Trump's Florida Election Fraud Allegations Proved to be Just Another Conspiracy Theory
Donald Trump regularly complains about election fraud and he is using it as a reason to oppose mail-in voting for the November election. It's a weak argument because numerous studies have shown that voter fraud is extremely rare, and his own election fraud commission, established after the 2016 election, shut down because it couldn't find any evidence of voter fraud. There are always a few odd cases, like the recent scandal in North Carolina's 9th district which involved vote tampering by a political contractor hired by the Republican candidate's campaign, but such instances are quite rare.
Illuminate: "The research on voter fraud is unambiguous and voluminous, its extremely rare and has no measurable impact on US election outcomes."
"THE MISLEADING MYTH OF VOTER FRAUD IN AMERICAN ELECTIONS" by Lorraine C. Minnite, Rutgers University-Camden: "Are fraudulent voters undermining U.S. elections? The simple answer is no. Rather, the threat comes from the myth of voter fraud used to justify rules that restrict full and equal voting rights."
After the 2018 Gubernatorial and Senate elections in Florida, Trump and Senator Rick Scott called for an investigation claiming massive election fraud in Florida's Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Trump: “Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach. Florida voted for Rick Scott!”
Scott was then Governor so state officials heeded the call and conducted a 17 month investigation. What did they find? Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Politico: "The state took more than 17 months to wrap up its investigation Wednesday, and found none of the wrongdoing alleged by Trump and Scott."
When questioned about the findings this week, the Trump campaign had no comment.
Will this put a stop to the President's unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the United States? Nope. You can expect him to double-down on such claims in the coming months.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content