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As the midterm elections approach, the question of voter integrity is at the forefront of the president’s mind.
On Saturday President Trump sent out this warning in a tweet:
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“All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!”
All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
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Because of his concerns for voter fraud in the 2016 election, the president formed an Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to investigate possible fraud.
Due to difficulties obtaining information from the states, however, the commission was dissolved in January. Lack of cooperation and differences in state government election rules contributed to the inability to obtain complete information.
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The Government Accountability Institute released a study in July of 2017 that was an eye-opening look into the ongoing problem of voter fraud.
The Heritage Foundation summed up the conclusion of this study: “Thousands of votes in the 2016 election were illegal duplicate votes from people who registered and voted in more than one state.”
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The Government Accountability Institute also ran into the same kinds of problems obtaining information that the previous commission experienced. They succeeded in collecting data from 21 states and determined that 8471 votes were highly likely duplicates and comparing the data collection method used by the president’s commission determined “with high-confidence” an estimated 45,000 votes were identified as “two votes cast in the same legal...
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