One thought on 'not that big a problem'...
Fri Nov 9, 2018 8:14am

I agree that we probably don't have vast conspiracies of voter fraud in many different states and/or municipalities..

But let's look at how close many elections are these days. A single corrupt county official could theoretically swing some legislative elections these days.

I heard a quick bit on the radio this morning saying that the Florida gubernatorial election had one candidate with less than 15K lead and that lead was shrinking as the remaining votes were counted. Let's say it comes down to just a couple thousand... or even a few hundred votes for one candidate or the other?

IMO with some of the incredibly tight elections these days, it wouldn't take a "big" problem to potentially have a large result.

I would generally say that a handful of average Joe's on the street probably couldn't generate more than a dozen or so false votes.

But one or two corrupt voting officials?

  • ballots from MA because they'd voted absentee for several years prior to moving full time to FL from MA. Of course, they tore them up and contacted their former town officials to be removed from the... more
    • One thought on 'not that big a problem'... — Sprout, Fri Nov 9 8:14am
      • GWB his win.
        • I didn't remember that number, but I didSprout, Tue Nov 13 9:19am
          recall it was extremely close... Now, what if there had been one or two corrupt voting officials across the state of Florida? Might they have been able to switch enough votes or vanish enough votes... more
          • Without actual paper ballots to be able to go back and count, ANYTHING can happen in an election that uses electronic voting. If online voting IS allowed, then there should be receipts for the vote.... more
            • Agreed... Sprout, Tue Nov 13 2:17pm
              I understand a number of countries have tried it, but I don't know who has made any permanent transition. I think you raise a valid point about results. IMO this is yet another result of the 24hr... more
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