Introduction to American Politics online course discussion – Fraud in voter registration and voting

I don’t understand this Political Science question and need help to study.

Please reply to the question and comment constructively on a classmates’ posting.

Question

Q: Fraud in voter registration and voting:

Discuss the allegations of fraud in voter registration… ACORN. What REALLY happened, and to what extent should blame be attributed to Obama? Explain what and why, getting into depth. Post any websites. Is this serious? Or maybe not? Cite. Seek facts.

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Trump: Trump in 2016 has alleged widespread voter fraud as an issue. Is it an issue at all?

What evidence has he brought forward? Has he encouraged voter intimidation of the opposing party’s supporters? If so, HOW?

Here is classmate’s posting from question. Please reply in 1st person point of view.

Classmate’s post (Juden Maravilla)

From the article on Trump’s Bogus Voter Fraud Claims by factcheck.org, Trump stated that there was voter fraud among the U.S. and that the election was “rigged.” Trump mentioned “people that have died 10 years ago are still voting,” a report that would show 1.8 million deceased people placed on voter registration polls. Numerous studies found that voter fraud is virtually non-existent. Trump also said there was a massive problem with “illegal immigrants (who) are voting,” his research was cited by an Old Dominion professor who said that noncitizen voters may have benefitted Democrats in 2008. A Harvard professor who maintained the data used by the Old Dominion study mentioned that the data was incorrect and the result of the study’s conclusion was false. Trump would lastly claim that “voter fraud is very, very common” and would request for the poll watchers to keep a lookout for people impersonating voters and voting numerous times. Numerous academic studies and government inquiries found that in-person voter fraud is minimum.

Work Cited

Farley, Robert. “Trump’s Bogus Voter Fraud Claims.” FactCheck.org, 19 Oct. 2016, www.factcheck.org/2016/10/trumps-bogus-voter-fraud-claims/.

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