Election Fraud Laws and Their Application

Jun 16, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Election fraud is a concept that is not new to America. Though few cases are ever proven, the implications are troubling due to the nature of the violation of the right to vote.

Election fraud is a concept that is not new to America. Though few cases are ever proven, the implications are troubling due to the nature of the violation of the right to vote.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin recently announced that it would file a formal appeal to the Government Accountability Board's (GAB) ruling regarding the alleged election fraud by the Republican party, according to a release.

Election fraud law is much more serious in the state, as greater protections are offered by Wisconsin than many other states, the release said.

The GAB reportedly ruled that fraud had occurred, and agreed with many of the stipulations that the Democratic party submitted.

Voter fraud is a topic that has been addressed nationally, due to the possibility of a photo identification requirement that many states have passed, according to the Fox Point Patch.

A voter ID law could go into effect for the 2012 spring primaries, forcing citizens to produce their papers prior to submitting their vote, a point of contention for many who oppose the legislation due to the civil rights implications, the newspaper reported.