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List of Methods for Voting Fraud

By Paul and Gail Saunders

It's not easy to steal an election, especially in such a technologically and educated first world country as the United States of America. It is also not easy to boil a frog. But both can be done over time, by implementation of a series of small, incremental steps, each one being relatively innocuous, dismissable, and/or not standing on its own -- but in the aggregate being powerful indeed.

The theft of votes is highly desirable especially today, when being a politician is also means being awarded a huge amount of power, being part of an elite class, and being able to get money and favors. In the past, the role of government official meant being a public servant - it was a position designed to serve your fellow citizen, associated with minimal pay and powers that were checked by balances. This was by intention, to avoid the accretion of power. However this is no more. Now, it is highly desirable to obtain political power - and where there is something of value, people will want to steal it. Therefore it must be protected. To protect something you must know how it could be stolen. Hence this enumeration of potential (and known) ways to slice away at the vote.

There are in fact many such small ways to steal votes and change the outcome of an election. These include:

  • Impersonation fraud at the polls: Voting in the name of other legitimate voters and voters who have died, moved away, or lost their right to vote because they are felons, but remain registered.

  • False registrations: Voting under fraudulent voter registrations that either use a phony name and a real or fake address or claim residence in a particular jurisdiction where the registered voter does not actually live and is not entitled to vote.

  • Duplicate voting: Registering in multiple locations and voting in the same election in more than one jurisdiction or state.

  • Fraudulent use of absentee ballots: Requesting absentee ballots and voting without the knowledge of the actual voter; or obtaining the absentee ballot from a voter and either filling it in directly and forging the voter’s signature or illegally telling the voter who to vote for. This has been increasing in recent years due to the legalization of vote harvesting in many states.

  • Buying votes: Paying voters to cast either an in-person or absentee ballot for a particular candidate.

  • Illegal “assistance” at the polls: Forcing or intimidating voters—particularly the elderly, disabled, illiterate, and those for whom English is a second language—to vote for particular candidates while supposedly providing them with “assistance.”

  • Ineligible voting: Illegal registration and voting by individuals who are not U.S. citizens, are convicted felons, or are otherwise not eligible to vote.

  • Altering the vote count: Changing the actual vote count either in a precinct or at the central location where votes are counted.

  • Ballot petition fraud: Forging the signatures of registered voters on the ballot petitions that must be filed with election officials in some states for a candidate or issue to be listed on the official ballot.

  • Electronic Voting Machines - see articles on this site for more information on this

  • Calls for a mail-in election in November due to the Corona virus - see article on this site for more on this topic.

To fix a problem, you must first define the problem, which is what the non-exhaustive list above allows you to do - define the scope and reality of this issue. The issues listed above have all been observed to have happened in the US. It is not a list of what could happen - it is a list of what has happened.

The theft of the US election is possible, and it is up to concerned citizens to stop it. No one else will.

"If not you, who? If not now, when?"

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