This election year, it looks like there’s more of a chance the world will be annihilated by aliens than a presidential win by way of voter fraud.
We know that sounds strange, but, according to national data, people are 3,615 times more likely to actually report a UFO sighting than they are to commit in-person voter fraud.
While this bizarre statistic either makes the majority of us certifiable lunatics or just honest upstanding citizens, some states like Pennsylvania aren’t taking any chances, having recently implemented a new voter ID law that could possible disqualify nearly 10 percent of the state’s residents from voting in this year’s presidential election.
However, in-person voter fraud does not appear to be that big of a problem. According to research conducted by Justin Levitt, associate professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, the National UFO Reporting Center has recorded nearly 5,000 UFO sightings a year since 2000, and yet over the course of the last decade, only 13 people have been convicted of committing voter fraud.
Still, some reports indicate that recent changes in law could affect more than five million voters in states representing 179 of the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency — the majority of those being low income and minority voters alienated due to lack of government issued photo IDs.
Therefore, while it doesn’t appear that voter impersonation is going to be swaying a presidential election anytime soon, it is fun to put it into perspective.
In addition to alien sightings, Americans are three million times more likely to have a positive opinion of North Korea than commit voter fraud.
Now that’s a statistic that just might make us certifiable.