Election Study Finds No Evidence to Support Trump’s Allegations of Widespread Voter Fraud
A group of professors and scholars at Dartmouth College just released the results of study into claims made by Donald Trump of massive voter fraud, even after his victory at the polls earlier this month.
Anticipating this would be a major issue after the election, the group initiated the study by looking into potential sources of voter fraud in a handful of states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The group also evaluated voting statistics from California, New Hampshire and Virginia.
The group evaluated the possibility of dead people people voting, non-citizen voting as well as whether the election may have been “rigged” in the sense that counties suddenly flipped against Trump towards the end of the evening.
At the end of the study, the group determined they could not say there was absolutely zero voter fraud in the election, but they could say “the voter fraud concerns fomented and espoused by the Trump campaign are not grounded in any observable features of the 2016 presidential election.”
Interestingly, the group also addressed the recent claims by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein that there were issues with the voting technology used in several states, including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Stein has initiated recount efforts in those states.
On that point, the group found “the election data we have brought to bear on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin do not look problematic.” The group further stated they “are skeptical that a recount will uncover any evidence of voter fraud.” after conducting “comparisons of Trump’s General Election and primary vote support.”
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