Justin Levitt is often cited by the media for his study finding only 31 cases of vote fraud. He is a recognized liberal vote fraud denier and the former counsel for Americans Coming Together, a parent group of ACORN that was disbanded after a huge FEC fine. Leavitt defines vote fraud as:
Allegations of voter fraud—someone sneaking into the polls to cast an illicit vote . . .
On the right is someone who has researched vote fraud and groups like ACORN, Matthew Vandum, who defines vote fraud as:
Before we go further, let’s define voter fraud: It is unlawful interference with the electoral process in an effort to bring about a desired result. . . . It refers to fraudulent voting, impersonation, intimidation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, destroying already cast ballots, and a multitude of crimes related to the electoral process.
Levitt comes from a background of fraud and defines voter fraud very narrowly. Vandum comes from a background of research and defines it broadly. Along with his partisanship, Levitt's narrow definition explains part of the reason Levitt ignores and minimizes vote fraud. Let’s just say we are glad the law agrees with Vandum.