George
Lv 5
George asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Why do people believe that there is rampant voting fraud?

To quote the article: "Republicans have been screaming to high heaven about voter fraud. Accusations are flying all over the country. No question that some fraud and irregularities have taken place, but it appears that when there's evidence of a single incident, it somehow multiplies into the imaginary hundreds, and sometimes, thousands.

For example, a total of 253,609,165 votes were cast in the 2004 and 2008 General Elections. Of that, the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) found a whopping grand total of 311 cases of fraud. Granted 311 are 311 too many; however that represents only 0.0001% of total votes. Did you get that? That's one one-thousandths of ONE PERCENT — hardly an epidemic."

- See more at: http://www.cps-news.com/wp-content/misc_html/voter...

Do just not believe that America could vote for "the black man"? You never heard about "voter fraud under Clinton or before then.

Update:

Answer: 21 million Americans lack photo IDs and Republicans make it as hard as possible to get them.

http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/voter-id

"The problem is this: Before the 1970s, many women in rural South Carolina didn't go to hospitals at childbirth. They used midwives. Often, though, midwives did not file birth certificates. Or their information might be wrong, or incomplete."

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2011/07/18/228399...

That's why Republicans realize that they can suppress their opposition through these laws.

Update 2:

Answer: 21 million Americans lack photo IDs and Republicans make it as hard as possible to get them.

http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/voter-id

"The problem is this: Before the 1970s, many women in rural South Carolina didn't go to hospitals at childbirth. They used midwives. Often, though, midwives did not file birth certificates. Or their information might be wrong, or incomplete."

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2011/07/18/228399...

That's why Republicans realize that they can suppress their opposition through these laws.

Update 3:

"Sorry, but after Al Gore tried to scam his way back through the 2000 election." Bush fraudulently won it because of a bad Supreme Court decision--decisions that become increasingly worse year after year.

Update 4:

"voter fraud because a computer programmer testified before congress a few yrs ago an told how he designed a program to rig the voting booths." That's not voter fraud. That's ELECTION fraud. If Republicans opposed election fraud they would support the Voter Empowerment Act that would allow paper ballots to replace electronic machines where necessary. As it is, 172 Dems support is but ZERO Republicans do. Why? Republicans can only win by suppressing minorities and rigging the election booths. See original source for full details.

http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQI...

Update 5:

"The White man." Ah, that old "the dead people are voting!" First of all, read your own article. It clearly says "There's little evidence that this has led to widespread voter fraud."

And as far as that report from Fox News that more than 900 "dead voters" had voted in South Carolina's Presidential Primary in 2008 --- well, that story has totally collapsed, as confirmed by the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina's State Attorney General Alan Wilson, Republican, fed that fodder to Fox, but when Wilson turned over the names to the Election Commission the list contained only --- prepare your self --- 6 NAMES! So Wilson exaggerated the numbers by a "mere" 99.3 percent. But since it was a verbally stated "fact" by a Republican, hundreds of right-wing websites and bloggers, such as this one, jumped all over it without checking out the facts.

- See more at: http://www.cps-news.com/wp-content/misc_html/voter...

Update 6:

Ira, that's ELECTION fraud, not voter fraud. Paper ballots like that of the Voter Empowerment Act would counter it. Naturally, Republicans despise fair elections so they won't touch it.

http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQI...

Update 7:

"no that's voter fraud because the voters think there votes are being cast correctly." Well, Voter IDs wouldn't stop that, so you can't call it voter fraud.

14 Answers

Relevance
  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The philosophical ancestors of the American ultra-right did the same thing in Germany in the late 20's, suggesting that liberals, "commies", Jews, and "progressives" were doctoring vote totals.

    Then, on January 30th of 1933, the Nazis took over, as Shirer, Fest, Bullock, Toland, and all the other experts point out, in a coalition with other right wing and conservative parties, and they proceeded to start murdering their political enemies, followed in 1942 by the WannSee Conference, wherein the filth set up the "final solution" to deal with the Jews.

    That's pretty much what these lying slime, starting with the insane Breitbarts and their disgusting fraud organization, are doing now: Setting the groundwork for murder and discrimination.

