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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We are very much concerned that they may even stuff the ballot box.
Voting is unlimited so fans are encouraged to 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?
Fox acknowledges that the callers included some ``power dialers'' hoping to stuff the ballot box and influence the outcome, but the producers say they were a statistically insignificant number.
And in an attempt to drive up the credibility of this, they've expanded the ``ESPY Awards Academy'' to include 39 current and former editors, writers and columnists from the newspaper world, plus 16 broadcasters (17, if you include Larry King) to go with the two dozen ESPN employees who stuff the ballot box.
Every year we've caught people trying to hack in and stuff the ballot box.