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Voter Fraud Prosecution Data Undermines Claims (Podcast)

July 20, 2021, 7:46 PM

A team of Bloomberg reporters has been reaching out to elections officials in every state for months to try to get a sense of how often voting fraud actually happens. In all, they found roughly 200 instances over the past two years, where people were charged or convicted for alleged voting fraud.

On today’s episode of On The Merits, we hear from the lead reporter on this team, Alex Ebert, about voting fraud prosecutions in America. Ebert also talks about the state officials from both parties who worry the current discussion on voting fraud is eroding faith in the electoral system.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Josh Block at jBlock@bloombergindustry.com; Jessica Coomes at jcoomes@bloombergindustry.com

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