Poll: 60% of Republicans believe illegal immigrants vote; 43% believe people vote using dead people’s names

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The 2016 presidential campaign has become a referendum on the process of American electoral democracy itself. Republican candidate Donald Trump’s baseless claims of a “rigged” election and his refusal to promise to accept the outcome of November’s vote have focused renewed attention on allegations of voter fraud. Meanwhile, Trump has been criticized for calling on his supporters to “go out and watch” polling places, statements that have been interpreted as attempts to intimidate minority voters. Along with the implementation of stricter voter identification laws in several states, activists and politicians on the left have called out these efforts as voter suppression. But to what extent do Americans believe voter fraud and voter suppression occur? And are there differences that fall along party lines, as we might expect?

From The Washington Post: https://goo.gl/DdQpHC