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President Obama wants you to know you're more likely to win the Powerball than witness voter fraud

The Pulitzer Prize-winning bipartisan fact-checking group PolitiFact recently blasted Donald Trump's threats of widespread voter fraud as being "pants-on-fire" untrue, and President Obama tried to emphasize as much in Florida with a striking comparison. "You are much likelier to get struck by lightning than to have someone next to you commit voter fraud. You'd win the Powerball," Obama told the rally.

A Loyola Law School study found only 31 instances of voter fraud between 2000 and 2014. But if you still want to buy that Powerball ticket, go right ahead.