Skip to comments.The case of ‘zombie’ voters in South Carolina [Fact Checker]
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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 arent 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 SLEDs 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?
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
There may in fact be fraud, but this case could make Voter ID laws more difficult to implement elsewhere.
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.
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It is,after all, The Chicago Way!
Put on your barf bag and read the comments - Kool-Aid drinkers one and all.
And, Oh So Smug.
I did look down at the comments and the smugness nearly suffocated me.
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