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  •  Your sources show that VOTER fraud is rare. (4+ / 0-)

    Not the same as election fraud.

    "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

    by NWTerriD on Thu May 05, 2011 at 04:13:51 PM PDT

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    •  Election fraud is even rarer n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  So you said earlier. (0+ / 0-)

        So far, you have failed to provide any evidence to support your assertion.

        "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

        by NWTerriD on Sat May 07, 2011 at 01:31:22 PM PDT

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        •  First off (0+ / 0-)

          Voter fraud is a subset of election fraud.

          Election fraud includes voter registration fraud - the most common form.

          But voter registration fraud rarely leads to vote fraud.

          And other types of vote fraud only happen rarely.

          And actual election fraud, where elections results are affected by some malicious intent and voters are therefore disenfranchised, almost never happens!

          Electronic voting machines and dishonest manipulation of them have the potential to affect elections, but it's never happened as of yet. All there is is evidence that it could happen. There's not one example of it actually happening. There's not one example of any stolen elections - that's the evidence that election fraud is incredibly rare - that there's no evidence of it ever happening!

          Virtually all allegations of election fraud can be clearly identified as simple human error without any malicious intent. I understand that it hurts the "hair on fire" arguments to have sanity, logic, and facts introduced, but too bad, so sad. The fact is that there's virtually no evidence of any election fraud. Given the number of elections we have, the absence of that evidence means that election fraud is rarer than a hen's tooth in the current era. 50 or 100 years ago, it did happen. Today, not really.

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