Voter fraud is a widespread problem in the United States. People try to manipulate the election process in order to win elections. These methods can increase the vote share of a candidate, and depress the vote share of rival candidates. The main purpose of voter fraud is to influence the election results. The goal of electoral fraud is to prevent a candidate from getting elected. Fortunately, there are many ways to stop it. Read on to learn more about the best way to protect your rights and get involved in the fight against election fraud.
One of the most common ways to find out if there’s voter fraud is to plot the percentage of votes against turnout. You can do this by analyzing election results. The amount of stuffed votes will be reflected in the graph of votes against the turnout percentage. Then, you can plot the number of stuffed votes against the percent of the turnout. This can indicate the degree of fraud in a particular election.
The Office of Attorney General has successfully prosecuted 155 people for election fraud. There are also 43 pending cases. However, voter fraud is a serious crime that can result in criminal penalties. In some states, refusing to vote is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and five years in prison. In some states, the penalties for violating absentee voting laws are much higher. For example, a person who does not have the means to vote in person will be subject to a felony charge.
A new database created by the Heritage Foundation documents a staggering 1,296 “proven cases” of voter fraud. The data includes hundreds of millions of votes cast in the United States since 1992. Of those cases, 1,120 have resulted in criminal convictions. This number excludes the recent indictment of 19 non-citizens accused of illegal voting in the United States. These are just a few of the examples of election fraud.
There have been many other cases of voter fraud in the past few years. In the recent election in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, a former NAACP National Voter Fund employee, Chad Staton, has pleaded guilty to felony charges for filing 100 false voter registration forms. In exchange for crack cocaine, he filled out the forms under fake names. During the 2004 presidential election, he registered under several names, including Mary Poppins and Michael Jackson.
The two cases of attempted voter fraud in Georgia are not the only examples. The ACORN worker that created false voter registration cards to meet his quota, allegedly voted in the name of an illegal alien. Another example of vote fraud is when issue campaign volunteers forge signatures on ballot petitions. This is an illegal way to vote, and it has happened in Arkansas, Florida, and West Virginia. Some people even paid other people to vote.