Legal Processes for Contesting the Results of a Presidential Election

Source: Jack Maskell, Congressional Research Service, CRS Report, R44659, October 24, 2016

Questions occasionally surface regarding potential voting fraud or election irregularities in presidential elections. …. If legitimate and verifiable allegations of voting fraud, or indications of misconduct by election officials on election day are presented, what legal recourses are available to complainants to litigate and potentially to remedy such wrongs and to contest the result of a presidential election? ….