BARACK OBAMA , whose advantage is largely based on his overwhelming success with African Americans (winning them 90%-3%) Latinos (68%-27%) and 18 to 34 year olds (59%-38%). And speaking of overwhelming , the desire for CHANGE by the Middle Class in America.
Electoral Fraud is illegal interference with the process of an election – affecting vote counts to bring about a desired election outcome , whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate , decreasing the vote share of the rival candidate , or both.
Voter intimidation and coercion
- Intimidation of voters that prevents them from voting , such as by Voter Suppression.
- Disrupting voting in polling stations in areas with unwanted political tendencies with bomb threats to or other sabotage including ballots , ballot boxes or voting machines.
- Ballot stuffing , also called “ghost voting.”
- Theft or destruction of ballot boxes.
- Destroying election material in order to annul results for individual polling stations or even whole constituencies.
Physical tampering with voting machines
- Change the software of a voting machine to shift votes between candidates.
- Altering or replacing the hardware of the voting machine such as inserting a circuit board using a Man In The Middle Attack technique to manipulate recorded votes.
- Altering voting machines to favor one candidate over another, for example by jamming a button or changing the sensitive area of a TouchScreen.
Inflation or deflation of voters lists
Registering false voters such as the deceased or even fictitious persons
- During tabulation in the polling place
- Bribery , corruption or threatening of election officials.
- Destroying all ballots if the balance was not as desired.
- Tampering with tabulation software
- Marking more candidates than allowed.
- Counting electronic ballots of voting machines [memory cards] more than once if they contain votes as wanted by the fraudster. Or to let them disappear in case of unwanted votes – stealing a whole ballot box.
- Obstructing vote counting.
- Double marking. A corrupt election official covertrly marks an unvoted box in an area where the maximum number of votes has already been cast. Since this ballot is then considered overvoted , it is discarded , throwing out the voter’s vote.