Skip to comments.Summary: Dead voters could make a difference
Posted on 10/31/2004 10:41:13 AM PST by SmithL
GHOST VOTERS: An untold number of absentee and early ballots cast before Election Day by people who later die will be counted. States differ on whether they count such votes and what they do to weed them out.
GETTING WORSE: New in-person early voting used by millions in at least 30 states makes it harder to retrieve ballots after a voter's death.
SO WHAT? An average of 455 voting-age people die in Florida every day -- nearly as many as the 537 who decided the presidential election in Florida in 2000.
RATTLING CHAINS: Thousands of lawyers from both parties could find the phenomenon of dead voters more than just an Election Day curiosity
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For a second I thought the article was about the Maimi condo vote. But I guess that would be "living dead."
And not just the recently dead.
WOW! Dead Men really *do* tell tales!
I can't get too worked up over this. I expect the number of perfectly legimate of votes cast early, in good faith, by folks who then die before election day is miniscule compared to the number of deliberate, fraudulent votes. Furthermore, votes cast early by people who die before election day probably don't help one side all that disproportionately, but there's little doubt as to which party benefits hugely from deliberate vote fraud.
Dead voters, illegal voters (aliens or felons), and multiple voters are a key component to Democrat victories in close races.
Do Republican absentee voters die in different numbers than absentee Rat voters? I think not.
If the ballot was cast legitimately, I don't see the concern. The person cast his/her vote prior to his/her death within the perscribed voting period.
Now, if we can keep the democrats out of the grave yards where they often go to find additional voters. It would be interesting to go back through the last 75 years and see how many "ghosts" voted for democrats over that time span.
To restore the integrity of our elections, the U.S. needs to:
1. Purge voter rolls of dead and ineligible voters. This is not routinely done.
2. Get rid of Motor Voter -- an open invitation to fraud
3. Get rid of Provisional Ballots. The responsibility belongs on citizens to get properly registered and to know where to vote.
4. Get rid of early voting and absentee ballots except in honest, justified and verified cases of hardship such as being bedridden or being out of the country.
5. Harshly prosecute offenders
Al Gore opened up a Pandora's Box when he decided to litigate the 2000 election in stark contrast to all previous presidential candidates who lost in close elections. I fear we are destined to have all future elections decided by the state and federal courts because of his feckless and irresponsible behaivor.
I was talking to an 85-year old who is still active in business. He makes sure he votes the first day early voting opens, just in case he dies before election day. It would be impossible to retrieve his ballot, because it goes into a ballot box just like the ballot boxes used on election day.
I agree. The GOP would be very wise to NOT fight DQing a vote from someone who voted then died. This is a PR war and taking away granny's vote looks pretty cold and given the way the dem spin machine works...would make us look like a bunch of ogers. We do, however, need to keep the already dead from voting.
The Democrats Decomposing Voters Get A Hand Going To The Polls.
I don't really see a legal challenge (of course, I'm not a lawyer either). The ballot was legally completed prior to death. We need to be more concerned with the long dead who are voting.
Terry McCauliffe is probably reading the obituary pages closely and making sure that absentee ballots are provided for these dead voters. The grim reaper endorses lurch for president.
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