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Stolen Identities, Stolen Votes: A Case Study in Voter Impersonation

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Hans A. von Spakovsky

Series: Legal Memorandum

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: Legal issues; stolen identities; Voter ID; Hans A. von Spakovsky

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Contrary to claims made by prominent newspapers and attorneys, in-person voting fraud is a real problem. It is also widespread, as documented in reports and court cases from around the country. Voter-ID requirements directly target in-person voting fraud; would prevent illegal aliens from casting votes; and, contrary to the claims of opponents, do not affect voter turnout.