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Elections leader wants probe of more than 900 dead voters
Aiken Standard ^ | 1-12-12 | Jim Davenport

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; deaddemsvoting; deadvoters; democratcorruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; electionfraud; elections; fraud; sc; voter; voterfraud; voting
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1 posted on 01/13/2012 6:15:13 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

But I thought that we don’t need voter ID laws because the rate of election fraud is so low....


2 posted on 01/13/2012 6:17:42 AM PST by bagman
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The money quote:

The panel took no action on his report.

3 posted on 01/13/2012 6:18:56 AM PST by null and void (Day 1087 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s almost like the state needed Voter ID laws or something.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 6:18:59 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m sure Holder will be all over this. Protecting the rights of the dead to vote and to vote rat is high on the DOJ agenda.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:55 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“If you have voted after you are dead, there is a good, strong possibility that you did something illegal,”

So if you get caught voting while dead, does the Probate Court whack your estate with a fine? Maybe they knock your headstone over?


6 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:55 AM PST by DBrow
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The ‘Rats just want what is best for us.

We are just too stupid to understand their beautiful motives.


7 posted on 01/13/2012 6:23:39 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“State officials are calling for an investigation after records determined that more than 900 people listed as deceased also have recently voted”

Sheesh! How “racist” to even mention it.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:05 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: DBrow

It is much more serious than just kmocking your headstone over. You must re-register as a democrat. If you are a democrat there is no penalty.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:11 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

... and whom do you think they voted for?

Recent polls show that the (d)ead vote(D)emocrat 98.6% of the time. In this years GOP presidential preference primary, the dead turnout is expected to be low, and significantly lower than 2008 when the incumbant recieved 64.6% of the dead vote in SC. (H Clinton was second polling favorably with 22.9% of dead voters).

Interview requests with likely voters who are dead met with no response.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:32 AM PST by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: Coffee... Black... No Sugar

Is there truly any study that gives us proof of what we know, that almost every fraudulent vote is for democRats?


11 posted on 01/13/2012 6:30:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Were the recent dead votes for the SC GOP Primary?

If so, I smell a Romney Rat.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 6:30:43 AM PST by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
How about a $10,000 fine and 1 year nonsuspendable jail term if you are convicted of election fraud?
13 posted on 01/13/2012 6:32:42 AM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In today's environment there are few reasons that the voter roles can't be better maintained. A computer program whereby all deaths, drivers license changes, felony convictions, residency changes, marriages/divorces, etc could be flagged and sent to the voter registration section for necessary actions. The fact that the various gov’t departments don't provide info across lines speaks to the lack of respect the elected officials have for their constituitents.
14 posted on 01/13/2012 6:33:00 AM PST by deport
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I see dead, DemocRat voters voting!


15 posted on 01/13/2012 6:36:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: deport

I hear you and I agree.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 6:36:08 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Here we go again! “Disenfranchising” DEAD PEOPLE who can’t speak up for themselves! I smell another Holder lawsuit coming.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 6:36:50 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I can’t wait to see Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Man’s Ballot Box!


18 posted on 01/13/2012 6:37:48 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MrB

It was not my intent to mislead you. There is no study that I know of the support my figures. I would presume that any such study with “uncovering fraud” as the object would itself be injected with further fraud to protect the unrepentant guilty. Funny thing is... we all KNOW who is doing it.

I always like to point out that 72.1% of all statistics people recite are made up on the spot.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:36 AM PST by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I continue to believe that the dead are only the tip of the iceberg so far as fraudulent voting is concerned. The numbers of people who have moved out of one voting precinct to another must be much more numerous.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 01/13/2012 6:42:31 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Coffee... Black... No Sugar

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’”.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 6:43:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I can’t wait to see Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Man’s Ballot Box

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.

22 posted on 01/13/2012 6:46:14 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
South Carolina
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Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.

Hey Holder:

THIS

is why we need Voter ID in South Carolina.

Any questions?


23 posted on 01/13/2012 6:52:37 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Coffee... Black... No Sugar

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.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 6:56:51 AM PST by meepsch
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Wait. Don't tell me. Let me guess.

They voted Democrat?

25 posted on 01/13/2012 7:00:10 AM PST by Savage Beast (Only a powerful intellect and internal moral compass can resist the incessant barrage of propaganda.)
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To: Harley

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?


26 posted on 01/13/2012 7:02:11 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


27 posted on 01/13/2012 7:06:14 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

South Carolina must be the winter home of dead people from Chicago..


