(Crossposted to electionupdates.caltech.edu)
- The report uses an overly broad and inaccurate definition of vote fraud.
David Becker can describe ad nauseam how damaging this misinterpretation has been.
- The report makes unsubstantiated claims about the efficacy of Voter ID in preventing voter fraud.
“requirement that eligible voters use definitive forms of identification when registering to vote”
But not according to HAVA. HAVA requirements are, as stated in the report:
and apparently not “definitive” and hence prone to fraud.
The authors write:
In effect, Massachusetts and other states withhold this data from the public.
- The report shows that voter fraud is nearly non-existent, while simultaneously
claiming the problem requires “immediate attention”.
Professor, Reed College
Director, Early Voting Information Center
(This is a guest posting from Nick Solomon, Reed College senior in Mathematics)
Silver describes one of these counties, Ingham County, MI, where he grew up, as
1) The 50,000 Foot Look:
Great mix of maps and exit polls at BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37889032
2) This election is a game changer and this election is a realignment
3) What about race, ethnicity, gender? Didn’t the horrible things Trump said make a difference?
See also Nate Silver http://fivethirtyeight.com/…/what-a-difference-2-percentag…/
Election day is all about ballot cast at the polling place, right?
These late arriving ballots can easily make the difference in close races.
Next, the absentee ballots need to be processed. This involves a multistep
- Signatures need to be verified
- Ballots need to be separated from the outside envelope
After all these steps are completed, the ballots can be scanned and the votes counted.
Election day is rapidly becoming election week(s) in many parts of the country.
(This post co-written by Paul Gronke and Brian Hamel, Department of Political Science, UCLA)
Data courtesy of Michael McDonald and the United States Election project.