“Voter fraud is more believable when your candidate loses”

LSE Blog:

Recent years have seen many red states introduce new voter identification laws, with politicians often citing the need to maintain public confidence in the voting process as a justification. But is public confidence in voting driven by other, more subjective factors? In new research using election polling,Michael W. Sances and Charles Stewart find that voters are more likely to believe that elections have been fair if their candidate wins and less so if when their favored candidate loses.


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