A new nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the last dozen years shows that in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, was virtually nonexistent.
The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000.
With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters.
Concerns over voter impersonation has prompted 37 state legislatures, including Pennsylvania’s, to enact or consider tougher voter-ID laws. Pennsylvania’s law has been challenged in court and a decision is expected this week.