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Solefyre wrote:

I think casting a vote for a dead person or for the same person in various counties would be considered fraud though.


Key word: CASTING. If no actual vote is cast, it is not voter fraud.

Registering to vote is just putting a name on a list. Anyone who has your information can put it there. You can hire someone to register you. You can register your friends, just as a favour. Having your name on eighty different voter registration lists isn't fraud. You can register in one district, move to another district, and register there. You can even register in districts where you're not allowed to vote or states where you don't live. You can do this as many times as you like, so long as when voting day comes, YOU ONLY VOTE ONCE AND IN YOUR OWN DISTRICT.

Whenever people screech about voter fraud, they wave around the number of people who are registered to vote that can't vote, or who have registered in multiple states. But when we look at the actual votes and vet them against the registration lists, the incidence of fraud is so low it might as well not exist.
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The paper is endorsing Clinton, so their stories about virtually non-existent voter fraud can't be trusted to be accurate news reporting.


That doesn't matter. Newspapers endorse candidates all the time. Besides, the first story was published more than half a year before Clinton even declared her candidacy.
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DeadlyOats wrote:


The paper is endorsing Clinton, so their stories about virtually non-existent voter fraud can't be trusted to be accurate news reporting.


Each of the articles and that editorial are by a different author, so it doesn't completely discredit the paper. You should never rely on a single source, though, as it is impossible to completely remove personal bias from anything.

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Solefyre wrote:

So Obama is putting down Trump again in his latest White House Lawn speeches, but he says there is no evidence of voter fraud ever happening.

See this for his exact quote http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-assures-us-our-election-is-not-going-to-be-rigged-as-trump-says

However voter fraud has been an issue for the past few election, with dead people being registered to vote by groups to pad their numbers.

Now, I'm not expecting you to read through all these links, but its clearly an issue that come up repeatedly in multiple elections across the country, so I don't know how he can stand there and say there has never been any evidence of it happening.


https://thehornnews.com/5-times-obama-supported-voter-fraud/
http://obamavoterfraud.blogspot.com/
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/aug/09/viral-image/viral-post-claiming-voter-fraud-2012-election-errs/
https://ballotpedia.org/Voter_fraud
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2216
http://historyhalf.com/history-of-voter-fraud/
http://billmoyers.com/story/voter-fraud-explained/

Edit: I don't know the statistics of whether past fraud had any significant effect on the vote, but in a way it doesn't matter since the electoral college isn't always required to vote with the popular vote.


IIRC in the last presidential election the majority of the proven examples of voter fraud were done by republicans.
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IIRC in the last presidential election the majority of the proven examples of voter fraud were done by republicans.


Might be, but it definitely has been an issue that's been brought up for a while now.
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ran76
IIRC in the last presidential election the majority of the proven examples of voter fraud were done by republicans.


Might be, but it definitely has been an issue that's been brought up for a while now.


I just find it rather irksome when obvious things like that are ignored. "They did it, so I should do it too." is about as far from a legitimate justification as you can get, but one shouldn't act like "your side" is innocent either.
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Thought this said "Voter Freud." Expected psychology. Was disappointed.
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Solefyre wrote:

So Obama is putting down Trump again in his latest White House Lawn speeches, but he says there is no evidence of voter fraud ever happening.

See this for his exact quote http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-assures-us-our-election-is-not-going-to-be-rigged-as-trump-says

However voter fraud has been an issue for the past few election, with dead people being registered to vote by groups to pad their numbers.

Now, I'm not expecting you to read through all these links, but its clearly an issue that come up repeatedly in multiple elections across the country, so I don't know how he can stand there and say there has never been any evidence of it happening.


https://thehornnews.com/5-times-obama-supported-voter-fraud/
http://obamavoterfraud.blogspot.com/
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/aug/09/viral-image/viral-post-claiming-voter-fraud-2012-election-errs/
https://ballotpedia.org/Voter_fraud
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2216
http://historyhalf.com/history-of-voter-fraud/
http://billmoyers.com/story/voter-fraud-explained/

Edit: I don't know the statistics of whether past fraud had any significant effect on the vote, but in a way it doesn't matter since the electoral college isn't always required to vote with the popular vote.


IIRC in the last presidential election the majority of the proven examples of voter fraud were done by republicans.


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