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stuff the ballot box

To manipulate or rig an election by entering fraudulent, illegal votes into a ballot in order to secure victory for a particular candidate or outcome. Though it is widely believed that the president of the country and his cronies have been stuffing the ballot box for the past several elections, as they control the regulatory committee there is no way to prove it. Opponents of the outcome have accused its supporters of stuffing the ballot box, but so far have provided no evidence whatsoever to back up that claim.
See also: box, stuff

stuff the ballot box

to fill a ballot box with illegal votes or with more votes than the number of actual voters. The politician was charged with stuffing the ballot box. The ballot box was stuffed with lots of votes for the crooked politician.
See also: box, stuff

stuff the ballot box

Put fraudulent votes in a ballot box, or otherwise cheat in an election. For example, The only way he'll win is if we stuff the ballot box. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: box, stuff
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