Voter Fraud

Candidate Donald Trump famously claimed that voter fraud was a major problem months before the 2016 election, warning against losing the election because he claimed that millions of votes had been fraudulently cast. He created a special commission to investigate the issue, but it quietly disbanded in early 2018 without presenting any evidence of any fraud. Other documented threats to election integrity are not being addressed by the Trump administration. Some examples include partisan gerrymandering and the fact that the states are run by partisan officials.

In 2016, several prominent senators and activists accused voting software companies of doing shoddy work, while Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar said they put profits over security. Merritt, however, saw a different side to voting machines, believing that some votes had been switched in the midterm elections. She began to investigate employees, advisory boards, and foreign nationals connected to voting-software companies. She also identified former government officials who took jobs at voting software companies.

While the Trump campaign has filed several post-election lawsuits, the judge has dismissed these claims. The judge said that the evidence presented by the Trump campaign is “unsound” and “based on questionable methodology.” Further, there was no evidence that mail-voting fraud rates were higher than other forms of voting and that fraudulent election activities had a significant effect on the presidential race. This is why the case against Voter Fraud is unlikely to be successful in any court.