Skip to comments.Elections leader wants probe of more than 900 dead voters
Posted on 01/13/2012 6:15:07 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
COLUMBIA -- State officials are calling for an investigation after records determined that more than 900 people listed as deceased also have recently voted, calling into question the integrity of the state's election system as South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary just 10 days away.
What's unclear from the analysis released Wednesday to a House Judiciary Committee panel from the state Department of Motor Vehicles is whether voter fraud was committed by people assuming the identities of the deceased or if poor record keeping has resulted in South Carolina residents being classified as deceased.
Kevin Shwedo, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, did not have answers, saying that would be up to investigators. He based his testimony before lawmakers on state Election Commission records that included when people last voted and matched that with death records.
The panel took no action on his report.
"If you have voted after you are dead, there is a good, strong possibility that you did something illegal," he said to reporters after speaking to the panel. "At that point in time, it comes out of my hands and goes into legal hands. ... It's not my job to explain that."
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I figured that such a study would be as taboo as
“what is the correllation between childhood/adolescent sexual abuse and later self-identification as ‘homosexual’”.
awesome! The plotline "the dead can only rest once all their ballots are counted"
and somehow it's for the children and it is Bush's fault that they remain "undead" and disenfranchised.
is why we need Voter ID in South Carolina.
I get it. “Recent polls” of the “dead”. I hoped, for a minute that you were serious. But how hard could it be to discover and report the party affiliation of the dead voters? Wouldn’t that be worth some of the RNC’s money to fund a study to determine which way voter fraud leans? Common sense will give you the answer but I’d still like to see it verified.
They voted Democrat?
How about you lose your right to ever vote again and can never be within 500 ft of a polling place, politician or political office?
I don’t think the problem comes from the dead voting. In fact, if someone *is* dead, and comes in to a polling place, I think I would be inclined to let the corpse vote. (Do you really want to stop someone *so* determined to cast a ballot that they would rise from their grave to do so?)
No, my objection is to having someone else vote a proxy for a dead person. We shouldn’t be investingating the dead that voted — we should be investigating the living that voted for the dead.
South Carolina must be the winter home of dead people from Chicago..
--seems to me that if you have "voted after you are dead" , somebody else has done something illegal---
I would make it a felony and incarcerate them through the next 3 national elections (6 years - the length of a Senators term).
Disenfranchising DEAD PEOPLE who cant speak up for themselves!”
And, since Clinton beat Bush, political statistics and polling are meant to influence and not measure public opinion.
So, in reality, Democrats DO believe in resurection and life after death.
Maybe we ought to go into cemetaries and place "I plan to vote Democrat in 2012" wreaths on all of the markers.
Unless you are in a George Romero movie, I think that it is impossible to commit a crime if you are dead.
I forgot to add, it would be easy to get a list of names of people who died in 2011/12 - just go to the library and scan the obits - they usually tell you where the interrment is. Better yet, most of the newspapers and funeral homes put the obits online; that's where the Democrats get the names of potential "swing" voters.
“probe of more than 900 dead voters”
The Rats just want what is best for us.
We are just too stupid to understand their beautiful motives.
Looks like the democrats are right. Voter ID might keep the dead people minority from voting.
..top Justice Department official Julie Fernandes had openly refused to enforce laws that require states to remove ineligible names -dead people, felons, people who have moved -from voter rolls.
We have no interest in enforcing this provision of the law, Ms. Fernandes reportedly told a roomful of employees of the departments Voting Section in November. It has nothing to do with increasing turnout, and we are just not going to do it.