Questions tagged [election-fraud]

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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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What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all?

When there are multiple parties to vote with (let's say A, and B), what difference does it make when one nullifies their vote compared with another person that does not vote at all? I heard some ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

Recently, the current United States President suggested that people in North Carolina vote twice in the upcoming election: once by postal vote and once in person. Apparently there are measures in ...
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Is there a higher incidence of electoral fraud in states that use all-mail voting?

Currently Oregon, Washington and Colorado use all-mail voting, with Hawaii set to join them in 2020. Is there a higher incidence of election fraud in these States compared to US States that lack no-...
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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 happens if not all ballots cast by mail arrive in time to be counted for the November elections?

I know this is a worst-case scenario, but the fact is that these three issues will happen concurrently during election season: Louis Dejoy, the new postmaster general and a major donor of Trump, has ...
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What fact-based arguments exist that mail-in voting would lead to significantly higher instances of US voter fraud?

There seems to be a consensus among prominent news sources that mail-in voting does not significantly increase the likelihood of fraud. The BBC: "A voter fraud database collated by Arizona State ...
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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 ...
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Double voting in the UK

In the UK you are allowed to be registered to vote in two constituencies (usually your home address and a student house) but are only allowed to vote in one of these locations. In my experience, when ...
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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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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 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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Have people been prosecuted or fined for multiple cross-countries voting in EU elections?

Per a recent question here, an EU citizen may only cast one vote in the EU elections, even if citizen of multiple EU countries. I imagine however that unlike national elections, this kind of multiple-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can the Trump Campaign use the voter data the Trump Administration received in 2017?

In 2017 the Trump Administration requested and received 2016 voting data from the states. In some states this data can be used to determine how a person voted based on a code that was entered into the ...
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Did Modi violate the Anti-Defection Law?

The Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi has said that he is in touch with 40 lawmakers belonging to Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) and that they will quit the party once the LS elections are over ...
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Is there any evidence that Brian Kemp “stole” the gubernatorial election in Georgia?

Brian Kemp has been accused by many of "stealing" the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia by purging the rolls of those less likely to support him. Is there any strong evidence for this?
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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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Lying in election affidavits

The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a ...
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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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Did Modi break the same law that got Indira Gandhi debarred?

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found to have asked government officials to provide information on places that he will be canvassing during his campaign trail. It has come to be seen that he ...