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The case of ‘zombie’ voters in South Carolina [Fact Checker]
The Washington Post ^ | 7/25/2013 | Glenn Kessler

Posted on 07/25/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT by Incorrigible

The case of ‘zombie’ voters in South Carolina

Take a look at the rather definitive statements made by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, such as “we know for a fact that there are deceased people whose identities are being used in elections in South Carolina.”

This was a rather shocking claim, which stemmed from allegations made by Kevin Schwedo, executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. (“Well over 900 individuals appear to have voted after they died.”) One state lawmaker famously declared: “We must have certainty in South Carolina that zombies aren’t voting.”


It turns out the claims of 953 votes by dead people actually involved not one election but 74 elections over a seven-year period.

So SLED’s investigation centered on 207 votes that allegedly were made by dead people in the Nov. 2, 2010 election — when a total of 1,365,480 votes were cast — after officials concluded that that batch constituted a “representative sampling” of the alleged voting irregularities. (Note that the number of alleged dead votes was less than 2/10,000th of all of the votes cast in that election.)

The report confirms what the State Election Commission had found after preliminarily examining some of the allegations: The so-called votes by dead people were the result of clerical errors or mistaken identities.


In other words, no zombie voters — just egg on the face of the politicians who promoted these “facts” across national television. So do they have any regrets?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: election; fraud

There may in fact be fraud, but this case could make Voter ID laws more difficult to implement elsewhere.


1 posted on 07/25/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible

Voting for the Dead is SO obsolete. The fashion now is to register as many folks as possible and, for those registered but never/seldom actually voting, VOTE FOR THEM. Never let a good voter registration go to waste.

2 posted on 07/25/2013 8:09:59 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Incorrigible; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Calling all Zombies...

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3 posted on 07/25/2013 8:19:50 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: House Atreides

It is,after all, The Chicago Way!

4 posted on 07/25/2013 8:34:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Incorrigible

Put on your barf bag and read the comments - Kool-Aid drinkers one and all.

And, Oh So Smug.

5 posted on 07/25/2013 8:49:55 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

I did look down at the comments and the smugness nearly suffocated me.

6 posted on 07/25/2013 9:06:42 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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