stuff the ballot box

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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LaFaro, who was chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party, which Thomas said showed nothing illegal but was accompanied by a voice-over from LaFaro saying the man was acting to stuff the ballot box.
We are very much concerned that they may even stuff the ballot box. The latest incident in Ay-ry is the best example of this," Toprak stated.
Voting is unlimited so fans are encouraged to stuff the ballot box. The first round of voting ends today with the remaining items moving to a winner-take-all final round from Thursday through June 6.
Anything is possible so prepare for your victories and stuff the ballot box!
It's quite the pity that General Jack, who lives in Stratford County, can't pull the lever or stuff the ballot box for Frank Szabo, ain't it Snithcherinos?
Abdullah's team has claimed this is Amarkhel's voice, asking his interlocutor to stuff the ballot boxes in favour of the rival candidate Dr.
"In 1960 when Kennedy ran for the presidency against Richard Nixon, there was a family connection in Chicago with a mobster called Sam Giancana, who got all the unions to stuff the ballot boxes for the Democratic Party and Kennedy won the state of Illinois.
These people basically believe the establishment will not allow a reformist to win even if they have to stuff the ballot boxes. But that strain appears to be fading as more and more reformist voters argue that they cannot ever win if all they do is boycott the ballot box.
In the absence of any kind of monitors, either from civil society or the opposition, the activists alleged supporters of the ruling party were able to stuff the ballot boxes - something they could not do in the past because of the presence of judges in the polling stations.
The government "wants to force public sector employees and security forces to stuff the ballot boxes," he charged.