Writing at AL.com, a CPA experienced in investigation financial fraud applies his experience to Florida vote-counting debacle and finds no evidence of fraud. In doing so, he lists a number of items he does see evident in Florida and describes how they are not evidence of fraud. He starts by pointing out that fraud, by definition, is intentional.
It’s an interesting, timely read. Here’s a bit:
Lesson 2 – Incompetence is not fraud. Some parties interested in the Brevard County, Florida, recount have opined that the Supervisor of Elections is incompetent. Even if this was proven to be true, it is not evidence of fraud. Being bad at your job might make the commission of fraud easier, but it is, in itself, not evidence of fraud.
Lesson 5 – Other violations of election law alleged are not fraud. In heavily Republican Bay County, Florida, the Supervisor of Elections allowed some citizens to vote by email despite that not being allowed by law. While this may be illegal, there was no misrepresentation of truth or concealment of material fact. This does not meet the definition of fraud.