Concerns over fraudulent voting have grown since the 2016 election, with President Trump himself claiming that millions of people voted illegally. The Onion debunks some common myths about voter fraud.


MYTH: There are thousands of documented cases of people voting under fake names

FACT: There are thousands of documented cases of people voting under Hispanic names


MYTH: On Election Day, people are bussed in from different states in order to vote multiple times

FACT: No bus has ever achieved speeds high enough to accomplish this


MYTH: It’s easy to vote using a deceased person’s name

FACT: While it’s actually quite difficult, voting under the name of a deceased person can be a touching and poignant tribute to a loved one who has passed

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MYTH: Fraudulent votes are delegitimizing our elections

FACT: Fraudulent candidates are delegitimizing our elections


MYTH: After voting, many people get back in line wearing a big cowboy hat and handlebar mustache

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FACT: Three children covered by a long overcoat pretending to be an adult is a much more common technique


MYTH: Voter ID laws reinforce a racist system

FACT: Most things reinforce a racist system


MYTH: Widespread voter fraud is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States

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FACT: Widespread belief in voter fraud is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States


MYTH: Thousands of dead people voted in last year’s election

FACT: We are all much closer to death after last year’s election

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