A Note on Monitoring Costs and Voter Fraud
Forthcoming in The American Economist
11 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2013
Date Written: December 7, 2013
Election fraud can threaten democracy if many ineligible people are allowed to vote. The usual policy prescription is to increase monitoring cost. However, this is very costly. This paper proposes a more cost effective strategy: substitute tougher and consistent statutes across states against voter fraud.
Keywords: election fraud, voting, monitoring costs, sanctions, voter fraud
JEL Classification: A1, A2, D7, H8, K4
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