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When I was a local politician in a Western democracy (not the US), there was a situation where one of our observers at a polling count noticed a streak of postal ballots being verified where all of the addresses on the ballot papers were from the same retirement home, which housed large numbers of elderly people who had dementia and similar. All of the ...


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Something like that has happened in Germany (link in German), on a small scale. Elderly residents in a retirement home got induced by the staff to vote a certain way. In another case in Germany (link in German), immigrants who could not speak the language were asked to request absentee ballots. (For municipal elections, any EU citizen can vote.) In both ...


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Yes, if given a sentence of 2 years or longer for an offence, once the flow outlined below has occurred An affidavit is a statement made under an oath stating that the facts in it are true. Section 191 of the Indian Penal Code states that those who, under oath to tell the truth (like that of an affidavit), make "any statement that is false" and ...


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What underpins this difference? Does the US legal framework provide more opportunity for such challenges? Is the US electoral process more amenable to fraud? Or is there simply more appetite for litigation in the US? I'll add a few fairly important basic points which the other answers don't explicitly mention. There are many reasons litigation is more ...


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One has to remember that the US presidential election is actually 55 mostly separate elections with varying rules concerning voter registration, permissibility of absentee voting, deadlines, and much more. Each of these 55 elections will provide a local winner and the number of local winners will determine the national winner. This results in generally three ...


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