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Evidence of Voter Fraud and the Impact that Regulations to Reduce Fraud have on Voter Participation Rates


John R. Lott Jr.


Crime Prevention Research Center

August 18, 2006


Abstract:     
The results provide some evidence of vote fraud in U.S. general elections. Regulations that prevent fraud are shown to actually increase the voter participation rate. It is hard to see any evidence that voting regulations differentially harm either minorities, the elderly, or the poor. While this study examines a broad range of voting regulations, it is still too early to evaluate any possible impact of mandatory photo IDs on U.S. elections. What can be said is that the non-photo ID regulations that are already in place have not had the negative impacts that opponents predicted. The evidence provided here also found that campaign finance regulations generally reduced voter turnout.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Vote Fraud, Photo ID, Non-photo ID, Campaign Finance,

JEL Classification: D72, K10

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Date posted: August 21, 2006  

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Lott, John R., Evidence of Voter Fraud and the Impact that Regulations to Reduce Fraud have on Voter Participation Rates (August 18, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=925611 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.925611

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Crime Prevention Research Center ( email )
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United States
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