Suspected or attempted voter and registration fraud has already being investigated in 14 cases around the country ahead of Election Day, an analysis by Independent Journal Review reports.
The IJR, citing a 2012 Pew Charitable Trusts study, notes one in eight voting records in the country is inaccurate because of bad information, that nearly 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states and that 1.8 million registered voters are actually dead.
In its compilation, IJR finds in the 2016 election cycle, fraud cases include:
- In Arizona, a resident alien who is not a U.S. citizen registered to vote in Maricopa County – lying about his citizenship – on a bet with a workmate. "If I got [the voter card] there's something wrong," the man told an ABC affiliate.
- In Colorado, a Denver lawyer uncovered a dozen cases of Colorado voters voting twice — many of them in two different states. And in Kansas, the state is investigating six of the people who live in Colorado, but who voted in Kansas.
- In Florida, a Miami-Dade County election worker was arrested for suspected voter fraud. Another woman was charged with five felony counts for filling out voter registration for non-existent or dead people while working for the group, People United for Medical Marijuana. Meanwhile, in Seminole County, mail-in ballots of several voters were stolen and fraudulently cast.
- In Illinois, a CBS affiliate reports 119 dead people voted 229 times in the last decade. One dead man has voted eleven times.
- In Indiana, a left-leaning political organization, TargetSmart, claims the state's voter rolls are filled with 837,000 people with out-of-date addresses. But a group affiliated with TargetSmart, called Patriot Majority, is under investigation for turning in "suspicious" voter registration forms.
- In Iowa, three people tried to vote several times in Polk County, with two of the incidents involving people casting mail-in ballots, and the third person tried to vote in a county's early voting location.
- In Missouri, St. Louis County prosecutors and the FBI are investigating allegations of voter fraud by the mayor of Berkeley, Mo., for offering voters absentee ballots – and promising he'd pick them up when they were done.
- In Oklahoma, three Comanche County residents are under investigation for trying to vote twice in the March primary.
- In Pennsylvania, an organization tied to Democrat party voting efforts, Field Works, has been raided in an investigation of voter fraud.
- In Texas, an investigation was opened to look into reports of so-called "vote harvesting" – the practice of filling out and delivering mail-in ballots for other people. Also, some voters have reported voting machines flipped their votes to the opposite party. The flipping has been blamed on human error, IJR reports.
- In Virginia, the Public Interest Legal Foundation uncovered more than "1000 noncitizens who have registered to vote in just eight of Virginia’s 133 voting jurisdictions. The ineligible voters have cast nearly 200 ballots in U.S. elections" – each a potential felony. In a separate case, a Virginia man was charged with forging voter registrations and registration fraud.
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