Drugs for votes. Ballots for sale. Corrupt poll workers, a magistrate, and even a NUN.
Read this list of convicted voting fraudsters and ask:
are you SURE the presidential election's integrity is beyond doubt?
DailyMail.com has found a number of examples of convictions for electoral fraud in the last five years despite claims such fraud is extremely rare. The culprits include public officials jailed for their crimes. The snapshot survey found rings of vote-buyers, one conspiracy even paying in $10 bags of cocaine, a ballot-broker hoarding voting forms, a list of people who were dead or blind, and a town where chicken dinners and vodka were exchanged for votes. Republican Donald Trump has already questioned whether the election outcome can be trusted, generating a fierce backlash. But the DailyMail.com survey suggests that voter fraud is a genuine problem - and people have served time in prison as a result.
It is an election already surrounded by questions over its integrity thanks to Republican candidate Donald Trump's refusal to promise to accept its outcome.
Claims that the public cannot trust that all votes are accurate and legal have been pushed back by the White House and by the Clinton campaign, who see it as a way to delegitimize the victory they expect in November.
And one academic's claim that there just 31 'credible' incidents of voter impersonation in one billion cast ballots - a claim made in 2014 in the Washington Post - has been posted repeatedly on social media.
But a snapshot survey of convictions for voting fraud committed in the last five years by DailyMail.com suggests that complacency about the integrity of the ballot may be misguided.
We uncovered a series of convictions. Many of them are not for voter impersonation - literally turning up at the polling place and claiming to be someone else - that has been the focus of much of the pushback.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3876216/Drugs-votes-Ballots-sale-Corrupt-poll-workers-magistrate-NUN-Read-list-convicted-voting-fraudsters-ask-SURE-presidential-election-s-integrity-doubt.html#ixzz4OQL2jIpd
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