News Fact-check: Is it rare for people to 'pretend to be someone else' while voting?

by Christopher Smith

“ But the state’s voter ID laws have been criticized by voting rights advocates, who say the laws disproportionately affect minority voters. PolitiFact found that while Cooper has a point about voter impersonation fraud, he is wrong about the prevalence of this type of fraud. “It is rare for people to ‘pretend to be someone else’ while voting,” PolitiFact wrote. “The problem is not widespread.” PolitiFact rated Cooper’s statement Mostly True.

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