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Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:17 PM

The most important thing going forward is fair elections

I have been engaging in keyboard warfare about ICE and my response is that the immigration effort is another facet of voter suppression—the 2020 strategy.

That led me to the following easy-to-Google PBS article which provides facts and reality in contrast to Republican hysteria. I’m saving it for future reference.

By the Numbers: Voter Fraud
October 18, 2016

By Jenna Goff and Joan Greve
Washington Week Fellows


With just over three weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump has ramped up his claims that the election is "rigged" against him. He blasted Republican leaders on Twitter on Monday, calling them "so naive" and saying: "Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day."

What is the truth behind Trump’s declarations? We look at the numbers behind voting fraud in America.


Percentage of Americans who think that the election could be “stolen” from Trump: 41%
(73% of Republicans and 17% of Democrats)


Number of voter fraud cases since 2000: 44 cases out of 1 billion votes cast
(8 of which involve more than one ballot affected)


Rate of voter fraud: 0.0000044%

Number of states with active voter ID laws: 32

Number of laws passed to tighten voting laws since 2001: Over 1,000

2012 voter turnout: 129,085,403

Approximate number of 2012 voter fraud cases: 4

Projected number of 2016 voter fraud cases based on 2012 turnout: 4

Your odds of getting struck by lightning (twice!) are more likely than election fraud at: 1 in 9 million

And you’re much more likely to win an Olympic gold medal, with odds of: 1 in 662,000

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:24 PM

1. Republicans do not want fair elections.

Fair elections means they would lose.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 10:30 PM

5. Yes I know they cannot win otherwise. But why's no one

addressing the issue? We keep running campaigns and elections as if everything is normal then are surprised by bad outcomes.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:26 PM

2. FAIR ELECTIONS IS ...***NOT*** ... GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:31 PM

3. THAT"S for sure

It's up to us to make sure we have MONITORS every where! BE READY!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 09:34 PM

4. +1,...and paper ballots

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