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Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: 100,000 Stolen Votes in Chicago

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Publication Date: April 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; Election; fraud; voter rights

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Chicago's decades-long voting-fraud experience involved techniques that have come to light in recent elections in Philadelphia, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, among other locations, and point toward viable solutions to the problem: careful vetting of voter registration lists to remove ineligible or false names, stronger voter identification measures such as an ID requirement, and bipartisan oversight of the election process.