Opponent of Republican Voter ID Laws Uses TruthMarket to Crowd-fund $10,000 Bounty for Anyone Proving the Volume of Voter Fraud Is Significant

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Asserting that voter ID laws aim to suppress voting by poor and elderly citizens, a registered user of TruthMarket, the site that enables grassroots, crowd-funding of challenges to political and commercial misinformation, is crowd-funding a $10,000 bounty for proof of significant voter fraud

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These laws predictably disenfranchise mostly poor and elderly voters.

TruthMarket, a division of Truth Seal Corp., today announced that a private citizen, Geoff Tranchina, is using the platform to dispute claims that new voter ID laws address a significant problem of voter fraud. If Tranchina is able to crowd-fund $10,000 from other citizens opposing these laws, he will be able to launch a campaign to challenge the claims of Republican legislators promulgating these laws. The first person who can deliver verifiable proof that more than 0.1% votes were fraudulent in any statewide or federal election since 2000 would win a $10,000 bounty.

Stating that voter fraud is, in fact, insignificant, Tranchina’s campaign will maintain that actions to ram through voter fraud laws requiring government-issued photo IDs are a thinly disguised Republican power grab. Even the Bush administration refuted those claims as fraudulent. Tranchina states that, “Since many poor and elderly citizens cannot easily get to government offices or bear the costs in time and money to secure government IDs, these laws predictably disenfranchise mostly poor and elderly voters. Jim Crow laws were used for decades, in a similar way, to keep freed slaves from voting, and other barriers have been put in front of disadvantaged voters ever since.” By barring these voters, who generally favor Democratic candidates, from polling places, the laws are likely to reduce their numbers and influence election results.

To win the $10,000 bounty, a campaign challenger will have to provide verifiable evidence that more than 0.1% votes were fraudulent in any statewide or federal election since 2000.

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TruthMarket is a division of Truth Seal, a California Corporation. TruthMarket is designed to be a popular online platform that enables everyone to campaign for truth in public dialogue. The primary objective is to increase truth and trust throughout the public information space – online and offline – by publicly exposing false claims and highlighting true claims. TruthMarket’s ultimate goal is to predispose all public dialogue toward truth telling

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