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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Election Scam That Isn't

Republicans are concerned, or pretend to be, about voter fraud.  They want voter ID laws to prevent all this fraud.  It just so happens that voter ID laws discriminate against minorities and the poor (who tend to vote Democratic), but that's not why Republicans are doing it.  It is because of the massive voter fraud.  Massive, I tells ya!

Like what just happened in South Carolina.  The South Carolina DMV produced a list of 957 dead people who they claim managed against all odds to vote in South Carolina’s primary last weekend.  But they only turned six of those names over to the South Carolina state elections commission.  And guess what?

One allegedly dead voter on the DMV's list cast an absentee ballot before dying; another was the result of a poll worker mistakenly marking the voter as his deceased father; two were clerical errors resulting from stray marks on voter registration lists detected by a scanner; two others resulted from poll managers incorrectly marking the name of the voter in question instead of the voter above or below on the list.

So, basically, of the six dead voters they looked at, the agency found every one of them to be alive and otherwise eligible to vote, except for the one who had voted before dying.

Zombies don't vote.  The more you know....

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