Tampering with an Electronic Voting Machine

All voters are considered equal under the law. If votes are not collected and counted accurately, the results of an election may not reflect the population's wishes. As a result, voter fraud is considered a serious offense that is usually punished severely. These days, a common form of attempted voter fraud is tampering with a direct recording electronic voting machine.

Voting machines are designed to be safe and difficult to damage. Therefore, people who attempt to sway election results by tampering with them are often proficient in electronic voting technology. Voting data can be manipulated in many ways, including:

  • Preventing certain votes from being counted
  • Changing one vote into another
  • Preventing some votes from being cast altogether
  • Creating fictitious votes
  • Creating voters that do not exist, have the ability to vote, or have voting rights.

A person who tampers with a voting machine generally has something to gain from it. For example, he or she may expect to receive compensation from one or more of the politicians involved in the election. Representatives who get involved with such activity can also be charged with voting fraud.

Voter fraud is taken very seriously in our country. If you have been accused of this offense, you could be facing steep penalties. You need to discuss your rights an options with an experienced Austin voter fraud defense lawyer.

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If you or someone you know has been charged with voting fraud or tampering with a direct recording electronic voting machine, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to find out your rights in this matter

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