How common is electoral fraud? How important is it? Although much of the research on unreformed electoral systems paints a rough portrait of ballot rigging, only a few of these studies try to assess its weight in electoral competition. This is an important issue because certifiers of electoral returns often dismiss allegations of fraud by claiming that legal violations do not affect results.
The worst ever case of electoral malpractice was witnessed in Liberia.Former Liberian President, Charles King earned himself a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records for one of the most bizarre reasons ever.
General elections were held in Liberia in 1927. In the presidential election, the result was a victory for Charles D. B. King of the True Whig Party, who was re-elected for a third term after defeating Thomas J. Faulkner of the People’s Party.
The elections were referred to as “the most rigged ever” by Francis Johnson-Morris, a modern head of the country’s National Elections Commission, and also made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the most fraudulent election ever reported in history, as despite there being fewer than 15,000 registered voters, King received around 243,000 votes, compared to 9,000 for Faulkner.
Are you thinking its a joke ? Well it actually happened and it was enough for re-election
Election rigging accusations have been common in the world today not only In African countries but also developed nations like US.