Election Integrity is an essential component of Democracy and a free America. If fraud occurs in elections, then that fraudulent vote cancels a legitimate vote by a citizen of any nation holding those elections. In the U.S., every fraudulent vote by a non-resident of a state, or a non-citizen acts to cancel the legitimate vote of real U.S. citizens and residents. It really is that simple- every fraudulent or fake vote acts to cancel the real legitimate votes by real people.
Any act or comittment of fraud or deceit during the elections process through false registration or illegal voting, duplicate tabulation, manipulation by computer, or discarded or changed ballots… every act of fraud serves to diminish and cancel the effect of legitimate votes of U.S. citizens in a tangible way.
In the United States, unfortunately, there are many different laws in each State that define how voting occurs locally. Those laws have evolved based upon the needs and interests of the residents of those states. Yet in modern times, these disparate and complex laws that differ among the states can present great confusion for voters before and during elections.
Consequently, there is no single, verifiable national standard for voting legitimacy and accuracy. That needs to change.
Moving forward, there needs to be a standard, unified FEDERAL statute or basis for Voter Verification. Until that time, we will continue to see widespread incentives for fraud in our elections.
“America deserves to know and to verify the legal votes, and to discern fraud apart from the honest intent of real U.S. citizens.”
“There is more to the right to vote than the right to mark a piece of paper and drop it in a box, or the right to pull a lever in a voting booth. The right to vote includes the right to have the ballot counted. United States v. Classic, supra; Ex parte Yarborough, 110 U. S. 651. It also includes the right to have the vote counted at full value without dilution or discount. United States v. Saylor, 322 U. S. 385.”
U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Douglas, South v. Peters, 339 U.S. 276 (1950)