2016 has proved to be anything but a usual election year. It sure will continue to surprise everybody until Nov 8th. We still remember year 2000 general election which was decided by few thousand votes. These few thousand votes determined the fate of USA. Everyone is still wondering if these are examples of a fair system or a rigged system. We have also seen some articles claiming that there are merely 31 voter frauds per a billion votes. But most people with common sense know how ridiculous this claim is. The voting system is very complicated to ensure everyone’s fair and open access to it. But the complicated system will bring errors and voter fraud inevitably.
Let us just start with common types of voter fraud and errors.
- Voter Registration Fraud:
According to the constitution, only American Citizen over 18 can vote. Also, many states do not allow felons to vote either. Most voters are required to register before casting votes. Therefore, voter registration becomes the first step towards voter fraud. Many of us have already seen the famous video:
We already learned that illegal voters can register through fake W2, address, and vehicle with local plates. We also noticed that in California, Voter registration forms are given to those illegal immigrants when they are applying driving license. You will all see the “NO PHOTO ID REQUIRED” sign if you are luckily living in a no photo ID state.
- Voter Fraud using legal voter’s identity:
Although most citizens have driver license, passport, and photo ID card etc, you can still vote using legal voter’s identity if you can tell his name, address, and birthday in state not requiring a photo id for voting. These states are mostly blue states and these private information can be obtained easily through legal ways and distributed by certain organizations for mass voter fraud. This is what we know as Dead Voters, Felon Voters and Impersonating voters as well.
- Double voting (ballot stuffing):
Once registered, you can vote through mail, early voting, or vote on election day. Due to the lack of technology or full of bureaucracy, there is no way to prevent you from vote through all channels, vote multiple times or vote in multiple states. This leaves an open door to all devils. In theory, you can vote through mail first, then vote early in your county office, and then vote multiple times on election day among different polling stations. We only see very limited litigation against voter fraud every election years. This makes it very easy for the same person to cast multiple votes. This is called “Vote Early Vote Often”.
- Rigged Voting Machine:
Most of the voters cast their vote using voting machine recently. There is no receipt or validation once your vote is cast. You do not even know if you vote is transferred to the central database or not. According to some sources, Smartmatic which is controlled by George Soros, manufactures the voting machines used in 16 crucial states. Nobody can verify this black-box yet. We will see how effective the system is in the next section.
- Voter buying, Voter suppression, Voter Intimidation and Fraud by election officials:
Certain organizations will pay voters to vote for certain candidate. They can use a variety of tactics to suppress voter from voting including deploying gangsters at polling stations to intimidate voters. We’ve also seen officials manipulate result by tossing out ballots or casting in voters’ name as well.
Now, Everyone is curious and concerned about the validity of this complicated and fragile voting system. So do I. I decided to utilize my expertise in data analysis to challenge this impossible mission. We all know type 1,4,5 fraud are impossible for us to detect and we should rely on the government to exercise their rights and obligations to monitor and punish these frauds. (fingers crossed) This will leave us to examine the type 2 and type 3 fraud to certain extend through detailed big data analysis.
We pick Florida as our first choice since this is a Photo ID required state, a current swing state, and a famous year 2000 election state. All data is obtained legally through voter registration service. Due to privacy, I hided all private information except last two digits of voter ID and their birthday. I also validated the data by comparing official 2012 general election and 2016 primary. I notice that 2016 data is very close and there is a 426,268 (5% of total votes) differences between my data and official count. Considering the deceased and people moving interstate, I believe the data is a good reflection of the real election.
Through some further analysis, we discovered numerous evidences of potential voter fraud during last 10 years. We cannot rule out the possibility that voter registration service processes the data inappropriately. But these evidences shown by data definitely exceed the error of margin.
- 627 under age votes:
These votes are supposed to be double checked by poll station workers, validated by voting machine, validated again by vote consolidation in data center, and finally verified and signed by voter registration service professionals. When I saw these 627 votes, I cannot stop asking why they slipped through all these gatekeepers?
- 57,507 elderly voters over 90 years old.
The eldest voter was born in 1856. As I can recall, only 100 persons lives over 113 years in American history. I really want to know how to live 156 years and vote without media coverage on the election day.
- 6,203 unregistered votes.
All voters are required to register 29 days before election in Florida. These were votes cast at least 40 days before the voters were registered. According the election law, these votes are invalid in nature.
- 80,837 voters cast 161,787 duplicated votes.
This is what we called “vote often”. I bet Al Gore will cry like a baby after seeing this. He could utilize these votes to cover his merely few thousand votes in 2000.
- 1,749 addresses with 10-50 registered voters totaling 32,856 voters.
These do not mean they are all voter registration fraud. But I exclude all addresses hosting 50+ voters like university dorms, apartment buildings, and voter registration centers. I did some sampling in these addresses and found many of these are regular residence area that cannot accommodate more than 10 adults. Otherwise it is a clear violation of municipal codes.
Everyone must be shocked when they read all the data. So what should we do as a legal voter?
First, PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE! Increasing the basis of legal voter will dilute the voter fraud and prevent impersonate voting. Early voting starts today in many states! Check vote.gop for start times and poll locations!
Second, Please register as poll station workers and it is paid as well. A fair and honest system will protect our democracy regardless of your party affiliation. You can just search “poll station volunteers” and apply for it. You can also register at https://www.donaldjtrump.com/volunteer to support your candidate as well.
Third, check people registered under your addresses. There are possibilities that your address is used by some other devils. Also check for your friends and family if they are deceased or moved interstate. This will eliminate impersonate voting as well. All you have to do is to search “Voter registration status” + your state and contact authority if there is any problem.
Last, please double check your ballot to make sure it is clear and verified the system accepts your ballot if you are using voting machine. Do take pictures on ballots for proof. Contact the poll station worker or election attorney if you find any suspicious activity. Also register at https://vote.gop preparing for any disputes or verification if something happens again like 2000 election.
Please follow me on twitter @worldviasand. We will release more interesting statistics in the next few weeks. Let us work together to build a fair and honest system and prevent voter fraud. Let us Make America Great Again Together!
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