Voter fraud used to be rampant. Now it’s an anomaly.
Gone are the days when bribes and voting by voice were commonplace at the polls. Today secret ballots and improved security measures have largely ensured fair outcomes in elections.
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump has unleashed a barrage of litigation to review results in battleground states while also making unsubstantiated claims that the election was tainted by "tremendous corruption and fraud."
Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona—states where President-elect Joe Biden garnered more votes. (Since 1848, the Associated Press has declared the winner after tallying votes counted by local and state officials; today, those painstaking vote counts, along with modern analytical modeling tools, enable the nonpartisan, nonprofit news cooperative and TV networks to project a winner.) Trump’s lawsuits challenge aspects of voting from how long mail-in ballots can be accepted after