Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The 'Myth' of Voter Fraud

Tova Wang
Many conservative/ republican dominated state legislatures are passing voter ID laws. To justify these laws they are claiming that voter fraud is rampant. But election law expert Tova Wang says instances of polling place fraud are extremely rare.

In an interview with US News & World Report when asked is voter fraud wide spread Wang said that, " If you're asking whether there's fraud in the electoral system, yes, there is some, not a lot. If you're asking me if there is fraud at the polling place, then I would say no, we do not have a serious problem with fraud in this country."

When asked Are there reliable statistics on voter fraud Wang said, "What we can go by is the number of times that people have been prosecuted successfully for such crimes. And the number is ridiculously low. You have a better chance of being hit by lightning than discovering an incident of polling place fraud."

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