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Did Erdoǧan cheat in the 2018 election?

As a Turkish liberal who does not support conservatives and as a voter who spent many times watching the opposition speeches my answer is: It depends what you call cheating. If you mean stealing ...
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Wouldn't it be beneficial for Democrats to support a bipartisan investigation into voter fraud allegations?

I'm going to pull out Kant's categorical imperative, here: It is our duty to act in such a manner that we would want everyone else to act in a similar manner in similar circumstances towards all ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

This is the modern mass-media era. Trump may have been speaking in North Carolina, but he — like any other national level candidate — is aware that he is speaking to the nation as a whole. Note that ...
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Did Erdoǧan cheat in the 2018 election?

It's unclear. There have yet to be credible international election observers who have made a statement as to the accuracy of the vote count. Some opposition politicians have contested the counts of ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

As the BBC article explains, Trump frequently makes baseless allegations that the election system is prone to fraud. The only thing unusual about this most recent remark is that he's encouraging his ...
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Is there a higher incidence of electoral fraud in states that use all-mail voting?

I'd like to predicate this by saying that it is, by definition, impossible to have completely accurate statistics on incidents of something like voter fraud, since voter fraud done "well" is ...
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What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all?

In countries where voting is compulsory the first option (nullifying your vote) will probably let you abide by the law, while the second might not. E.g. Former Australian opposition leader Mark ...
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If I do not have an ID, how can Michigan check that I did not attempt to vote multiple times at different locations?

Like every other state, you have to register to vote, before you can actually vote. When you register to vote, you have to show your residency and eligibility to vote and are then put on the ...
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What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all?

I will provide a complementary answer for the more general interpretation of the question in your title: What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all? If the ...
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Was there ever an election in the US that was overturned by the courts due to fraud?

Sort of, by which I mean invalidated (i.e. there was a rerun), not overturned (i.e. the other side was not just declared victor). And the election itself was invalidated by the canvassing board (...
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What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all?

When you do not vote, you are basically saying "everything is fine, no matter who wins." When you spoil your vote, you are either saying "none of the above, and things are not fine" or "oops, didn't ...
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What fact-based arguments exist that mail-in voting would lead to significantly higher instances of US voter fraud?

The simple answer is that there are no facts to support the idea that mail-in-voting would lead to higher instances of fraud. On the contrary, states that have experimented with mail-in-voting have ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

Other answers about "testing" the system are close to the mark IMO; but based on my previous observation of Trump's MO: this is not about the election; this is about the campaign. Trump has ...
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Wouldn't it be beneficial for Democrats to support a bipartisan investigation into voter fraud allegations?

Democrats do support investigation into voter fraud allegations. They have allowed poll watchers. They have live-streamed vote counting. They have compared millions of ballot signatures to signatures ...
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What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all?

In most systems there is no substantial difference. In the UK system, blank ballots (along with other invalid ballots, such as people who vote twice, or sign the ballot paper) are counted as "spoiled"...
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What is the difference between nullifying your vote and not going to vote at all?

Maybe those people were talking about blank vote, not null vote. There are two main types of protest voting: null voting and blank voting. Null voting is when your ballot has drawings on it, is ...
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Did Erdoǧan cheat in the 2018 election?

As noted, offical analysis from foreign observers will come later. However the Opposition leader Mr Ince, said that "the election was unfair" but "there was no significant difference between official ...
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Can non-US citizens illegally vote in the presidential election in California?

Yes, in theory it's pretty easy to do (although, of course, as RCB's answer notes, it is illegal). Step 1: Registering to vote (by mail) According to California DMV, you can register to vote in ...
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What fact-based arguments exist that mail-in voting would lead to significantly higher instances of US voter fraud?

I think it depends on your definition. Its trivial to see that mail in ballots make it easier to do vote selling or vote coercion. The party doing the buying or coercion can watch you vote and watch ...
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Are there research results on what makes people in established democracies believe in election fraud?

Since the U.S. is given as an example, there is a simple item that is missing on your list: Complexity/convolution of the election process. A trustworthy election process should not only be ...
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Are US politicians allowed to give money to voters?

The most important law in this regard would be § 1973i(c) of the US criminal code which reads: Whoever knowingly or willfully [...] pays or offers to pay or accepts payment either for ...
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Can the effect of US voter ID and registration laws on fraud be compared state-to-state?

Election fraud is vanishingly rare in all U.S. states. The evidence in support of this assertion is overwhelming. The conservative Heritage Foundation identifies 1,340 instances of election fraud in ...
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What could be done to US states that openly allow non-citizens to vote?

Let's say California decides to go further and passes a law that openly allows non-citizen residents to vote in California elections [...] It appears to run afoul of Federal law Depends on what ...
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Can non-US citizens illegally vote in the presidential election in California?

There is no way for non-US citizens to legally vote in US federal elections, in California or anywhere else. From 18 USC 611: (a) It shall be unlawful for any alien to vote in any election held ...
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Given Putin's widespread support, why cheat in elections?

Vladimir Putin is acting as a very strong "nationalistic" leader in Russia. He, for example, doesn't want to acknowledge having any real opposition, he never used to even say the name "...
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Double voting in the UK

When you give your name and address to the polling station, they note the serial number of the ballot paper against your name and address and voter ID number, so it is possible to trace every single ...
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Did Erdoǧan cheat in the 2018 election?

In addition to the other answers here, there have been reports of OSCE election monitors from outside Turkey being barred from entry, which has stoked concerns of how free and fair the elections were. ...
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Have people been prosecuted or fined for multiple cross-countries voting in EU elections?

Giovanni di Lorenzo, an Italian journalist living and working in Germany, did this in 2014 (he voted in an Italian consulate in Germany and again in a local German school) and mentioned this in a talk ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

I'm not aware that there is any significance to making this suggestion to North Carolina voters. The methods to check for duplicate voting attempts appear to be fairly uniform as it applies to voting ...
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