Signatures — The Difficult Part

In our edited book Election Fraud there is a Chapter by Todd Donovan and Dan Smith about signature fraud and their analysis shows that a small but significant number of signatures in petition drives are fraudulent.

Also, and even more problematic though, is that signature checking is not easy but is often treated as a “duh” activity, as though comparing signatures is something everyone can do. There is actually a large literature in psychology showing why signature comparisons are very hard.