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In the run up to the US election, many are questioning the integrity of the election. How accurate are claims that the US election is rigged?

Claims that the US election is rigged are only partially accurate Show more Show less

Claims that the US election is rigged are only partially accurate. Electoral and postal ballot fraud only occur in isolated instances, and are not frequent.
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Postal ballot fraud incidences do exist, but are isolated

Claims that the US election is rigged are only partially accurate. There are rare occasions in which postal ballot fraud incidences do occur. These events are isolated and do not occur frequently in the US.
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The Argument

There are rare occasions in which postal ballot fraud incidences do occur. These events are isolated and do not occur frequently in the US. In previous elections, there have been isolated cases of postal ballot fraud. For example, such fraud occurred in the 2018 North Carolina primary, which had to be re-run after a consultant for the Republican candidate tampered with voting papers.[1] There was also a case early in 2020 in New Jersey where two Democratic councilors were charged with alleged fraud in relation to postal voting after hundreds of ballots were found stuffed in a post box.[2]

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Postal ballot fraud occurs frequently and is not at all isolated. In September 2020, Facebook photographs of "dumped" ballot envelopes in California were shared thousands of time on social media with claims of election rigging.[2]

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References

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47323556
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/54562611
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