Voter Fraud And Voting Fraud Essay

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Voter fraud is also not just prevalent in local elections but most typically is found in elections concerning the nation 's highest offices. One case showing proof of this is from Lincoln County, West Virginia. “...circuit clerk Greg Stowers and five other Democrats were charged in 2005 with participating in a conspiracy to buy votes in congressional and presidential elections dating back to 1990. All six were found guilty and served time in prison...” (Snead). With more and more cases popping up across America, some people are beginning to realize that it may be a growing epidemic. Not only can voter fraud be committed by bribery, double voting (voting twice), felons voting, and illegal citizens casting votes, but even the use of deceased people are used to vote. Not only is this voter fraud, but it is also identity theft. One case written and discussed on the Human Events blog states that: “One of the most recent and well-publicized voter fraud cases occurred in the Washington State governor’s race in November 2004 in which Democrat Christine Gregoire allegedly defeated Republican Dino Rossi by 129 votes after weeks of vote counting. The Washington State Superior Court found that 1,400 felons voted illegally, along with illegal votes cast by 53 dead people, two non-citizens and 27 double votes. Since Washington State does not have party voter registration, there was no way of proving exactly how they voted, so the judge ruled there was not enough proof to void the…

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