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Voter registration fraud

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Voter registration fraud is considered to be a type of vote fraud. It is the act of registering to vote, or registering someone else to vote, in order to garnish more votes for a specific candidate. These votes are considered fraudulent rather than votes that were legally cast.

In addition, allegations of voter registration fraud are difficult to prove and often prove greatly exaggerated.[1][2]

Some examples as ways to commit fraud in the voter registration process include:

  • Filling out and submitting a voter registration card for a fictional (made-up) person. The made-up name on the card can be recognizable ("Mickey Mouse") or just a random made-up name, like "Jessica Random."
  • Filling out a voter registration card with the name of a real person, but without that person's consent, and forging his or her signature on the card.

Examples of voter registration fraud

ACORN and voter registration fraud

Main article: ACORN and voter registration fraud

Voter registration drives conducted by ACORN and affiliated entities led to controversy and allegations of vote fraud leading up to the 2008 presidential election.

The organization has been accused of different types of misbehavior with respect to voter registration drives:[3]

  • Failing to adequately monitor and supervise its employees to the point where the organization should be held responsible for what the employees did.
  • Turning in "massive numbers" of duplicate registration cards.
  • Turning in registration cards for fictional characters.
  • Turning in registration cards filled out by children.
  • Turning in registration cards where the signatures had been forged.

Wisconsin (2008)

Latoya Lewis pled guilty on October 12, 2009, on charges of voter registration fraud. Lewis, who was working for ACORN when she committed the acts in 2008 that led to her guilty plea, said she was trying to "meet her quota as a paid registrar."[4]

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