Sunday, September 25, 2016

American elections aren’t rigged

Once again, let’s be clear on this: voter fraud doesn’t exist in the United States.

Here are the numbers:
About one billion—that’s 1,000,000,000--votes were cast in elections all over the country during 2000-2014, a 15-year sample.

There were 31 reports of possible voter impersonation fraud.

That’s 31 out of 1,000,000,000.

Here’s another way to understand that:

Say there are 500 people voting in your election precinct. The teeny number of possible fraud cases suggests that in your precinct, once every 32,000 years or so, someone might try to impersonate another voter.

We don’t need any restrictive voting laws to fight “voter fraud.”

Data from New York Times editorial, September 20, 2016

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2016 All rights reserved.

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