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Yes, the numbers are correct (within an error margin – probably due to different sources and time of capture). According to the 2018 House election results (I used this handy Washington Post page), adding up numbers for NC, will give you the total of 1,748,173 votes for Democrats and 1,643,790 for Republicans – very close to the claim. Ten of ...


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Here are the results of the Nov 6th 2012 election for Cuyahoga county Ohio.. A simple Google search found this. Registered voters 927,996 Votes Cast 650,437 Votes for Barack Obama 447,273 Votes for Mitt Romney 190,660 I apologize in advance for the the language but - why do people think they can get away with spreading this bulls**t? P.S. I've updated for ...


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The sources are not contradictory. The time period being considered needs to be understood. Heritage is going back to about 1982 (except for one earlier case from 1948 as Antlersoft and Nat point out!). For example: In 1982, 27 individuals participated in an illegal scheme to boost Honolulu voter registrations for candidate Ross Segawa. Segawa ...


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This is a community wiki supplement to the other answer, which makes the columns easier to read and shows vote difference for each district. 3rd party or other votes are not included. District D R Margin Total Votes Majority % ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 188,074 ...


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The Poll The poll doesn't try to make any claim about illegal votes or illegal registration. The voter profile does contain a page which says that 13% of registered voters in the poll were non-citizens (p68). It does not state the status of these non-citizens, and it does not say where they were registered, or if they actually voted. As the Washington ...


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There is a so-called "red shift", but it's caused by unreliable exit polls leaning blue, not fraud causing the actual results to shift red. If you had asked whether polls in general showed a Democratic lean compared to the results, you would be getting a very different answer. But since you specifically asked about exit polls, this is all about them. This ...


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BBC 2010 election page gives a summary. The data can be found at the Electoral Commission which oversees the votes. Party Seats Gain Loss Net Votes % Conservative 307 100 3 +97 10,726,614 36.1 Labour 258 3 94 -91 8,609,527 29.0 Liberal Democrat 57 8 13 -5 6,836,824 23.0 These numbers ...


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Well, after a quick search it seems that Stephen Colbert is probably correct. First, it's good to mention that according to the Department of Justice most Voter Fraud will fall under state jurisdiction and not Federal jurisdiction unless there are threats or discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin. There is a popular figure oft-cited by ...


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The rules vary by state. The majority of states require employers to grant paid time off for workers to vote unless there is a substantial period outside of their normal working hours that they could vote. Vote411.org has a summary of every state's rules. BusinessInsider has a similar summary, claiming that 30 out of 50 states require employers to allow ...


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The graphic attributes the data to "www.floridapoliticalpress.com". However, the Florida Political Press web-site disavows the graphic and the data in it, as a distortion of their earlier claims: an unknown individual created an image [...] based on the aforementioned article, distorting the information within and then tagged Florida Political Press as ...


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The problem is the Heritage Foundation is redefining "voter fraud" when the accepted definition does not match with their narrative. To be fair, they use the correct term of "election fraud" which is much broader, but then they introduce it as relevant to a discussion about voter ID and voter fraud. Usually, when claims like that are made, analysis finds ...


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The cited Caltech/MIT paper explains at least one impediment to Internet voting in the USA: A third lesson regards voter authentication, which is the subject of debate in many nations, including the United States. In Estonia, the introduction and dissemination of their digital national identification card has opened the door for many uses of that ...


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The stacks of votes come from Dundee, where, according to the Yes campaign But the "Yes" campaign in Dundee has clarified that the image in question merely shows votes waiting to be counted - not ones that have been counted already. They tweeted: "To clarify, ballot papers have not yet been sorted in Yes/No and are just resting on table where No will go ...


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I'm not skeptical that she voted illegally, but I'm skeptical about the five times in just a 3 year period. Is this "five times between 2012 and 2014" aspect of the story true? No. That's apparently newspeople playing the game of telephone (Fox isn't the only organization that got it wrong). She did vote five times, but that occurred between 2004 and 2014. ...


