The debate "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election the people who count the votes do" was started by
March 15, 2015, 3:57 pm.
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bobbybill, Cody, misfitcarrot, ms_open_mind, gtomk, JMP9940, transfanboy, redstar and 5 visitors agree.
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The title is a paraphrase of Joesph Stalin's quote.
There are numerous things to prevent election fraud, which is what you are suggesting happens.
First, there are multiple counters. To fake results, the counters would have to all agree who was going to win, by how much, and all without anyone else noticing.
Second, there are observers whose sole job it's to watch for this. There are almost always observers from each campaign present to make sure that votes are being counted fairly.
Finally, with electronic voting machines, there is no counter. You could claim that the person programming the machines could fake it, or the person reporting the results, but either way there is an easily found trail.
To be fair, all of these things occur in Canadian elections. If the original poster is from another nation, they may have more problems with election fraud, but in North America the system has developed to minimize the chances as much as humanly possible.