Electoral fraud, sometimes referred to as election manipulation, voter fraud or vote rigging, involves illegal interference with the process of an election, either by increasing the vote share of a favored candidate, depressing the vote share of rival candidates, or both. It differs from but often goes hand-in-hand with voter suppression. Electoral fraud laws vary from country to country.
Many kinds of election fraud are covered by electoral legislation; others, such as assault, harassment, and libel, violate general laws. Show elections, featuring only one candidate, are held in countries that wish to appear democratic.
A fraudulent election is basically a show election.
Mollie Hemingway’s book, Rigged, and some great independent reporting, show that 2020 election chaos was part of an effective and well-funded plan to help Democrats win by rigging the playing field. One of their tricks is called “advocacy philanthropy.”
In the 2020 election, Hemingway writes, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg used this strategy to deploy nearly half a billion dollars to help Democrat activists infiltrate local government election apparatuses, literally paying for election equipment and the salaries of partisans who counted ballots.
Technically, it isn’t fraud if it’s legal.