Google Searches For ‘Election Fraud Punishment,’ ‘Jail’ Skyrocketed Ahead of The Election


Searches for terms such as “election fraud punishment,” “election fraud jail,” and “how to sell ballot” surged in popularity leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

The four terms – “election fraud punishment,” “election fraud jail,” “election fraud prison,” and “how to sell ballot” – surged in popularity according to data analysis done by Google trends.

For example, a month prior to the election, the phrase “how to sell ballot” rose in popularity, hovering around 50% and hit peak popularity on October 30th.

“Election fraud jail” also spiked in popularity a few days prior to the election, as did the other terms pertaining to inquiries about punishments for conducting “election fraud.”

Google trends also reveals how these search terms were considerably more prevalent in specific areas of the country – especially swing states like Pennsylvania and Arizona.

For example, “election fraud punishment” was most popular in Arizona and Pennsylvania and “election fraud jail” prevailed in Arizona and Texas.

What’s more, “how to sell ballot” was most popular in California, followed by Arizona and Pennsylvania. “Election fraud prison” was most popular in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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