In addition to the booklet highlighting convictions of voter fraud in a majority of states, The Heritage Foundation created a booklet entitled, “Does Your Vote Count?” This booklet has the goal of “ensuring election integrity and making sure every vote counts.” It is important to remember that every fraudulent vote cancels a valid legal vote,effectively disenfranchising a voter.
The booklet educates readers on the importance of fair elections, how long voter fraud has been occurring, different types of voter fraud, examples of voter fraud, recommended ways to protect your vote, and also debunks myths.
Some excerpts from the booklet include:
On the importance of fair elections,
Preserving the great experiment that is the American Republic is dependent upon free and fair elections. Whether you are selecting a city councilor or the President, every American must be able to trust the process and the result, or the democratic system breaks down. Election integrity is an essential part of free and fair elections. As an eligible citizen, you must be guaranteed the right to vote—and it must be guaranteed that your vote is not stolen or diluted by thieves and fraudsters.
On how long voter fraud has been an issue,
The U.S. Supreme Court has said that “flagrant examples” of voter fraud “have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists.” The instances of such fraud uncovered over the years “demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.”
Thank you to The Heritage Foundation for continuing to work towards fair, open, and honest elections.