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Fraud 9-13-2006 - MP3
the Security of Elections: The Effect of Identification Requirements
on Turnout of Minority Voters by Hans A. von Spakovsky -
The U.S. has a long history of voter fraud, and it continues to
occur in different areas of the country. Given the increasing importance
and breadth of government, the stakes of elections are increasing,
and so too, are the incentives for voter fraud. But just how extensive
is the problem? And how is the problem best addressed? Various changes
in registration and voting procedures can certainly be implemented
that will make it harder to engage in voter fraud. But will these
improvements make it more difficult for eligible voters to register
to vote and cast their ballots? Is this truly a "zero sum game,"
such that any change that decreases voter fraud necessarily
makes it more difficult to register or vote?
- Mr. Ray Martinez III, Former Commissioner, U.S. Election
- Mr. Hans A. von Spakovsky, Commissioner, Federal Election
- Mr. Erik Jaffe, Law Offices of Erik S. Jaffe, Moderator
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