Voter impersonation is a type of vote fraud in which a person claims to be someone else when casting a vote.
Difficulty proving voter impersonation
In addition, allegations of voter impersonation are often difficult to prove. It is true that direct evidence of such fraud is hard to come by, but this is mostly because election officials are unable to discover an impersonation without the laws and tools needed to detect an identification requirement. Many states do not have identification requirements, and, in turn, election officials have no way to prevent fraudulent votes from being cast by individuals based on fake voter registrations, by impersonators or by non-citizens who are registered to vote.
Voter impersonation news
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- The Heritage Foundation, "Stolen Identities, Stolen Votes: A Case Study in Voter Impersonation"
- Washington Post, "Election Day impersonation, an impetus for voter ID laws, a rarity, data show"
- ABC News, "Voter Fraud: Non-Existent Problem or Election-Threatening Epidemic?"