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This is actually a matter of statistics. Counting the ballots in the election has required more than 7 million poll workers spread across 810,000 poll stations in a very wide variety of regions -- for example, some ballot boxes had to be transported up mountaintops by horse. Of those 7 million workers, 2,000 (0.03%) have become ill during the past two ...


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Yes, these claims are true. The department of the Mexican government responsible for the integrity of the electoral process is Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) [National Electoral Institute]. My answer refers to their resources extensively. Going through the claims: "To vote in Mexico every eligible Mexican citizen has to have a [ID card]" The INE ...


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Articuno gives a source showing it was suggested by a group of citizens. This answer addresses action taken in Congress. I found this very informative blog post by Robert Brammer, a librarian with the Library of Congress. It appears that several pieces of legislation were introduced in the 64th Congress (1915-1917) that would have required a national ...


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Evidence: Experts warn against the usage of internet voting in USA unless the vote data is transmitted in a safe, secure and verifiable process over the internet. In 2008, 32 respected computer scientists from universities across the country, including Stanford University, Princeton University, John Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana ...


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Background This bears some confusion. Gerrymandering is a real thing, but it is not the primary problem with (from the other answer) Regardless of which side is doing it, a portion of the population is not getting a fair representation and that's (again in my opinion) a problem. The number one reason why people lack representation in the United States ...


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Having let some time pass for investigation, the apparent conclusion here is No, it's not credible. A Washington Post article titled "7 papers, 4 government inquiries, 2 news investigations and 1 court ruling proving voter fraud is mostly a myth", which admittedly takes a very strong editorial opinion on the matter, links to exactly what it claims to. Of ...


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According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement, the results of the 2018 election are as follows. (Parties are ordered by number of votes): District 1     Democratic Candidate: 190,445     Republican Candidate: 82,209 District 2     Republican Candidate: ...


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Maybe. Official FBI Press Release of the convictions in 2010, there were eight defendants in total. From the Lexington Herald Leader: In one of those cases, vote-buyer Bobby Red Sams testified that [William Bart Morris], who was working for a different candidate than Sams, beat him up in a dispute over a woman who had sold her vote. Morris was one of ...


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Both parties are guilty of gerrymandering. Most notably, Maryland has been gerrymandered to benefit the Democrats and North Carolina for the Republicans - widely considered the 2 worst gerrymandered states. However, it is possible that one party has a bigger gerrymandering advantage than the other. The Washington Post has a great article on the topic. To ...


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While this is true for some people, the number affected is likely to be low. Polling places are generally open for at least 12 hours, so being unable to vote due to work would mean you would need a very long commute or be working very long hours. Depending on your state and your circumstances you should be able to vote early or by post if you can't get to ...


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This graphic from the question leaves off the results from district 3. District 3 cast 186,353 votes for the Republican candidate and none for a Democrat (the Republican was unopposed). That flips the total to 1,830,219 Republican votes to 1,748,018 Democratic votes (a margin of 82,201). That's 50.5% to 48.2%. Presumably the other 1.3% went to third ...


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Google is your friend: Official results from the Board of Elections: REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 927,996 Barack Obama/Joe Biden (DEM) . . . . 447,273 Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (REP) . . . . 190,660 http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_boe/en-US/ElectionResults2012/Nov2012/amended/11062012FinalAmendedofficialResultsbyCategory.HTM


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Hans A. Von Spakovsky (Senior legal fellow at the Heritage foundation wrote and article called Voter Fraud Is a Proven Election Manipulation Tactic The Supreme Court answered this question in 2008 when it upheld Indiana's voter ID law. "Flagrant examples of such fraud … have been documented throughout this Nation's history by respected historians ...


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No, the analysis that lead to this figure was in error. Albert Cairo has written a detailed debunking of the analysis that lead to the claim. One of the most important errors was that they didn't ask all the 800 [respondents] about their citizenship. They only asked those people who said that they were born outside of the United States. Cairo wrote to ...


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