28 posted on 01/13/2012 7:09:17 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All
--"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. ... --

--seems to me that if you have "voted after you are dead" , somebody else has done something illegal---

29 posted on 01/13/2012 7:11:49 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Harley

I would make it a felony and incarcerate them through the next 3 national elections (6 years - the length of a Senators term).


30 posted on 01/13/2012 7:12:04 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Disenfranchising” DEAD PEOPLE who can’t speak up for themselves!”


They’re being “life-ist”!


31 posted on 01/13/2012 7:15:02 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Coffee... Black... No Sugar

And, since Clinton beat Bush, political statistics and polling are meant to influence and not measure public opinion.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 7:16:00 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

So, in reality, Democrats DO believe in resurection and life after death.


33 posted on 01/13/2012 7:18:02 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: meepsch
But how hard could it be to discover and report the party affiliation of the dead voters?

Maybe we ought to go into cemetaries and place "I plan to vote Democrat in 2012" wreaths on all of the markers.

34 posted on 01/13/2012 7:21:48 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: DBrow

Unless you are in a George Romero movie, I think that it is impossible to commit a crime if you are dead.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 7:24:49 AM PST by fhayek
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To: OrioleFan
Maybe we ought to go into cemetaries and place "I plan to vote Democrat in 2012" wreaths on all of the markers.

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.

36 posted on 01/13/2012 7:26:12 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“probe of more than 900 dead voters”

eeewwwwww!


37 posted on 01/13/2012 7:26:28 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: Travis McGee
The ‘Rats just want what is best for us.

We are just too stupid to understand their beautiful motives.


If their intentions are good, thet justifies anything they do. And they'll be happy to tell you that!
38 posted on 01/13/2012 7:29:14 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks like the democrats are right. Voter ID might keep the dead people minority from voting.


39 posted on 01/13/2012 7:31:47 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: JPG
EDITORIAL: Scandal at Justice: Enabling vote fraud ... epidemic of dead voters

..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 department’s Voting Section in November. “It has nothing to do with increasing turnout, and we are just not going to do it.”

40 posted on 01/13/2012 7:32:18 AM PST by opentalk
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My Grandmother passed away in 2003, and out of curiosity, I used a website to look up her voter registration status. Still active as of 2010. I talked with the elections office and they determined that she voted in a city election in 2005, but they assumed it was a clerical error, and not fraud. They said they were going to make sure she was removed from the voting register.


41 posted on 01/13/2012 7:33:48 AM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: MulberryDraw

Jesse Jackson inadvertantly let it out of the bag how much fraud there was when he said that requiring voter ID would reduce democrat turnout by 11%.


42 posted on 01/13/2012 7:39:53 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In a Texas senatorial election, Lyndon Johnson became known as "Lucky Lyndon" after a recount was ordered ... just before the Texas warehouse holding all the ballots burned down.

A workable Voter ID process should be mandatory in America.

43 posted on 01/13/2012 7:48:26 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: afraidfortherepublic

900 or 900,000, if one dead Republican votes (R) it will be headlines until the election.


44 posted on 01/13/2012 7:52:00 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: No Truce With Kings

“We shouldn’t be investingating the dead that voted — we should be investigating the living that voted for the dead.”

Agree and this should be a felony with a significant minimum sentence. I suspect voter fraud has altered election results and without it the Dems would not be in power today. This is so wrong and critical to our Nations survival that voter fraud should be a top priority.


45 posted on 01/13/2012 8:18:31 AM PST by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: Dead Corpse

I think they are talking about you again.


46 posted on 01/13/2012 8:21:34 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In Florida, for the “dead” to vote, they have to also make a fake ID because you have to show it.


47 posted on 01/13/2012 8:25:45 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It doesn't even take dead voters for the DemonRats to commit fraud. Just register phantom voters from vacant lots and you have a few thousand more. Add to that the inactive list of Democrats, and you have every election in the bag.

I don't know about everyone else's state, but in Texas, the voter registration card renews automatically. This HAS to change. Make voters actively "opt in" to ever election year by requiring that they register to vote annually.

48 posted on 01/13/2012 8:26:41 AM PST by fwdude
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To: meepsch
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.

It would be very interesting to collect this data but is impossible in practice. Even if a voter is proven to be a die-hard life-long Democrat, it's impossible to know how they vote. It's more revealing which party commits the fraud just by the screeching over the voter i.d. laws.

49 posted on 01/13/2012 8:34:24 AM PST by fwdude
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To: Peet

Yep. Great graphic, that’s going on my facebook.


50 posted on 01/13/2012 8:35:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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