Friday, January 27, 2017

Bogus Study Foundation of Voter Fraud Claims

Nate Cohn debunks Trump's epic voter fraud claim in "Illegal Voting Claims, and Why They Don’t Hold Up":
There isn’t any evidence to support President Trump’s assertion that three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. 
But there is one study that has been interpreted to suggest it is at least possible. It found that between 32,000 and 2.8 million noncitizen voters might have fraudulently cast ballots in the 2008 presidential election. The study, based on a survey of 38,000 people after that election, has been under fire since it was published in 2014.
Cohn proceeds to burn the survey, the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, to the ground. All its noncitizen voters can be explained, and have been explained, as response error. Respondents completing the survey filled it out incorrectly. Not one noncitizen voter has been proved.

This says a lot about the Bizarro world in which we live. The media monopoly is so tainted its critique of Trump's assertion that Hillary's margin of victory in the popular vote can be explained entirely by illegal voters seems merely like more noise.

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