A Sampling of Recent Election Fraud Cases from Across the United States

Article publisher: 
Heritage Foundation
Article date: 
6 December 2020
Article category: 
National News
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The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database presents a sampling of recent proven instances of election fraud from across the country. Each and every one of the cases in this database represents an instance in which a public official, usually a prosecutor, thought it serious enough to act upon it. And each and every one ended in a finding that the individual had engaged in wrongdoing in connection with an election hoping to affect its outcome — or that the results of an election were sufficiently in question and had to be overturned. It is important to remember that every fraudulent vote that is cast invalidates the vote of an eligible voter, effectively disenfranchising that voter. In addition to diluting the votes of legitimate voters, fraud can have an impact in close elections, and we have many close elections in this country. This database is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list....

  • 1,302 Proven instances of voter fraud
  • 1,125 Criminal convictions
  • 48 Civil penalties
  • 95 Diversion program
  • 17 Judicial finding
  • 17 Official finding