    None of the morons in here spewing lies about voter totals exceeding registration provides ANY kind of proof, because all the imbecilic scumbags have is lies from Fox and other neo-Nazi propaganda slime.

    Source(s): Reality, no slobbermouthed b.s. from filth like Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh, who, added together, lack the credentials of an illegal alien working in a car wash.
  • Leo
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Because they are being lied to by the right. They are being given wrong or misleading information and forming opinions based on that. The one I heard about over and over again is a precinct in Florida where over 100% of voters voted. That, to the right, was proof of fraud. Had they bothered to look at the facts they would have learned that each page in the ballot counts as one ballot. In other words, if 100% of the people filled out both pages of a two page ballot, then the reporting would reflect 200% of ballots returned. This information is easy to find, but conservative commentators know their audience. They know that they can say pretty much what they want to and virtually no one in their audience will fact check on their own.

    Obviously your question touched on a lot of worthwhile points. I just brought up one example of the misinformation that is perpetuated by the right.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Right wing paranoia.

    Neo-Nazi right wing filth thrive on delusions and fantasies.

    Truth: Almost all real election fraud in the U.S. is done by REPUBLICAN ward and precinct chiefs.

    The scumbags at Fox, exemplified by the chickensh*t ratbast**d Andrew Breitbart, are and were in the business of making up insane b.s. for these lowlife, half witted slime to blabber about.

    This "nobody voted for Obama" imbecile is a typical lying maggot. Ditto the slimebag who claims "more people voted" than there were. This stuff has all been debunked long ago, by people way more rational than these degenerate trailer trash right wing filth.

    The cowardly, sniveling fa**ots THRIVE on their paranoia.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The right wing slimebags who are pushing voter suppression now think they have a green light to disenfranchise ALL persons to their left. That has been one of their goals for a century or more.

    The lies the scumbag Breitbart and his slimy associates at FUX SNOOZE promulgated about "ACORN" were designed to whip up the halfwitted morons who work for them and against their own interests, apparently because they think something other than urine will "trickle down" to them.

    Millions upon millions were spent to proliferate the lies, because the skanky neo-Nazi filth of the ultra-right--degenrate scum like the Koch brothers, Roger Ailes, Adelson, and the perverted slime Limbaugh--wish to dominate the country like the rank fascist pigs they are.

    It's that simple.

    What they don't realize is, if they twist things enough to win, there's going to be a lot of dead people soon thereafter.

    If you want to have fun some time, ask one of these bozos to PROVE that "more people voted than live in _______________ county". We tracked that down once in 2008 in Indiana. It was a filthy lie. Valid voter turnout exceeded expectations by about 15%, and that started the bas***ds lies. Every syllable of their crap is fraudulent, and they're going to get burned BAD if they try to prove anything... It's all neo-Nazi right wing b.s. from filthbags.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 8 years ago

    Right wing loons believe whatever suits their insane world view, which is invariably hateful and specious.

    What's weird is, none of these half wit scumbags seems to grasp that one proves one's right to vote at REGISTRATION. Well, actually, the slimy filth know that, they just want to discourage voting entirely.

    The goal is to steal elections. And that all these chickenshit sob's care about.

    This is Nazi stuff, and the ultra-right slimebags have to be stopped, if necessary by rather rude means.

  • Jacara
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Its the only things they can make a chicken little claim about to disenfranchise minorities and the poor.

    Edit:@Tha White Man

    That is because the counties/state don't clean their voting rolls that often. Some states only do it every 20 years, meaning all the people that are register to vote between cleaning that die or move away are still on the rolls till they get cleaned off.

    What you linked says 1.2 million registered, not voted. There is a gigantic difference.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    the only thing I can tell you is that in my state voted for Obama yet I cant find anyone who actually voted for him, also yes there is voter fraud because a computer programmer testified before congress a few yrs ago an told how he designed a program to rig the voting booths,

    no that's voter fraud because the voters think there votes are being cast correctly an they arent

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Sorry, but after Al Gore tried to scam his way back through the 2000 election, I'm a little sensitive to the topic.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Because that's easier to accept than the fact that they are wrong, and that their views do not coincide with a majority of voters, maybe?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    There were over 1.2 millon dead people registered to vote in 2012.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/146827471/study-1-8-...

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.