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The improbability of voter fraud

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Submitted by Anon (United States), Nov 14, 2020 at 21:30

I see several commentators disagreeing with the spirit of this post. The idea that Biden and his followers committed electoral fraud in multiple states at such a wide scale is a wild conspiracy theory that we could do without. There are two reasons why the conspiracy theories are most certainly false, one the penalty for committing fraud is Federal prison for many years and the benefits to the person who commits such fraud is nil so no individual would be willing to sign up for casting a fraudulent ballot and put their future at risk. Nearly 1 out of 2 voters is a Trump voter and any fraud at such a scale would almost certainly be captured on video and other proof.
Two the US system makes it very hard to know where to commit fraud. A candidate can win both Ohio and Florida and still lose the election handily. It is absurd to think that one could hire hundreds of thousands of fake voters (or forge ballots) in red states like Georgia or Arizona.
I despair for this country seeing the stupidity on display by Trump voters. His post election behavior completely confirms that he is unfit for office.


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