Claims about widespread vote fraud are cover for voter suppression (2020)

Here’s a sampling of links to credible sites and organizations that have debunked claims about voter fraud.


As the Brennan Center points, “Extensive research reveals that fraud is very rare. Yet repeated, false allegations of fraud can make it harder for millions of eligible Americans to participate in elections.”


Why? Because those making the fraudulent claims about fraud use lies and deceit to their push to restrict voting.



Claims about vote fraud and rigged elections – in the absence of any credible information – follow in a long tradition of limiting voting to worthy people.

“How one views voting rights is clearly a moral judgment. By asking ourselves if the ability to vote should be a privilege, right, or responsibility, we ask ourselves ‘what is the true nature of democracy’ and ‘what is ultimately just.’ …. It is painfully obvious, when we examine cases of permanent disenfranchisement of citizens with felony convictions, superfluous voter identification requirements and complex voter registration laws, that voting is often viewed as a privilege to be enjoyed by ‘worthy’ people and not by others.”


General debunking

Five myths about voter fraud  (Oct. 7, 2011)

The Myth of Voter Fraud

UFO Sightings Are More Common Than Voter Fraud (August 2012) Issues: voter fraud


Fact checking Trump

10 Voter Fraud Lies Debunked (May 27, 2020)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s view of flawed voting is baseless (July 30, 2020)


Heritage Foundation makes claims voter fraud is widespread…1,200 cases over decades…but the data says….

Database Swells to 1,285 Proven Cases of Voter Fraud in America (May 10th, 2020)

Voter Fraud: Debunking the Myths (April 22, 2020)

Analysis: Heritage Foundation's Database Undermines Claims of Recent Voter Fraud (Sep. 8, 2017)


Vote-by-Mail vote fraud myths

Let's put the vote-by-mail 'fraud' myth to rest (Apr. 28, 2020)

Did US Only Have 143 Absentee-Ballot Fraud Convictions Over 20 Years? (Aug. 10, 2020)

Low rates of fraud in vote-by-mail states show the benefits outweigh the risks (June 2, 2020)

The Facts About Mail-In Voting and Voter Fraud (Aug. 26, 2020)