The Alabama Republican Party is serious about stopping voter fraud. So serious we are offering a $1,000 reward for information that directly leads to a conviction of a felony for voter fraud. Any suspicion of fraud or witnessing the willful non-enforcement of the Alabama’s voter laws needs to be reported. In order to report suspected voter fraud, simply call our toll free hotline at 844-AL-FRAUD (844-253-7283).
“Reward Stop Voter Fraud” signs with our hotline number will be placed at random polling locations tomorrow and at all polling locations in November. Poll watchers trained by ALGOP staff will also be watching to ensure that Alabama’s election laws – including the new photo voter ID law – are not being violated. Our signs and poll watchers will send a clear message to those wishing to commit voter fraud. Anyone attempting to tamper with the election process will be caught and will be prosecuted.
True the Vote website reports the following statistics in their article How Widespread is Voter Fraud? | 2012 Facts & Figures from 2012:
- More than 24 million voter registrations are invalid yet remain on the rolls nationally
- More than 1.8 million dead voters are still on the rolls nationally
- More than 2.75 million Americans are registered to vote in more than one state
>>>We recently learned that Alabama has four counties with more registered voters than the adult population in those counties.
Every voter should be on the alert and watch for voter fraud tomorrow. Some of the most common violations include: not showing proper photo ID; voter solicitation within 30 feet of polling locations; passing out campaign literature or marked sample ballots within 30 feet of polling locations; poll worker voter intimidation and misinformation; vote buying; ballot stuffing; recording votes incorrectly; destruction or invalidation of ballots; and tampering with voting machines.
We have worked closely with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General to ensure that we have the best ballot security program possible on Tuesday. Attorney General Luther Strange [link to article] has warned that those who commit voter fraud will be prosecuted: “The right to vote is a sacred, fundamental civil right and the foundation of our democracy. It is vital that we preserve the integrity of our elections process. We take all allegations of voter fraud seriously, and when the situation and facts warrant it, we will investigate and prosecute these matters aggressively.”
While the vast majority of voters would never commit voter fraud, there is a small percentage of voters who will attempt to manipulate the voting process. The best thing that you can do to offset voter fraud is to get out and vote tomorrow. By voting you will be part of the solution. Some races are going to be determined by a very small margin and your vote could make the difference. Remind your friends and family of the importance of voting on Tuesday. Every vote counts!