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Voter Fraud Virtually Nonexistent
A new nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the past dozen years shows that in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, which has prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tougher voter ID laws, was virtually nonexistent.

The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters.
Supposing there was another study which showed the opposite. Where do you think you'd read it? Is that paranoia I feel?
So an MSM "investigative reporting project" funded by an NGO and allied to the Democrats, can't find voter fraud. And I'm supposed to be reassured? You can bet this 'study' will be quoted ad nauseum over the next few years in every legislature that takes up voter ID...
On the other hand ...
The analysis found that there is more alleged fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than in any of the other categories. The analysis shows 491 cases of alleged absentee ballot fraud and 400 cases involving registration fraud.
But then again ...
Requiring voters to show identification at the polls -- the crux of most of the new legislation -- would not have prevented those cases.

The analysis also found that more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges.
Yeah, like the Black Panthers in Philadelphia, 2008!
In many cases, people simply made mistakes. Felons or non-citizens sometimes registered to vote or cast votes because they were confused about their eligibility. Some voters accidentally on purpose cast their ballots twice or more or went to the wrong precinct. And election officials made mistakes, such as clerical errors -- giving voters ballots when they have already voted -- and errors due to confusion about eligibility.
Whether intentional or not, I'd like to see fewer errors.
Posted by:Bobby

#16  "Who knows what happens to it inside the Chinese-made Venezuelan Black Box."

Just a little clarification.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-08-12 22:02  

#15  I especially enjoy firing my vote off into an electronic black hole. Who knows what happens to it inside the Venezuelan Black Box.
Posted by: bigjim-CA   2012-08-12 20:23  

#14  What about the precinct in Philly where more votes were cast than registered voters?

An executive once asked me what is the percentage of fraud have we not detected? I answered That if I could accurately answer that question it would not be undetected?
Posted by: Airandee   2012-08-12 18:43  

#13  What about the Texas vote, where 11 120year olds voted, they're really NOT that old? Are they?
(The vote passed by 12 votes, by the way)
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2012-08-12 18:17  

#12  I presume the people who did this study did not visit Chicago cemeteries.
Posted by: mom   2012-08-12 17:27  

#11  YES!
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-08-12 14:53  

#10  Do we count it as voter fraud when Democrat registrars disenfranchise tens of thousands of military voters by throwing out their absentee ballots?

Do we count it as voter fraud when 2,000+ felons, voting for Al Franken, are enough to make him a Senator?

No, I'm sure those don't fit the definition. To a Dem, it's only voter fraud if they vote REPUBLICAN.

Posted by: Orion   2012-08-12 13:01  

#9  The key here is:
"The analysis found that there is more alleged fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than in any of the other categories."

"Voters" are being registered without any effort by the voter. (e.g. goldfish, dogs etc.) It is then very easy to mail in a ballot. Tightening up voter registration should be an important first step.
Posted by: Frozen Al   2012-08-12 11:59  

#8  In many cases, people simply made mistakes.

Not so bad.... unless you're on a demo range at Fort Bragg, or you're a National Airport Air Traffic Controller, or a cardiac surgeon, or .......
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-08-12 11:36  

#7  In many cases, people simply made mistakes.

Yeah, move it along, nuthin to see here...
Posted by: tu3031   2012-08-12 11:28  

#6  I could give a rat's @ss about this study. The states need to follow Florida's lead and ensure all registered voters are U.S. citizens and have the credentials to prove it. Period.
Posted by: Broadhead6   2012-08-12 11:25  

#5  BTW, these same people who yawn about the statistical insignificance of voter fraud go absolutely apes**t about statistically insignificant use of firearms [while ignoring how many more are used to prevent violence against others].
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-08-12 10:32  

#4 include local and state prosecutors who have no real desire to get involved. Now selling a Big Slurpee or using transfat in your food demands attention!
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-08-12 10:28  

#3  All they are saying is that the election fraud folks are better than the investigators. That's not saying much when the investigators are unmotivated.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2012-08-12 09:46  

#2  Bill Clinton signed the Motor Voter law in 1993. It was to became mandatory by 1995. I looked up the law. I found: This voter registration movement was spearheaded by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward in the early 1980s. That was enough for me. These two have done irreparable harm to our country insidiously working in the background to push their Progressive and lefty agenda.

It seemed to open the door for fraud. It doesn't take many fraudulent votes to swing an election in a particular direction. Minnesota is a good example. Despite it being shown that enough felons voted to put Franken in the Senate, it doesn't seem that there is any movement afoot to nullify his win and all legislation that ensued from his swing vote.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-08-12 08:57  

#1  more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges.
In other words, MOST (~54%) fraud allegations resulted in conviction. And that's despite refusal to prosecute in the most fraudulent jurisdictions.
Posted by: Glenmore   2012-08-12 08:49