Who is Kirk Hartle?
After the 2020 elections, Kirk said someone had used his dead wife's ballot to vote.
- This caused quite a few folks' consternation about the Nevadan elections
- But instead, it turns out Kirk Hartle, a registered Republican, has been charged with criminally voting a second time.
Who figured out the election fraud occurred?
- The Nevadan attorney general and secretary of state worked together.
- One is a Democrat; the other is a Republican.
- The Republican secretary of state distributed a Nevada 2020 "Post-General Election" Facts vs Myths document, discounting the claims of "widespread voter fraud."
Instead of widespread election fraud, illegal voting was perpetuated by the one alleging the crime.
What happened in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, McCrae Dowless has been imprisoned for benefit fraud.
- Dowless was a key player in an NC ballot fraud scam that caused a congressional election to be rescheduled.
- Dowless worked for a Republican candidate.
- He and others face state charges for balloting fraud for both the 2016 and 2018 elections.
Dowless and his associates gathered absentee ballots, and according to the NC state elections director, evidence shows that:
"a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme operated in the 2018 general election".
Instead of finding issues with voter fraud, the North Carolina election fraud revolved around the staff and election campaign for a Republican candidate.
How do people hear about voter fraud?
According to a recent poll by CBS News, most folks said they had heard of widespread voter fraud from Donald Trump or reports on the news.
Do most people want to make voting more difficult?
- According to the CBS poll, less than one-third of Americans want to make voting harder.
What happened to the lawsuits alleging voter fraud?
Instead, multiple lawsuits have been dismissed alleging election fraud.
FactCheck.org researched several claims of improper elections or fraud and did not find issues in the following cases:
California Recall, Arizona, Georgia, or Pennsylvania Elections
What are common voter fraud myths?
The Brennan Center for Justice has compiled a list of 10 Voter Fraud Lies Debunked. Here are a few of the claims and what they and other investigators found:
- In 2016, out of 23.5 million votes, there were 30 suspected incidents of noncitizen voting investigated. Trump did not lose the popular vote because of illegal citizen voting.
- After claiming that out-of-state students voted in New Hampshire in 2016, the member of Trump's voter fraud commission, New Hampshire's Secretary of State Bill Gardner, found virtually no evidence of voter fraud in the state.
- Trump stated that voters were impersonated, which resulted in voter fraud in the 2018 midterms. The Loyola Law School found 31 credible impersonation fraud claims between 2000-2014 of more than 1 billion ballots.
Despite claims to the contrary, the United States elections rarely involve voter fraud.
Both Republican and Democratic state election officials have investigated voter fraud claims thoroughly but have not found more than a handful of issues among millions of votes.