The Truth About Voter Fraud


As we've reported at Rolling Stone, over the past few years Republicans in more than a dozen states have passed laws making it harder for voters -- in practice, overwhelmingly Democratic voters -- to cast ballots in elections. They say the new laws are needed to combat rampant voter fraud.

The problem with this refrain is that voter fraud is not rampant; in fact, it's virtually nonexistent. When investigators follow up on fraud claims, they almost always come up empty. 

To find out why, check out our handy slide show of the most commonly cited allegations, and learn why a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit fraud at the ballot box.

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