VOTING FRAUD: Proven Ways it Happens

In the last year (in response to Donald Trump) we have seen Democrats take a stance. They say US Elections are bullet proof. They believe, and claim, that elections are pristine in America. This can be seen as completely naïve, or it can be seen as disingenuous. America has a very long history of election fraud.

What are some of the ways fraud is committed at the ballot box? The Heritage Foundation Identifies the following methods.

Different types of election fraud

There are many ways for criminals to steal votes and change the outcome of an election. These include: 

  • Impersonation fraud at the polls:Voting in the name of other legitimate voters and voters who have died, moved away, or lost their right to vote because they are felons, but remain registered.
  • False registrations: Voting under fraudulent voter registrations that either use a phony name and a real or fake address or claim residence in a particular jurisdiction where the registered voter does not actually live and is not entitled to vote.
  • Duplicate voting: Registering in multiple locations and voting in the same election in more than one jurisdiction or state.
  • Fraudulent use of absentee ballots: Requesting absentee ballots and voting without the knowledge of the actual voter; or obtaining the absentee ballot from a voter and either filling it in directly and forging the voter’s signature or illegally telling the voter who to vote for.
  • Buying votes: Paying voters to cast either an in-person or absentee ballot for a particular candidate.
  • Illegal “assistance” at the polls: Forcing or intimidating voters—particularly the elderly, disabled, illiterate, and those for whom English is a second language—to vote for particular candidates while supposedly providing them with “assistance.”
  • Ineligible voting: Illegal registration and voting by individuals who are not U.S. citizens, are convicted felons, or are otherwise not eligible to vote.
  • Altering the vote count: Changing the actual vote count either in a precinct or at the central location where votes are counted.
  • Ballot petition fraud: Forging the signatures of registered voters on the ballot petitions that must be filed with election officials in some states for a candidate or issue to be listed on the official ballot. 

The US Primaries are also rife with electioneering. Bernie Sander’s primary was scuttled by Hilary Clinton’s Campaign. He spoke out against it, but later claimed the election was all the way above board.

America has a rich legacy of electioneering. It is well documented. Democrats will lie and say anything to disparage Trump. It is disappointing. But President Trump continues to gain momentum and power.