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The US Voting System Vulnerabilities, Anti-Fraud, and citizen Assurance of Accuracy

As a US citizen that votes and expects my vote and every other citizen's to be counted with accuracy, it is rather disturbing when I hear about news such as the strongly suspected voter fraud/cheating ...
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How does the European Union ensure the correctness of elections with member countries?

During the last referendum in Romania, the existing voting monitoring system did not work, creating doubt about the correctness of voting as this system allowed multiple voting detection: Several ...
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How do we know U.S. elections are free and fair with accurate counting of the popular votes?

People speculate that votes are not properly counted -- even in the U.S. Have Gallup polls or well-respected independent entities tried to confirm U.S. election outcomes? Update on 10/13/18: ...
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What is the benefit of electronic voting machines (as opposed to paper ballots)?

Quite a few countries (notably the USA) use electronic voting machines for casting ballots during elections. Coming from Germany, where electronic voting machines are not used, I wonder why they are ...
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What are some horror stories of electoral fraud happening due to electronic voting in otherwise established democracies?

The media is replete with stories of vulnerabilities [real or potential] having been discovered [or likely to exist] in electronic voting machines. What I want to ask here is: what are some of the ...
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Given Putin's widespread support, why cheat in elections?

It's generally agreed that there was cheating in the Russian presidential elections, with the aim of increasing the number of votes for Vladimir Putin. There were widespread irregularities, and in ...
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Did Erdoǧan cheat in the 2018 election?

Did Erdoǧan cheat in the 2018 Turkish election? Cheating means, for example: Gerrymandering Buying/bribing/scaring voters Jailing/scaring/assassinating candidates Interrupting/blocking candidates ...
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Are US politicians allowed to give money to voters?

More specifically, is it voter fraud if a politician does something to help voters? For example, if a politician pays to build a library, or fund-raises for a charity that supports a poor community of ...
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Has any US state ever conducted a wide scale verification of registered voters to check the percentage of non-US citizens on the electoral rolls?

Given how easy it is to register to vote in the US as a non-US citizen, it seems plausible that a non-zero number of such persons are on the electoral rolls in the US. There are statistics which show ...
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What could be done to US states that openly allow non-citizens to vote?

I saw this question about what states that don't use voter ID do to ensure non-citizens don't vote, and the answer seems to be little, if anything. Given the current political climate (where some ...
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Which EU countries prohibit electoral riggers for holding leadership positions (political and/or within public administration)?

At the end of February 2018, Romanian General Prosecutor talked about the so called Troesmis Constitution (source in Romanian, approximate translation below): He will not become a dignitary, a duke,...
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Can non-US citizens illegally vote in the presidential election in California?

Without respect to how many such cases have happened in the past, is it possible for illegal immigrants or legal residents who aren't citizens to vote in the presidential election in California? ...
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Is there less risk that my vote will be tampered with if I vote by mail/absentee?

I've seen news articles that there was electronic tampering in the last US national election[1][2]. Some articles say the registration systems were tampered with--so people were marked as not ...
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What happens if any of Jill Stein's recounts find evidence of major issues and it's impossible to say who won a state?

As is widely reported now, Jill Stein's campaign is requesting recounts in two states (and likely soon a third). Ideally, the recounts will closely (or exactly) match the reported totals, and the ...
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How are voting results from local precincts tabulated and passed to the news media?

The focus of vote recounts in the news media seems to be largely on fidelity of voting machines, missing or tampered ballots, and other irregularities associated with precinct level events. Yet, ...
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Why don't ALL voting machines get fed a test batch of ballots before the election to prevent tampering/hacking?

... run a test batch of ballots through it (voting machine) (Source: step 6.2 of Wisconsin's official vote recount manual, courtesy of Bobson's answer here). As a software developer, this seems ...