votes for different people.
If you’re concerned about voter fraud, consider filing a complaint with your local government. It’s illegal and can lead to a prison sentence if the law is violated. You can also find a hotline to report suspected voter fraud at the State Elections Commission website. To report suspected voter fraud, you can contact your local U.S. Attorney’s office or the FBI office. This organization will work to ensure that the election process is fair and honest.
The alleged cases of voter fraud are not limited to the 2016 presidential election. In fact, the ACORN workers submitted more than 1,760 false voter registration forms to voters in Washington. Clifton Mitchell was convicted of the fraud, and four other workers were found guilty. In addition to being prosecuted, ACORN was fined $25,000 to cover the investigation. But it was only one of many instances of voting fraud, and a number of other cases are pending in other states.
In addition to the widespread occurrences of voter fraud, the convicted are also facing stiffer penalties. For example, refusing to vote or voting in exchange for something of value can result in a five-year prison sentence. And if you’re a registered non-resident, or a citizen, it’s still illegal to vote. Moreover, voter fraud may also involve illegal aliens. And they’re prone to committing other crimes besides these.