Claims have circulated this election season about the extent of voter fraud. But putting rhetoric aside to look at the facts makes clear fraud is vanishingly rare, and does not happen on a scale even close to that necessary to “rig” an election.
Reports of Russian “interference” in the 2016 election have left many asking how secure and reliable our voting systems are. Despite these facts, state legislatures and Congress are not providing the funds to upgrade and replace them.
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) suspended its participation in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force last month. It was the culmination of a seven-year effort by community groups to hold the SFPD to the city’s legally codified standards of transparency and accountability.