I’m not planning to of course as I’m in a solid blue state but I was wondering just how difficult it would be to subvert the democratic process of one man, one vote under the following scenarios:
I am a legal US citizen but I want to vote more than once
I am a convicted felon but I would like to vote
I am an non-citizen who would like to vote
Under the following conditions:
I have planned this out many months in advance
I decide the night before.
I personally have never voted in the US as I am a non-citizen but I recall in Australia involved presenting one form of ID so your name can be ticked off the registration rolls and then you go into a booth and fill in your ballot.
It always struck me that the ballots seemed incredibly easy to forge so one could walk into the booth with a few pre-printed ballots in their pocket and, in effect, vote multiple times. I suppose this would be detectable by comparing the number of ballots entered vs the number of people who were checked off the roll but at that point, it becomes impossible to know which ballots were the invalid ones.
What about in places where you can vote at multiple locations? How do they ensure that you don’t just vote twice? What if you managed to get a fake ID?
Elections seems like an interesting security problem because you’re balancing the integrity of the elections against convenience and resource constraints. Just how easy would it be to fake a vote?