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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:30 PM

953 Dead People Voted in SC

Already, there has been some question into folks who cast their ballots on Saturday.

South Carolina's Attorney General, Alan Wilson has notified the U.S. Justice Department of potential voter fraud.

Wilson says an analysis found 953 ballots cast by voters were people who are listed as dead.

He has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate.



http://www.wtoc.com/story/16571904/south-carolinas-attorney-general-detects-voter-fraud-for-primaries

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Reply 953 Dead People Voted in SC (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Jan 2012 OP
FLAprogressive Jan 2012 #1
Ellipsis Jan 2012 #13
EFerrari Jan 2012 #47
Summer Hathaway Jan 2012 #2
lunatica Jan 2012 #17
Summer Hathaway Jan 2012 #19
aquart Jan 2012 #35
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #42
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #3
QED Jan 2012 #4
BumRushDaShow Jan 2012 #5
Ellipsis Jan 2012 #6
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #8
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #31
GoCubsGo Jan 2012 #16
Ellipsis Jan 2012 #20
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #7
Seedersandleechers Jan 2012 #10
Ellipsis Jan 2012 #12
meow2u3 Jan 2012 #27
pinboy3niner Jan 2012 #9
DeathToTheOil Jan 2012 #11
Gman Jan 2012 #14
jimlup Jan 2012 #15
Ellipsis Jan 2012 #18
pinboy3niner Jan 2012 #21
Skip Intro Jan 2012 #22
newspeak Jan 2012 #36
yellowcanine Jan 2012 #37
Swede Jan 2012 #23
LineLineReply .
Ellipsis Jan 2012 #24
Swede Jan 2012 #25
joeglow3 Jan 2012 #26
kwassa Jan 2012 #28
appleannie1 Jan 2012 #29
Stevepol Jan 2012 #30
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2012 #32
EFerrari Jan 2012 #45
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2012 #33
txlibdem Jan 2012 #39
lunatica Jan 2012 #34
yellowcanine Jan 2012 #38
spanone Jan 2012 #40
sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #41
barbtries Jan 2012 #43
Nikia Jan 2012 #44
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2012 #46

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. This sure is convenient. Now they have ammo to get a Voter ID bill passed. I smell an inside job.

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Response to FLAprogressive (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:48 PM

13. You're right... The analysis came out of research for the state's new voter identification law.

The U.S. Justice Department denied clearance of that law.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:44 PM

47. SC constitution says votes must be counted in public so their all touchscreen elections are likely

illegal no matter if dead people vote or not.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:33 PM

2. Well, it would figure that dead folks

would vote Republican. Their brains have decomposed.

What's everyone else's excuse?

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:52 PM

17. LOL!

Caught me totally by surprise and the laughter feels good.

Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:56 PM

19. You're very welcome! n/t

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:45 AM

35. +1

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:00 PM

42. +1

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:33 PM

3. That's ten times the number of almost dead people who actually voted.

 

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:34 PM

4. Hm. I thought only Democrats engaged in voter fraud.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:36 PM

5. So was little Jimmy O'Keefe at it again?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:36 PM

6. Do you have to sign a poll book in SC? I'm not buying It. It's most likely some internal FU

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:38 PM

8. The Iowa GOP "lost" the votes from 8 counties ... must have had dead people managing their election.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:13 AM

31. Actually they were NOT lost. The eight precincts just didn't mail in the certified forms ...


One of the guys that was supposed to send his precincts certified forms in forgot and left on a vacation, and I forget some of the other ones excuses.

But the numbers were called in on election night.

The numbers were called in, they just weren't ever certified.

p.s. I believe it was Rachel Maddow that did a blip about it.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:50 PM

16. Yes. You do.

It's just like everywhere else. It's either an internal FU or a BS story.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:56 PM

20. We don't sign poll books in Wis. See post #18 for better perspective on what's going down.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:37 PM

7. Most SC GOP members are "dead inside" ... so not a big surprise.

I'm curious who these dead people voted for ... Reagan??

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:41 PM

10. I'm curious too as to how they voted

Can that be checked?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:45 PM

12. The letter doesn't say in which elections the ballots were cast.

In 71 percent of those cases, ballots were cast between two months and 76 months after the people died. That means they "voted" up to 6 1/3 years after their death.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:35 PM

27. Now we have a reason to keep REPUKES from voting

They belong in the cold, cold ground--not at the polls.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:39 PM

9. Was Merle Haggard one of them?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:41 PM

11. Proving that America has the BEST DAMN HEALTH CARE ON THE PLANET!

 

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:48 PM

14. The dead would never vote in a GOP primary

They vote Democrat. At least here in S Texas.

It is, of course, an uncontested primary for the Democratic nominee. So maybe they're part of our Operation Chaos.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:48 PM

15. You have to conceed that this is funny

Dead voters for the clown show - it couldn't get much better. I assume the dead voted for mittens but maybe it is just bad record keeping but either way it is funny - thanks.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:54 PM

18. Dead Voters in South Carolina? Maybe. Maybe Not. January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012, 3:09 pm

By ANDREW ROSENTHAL

(snip)

Kevin Schwedo, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, looked at the data and said he found 37,295 cases in which the person was listed as dead. Of that number, he said, 957 voted in “recent elections.”

If 957 people went around pretending to be a dead person in order to cast a ballot, that’s fraud. But it’s a tiny problem–such a minute percentage of the state’s 2,495,000 registered voters that it’s not even worth calculating. It’s not in the same space-time-continuum as the potential disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of voters. And yes I know there was an 8 vote margin in the Iowa caucuses.

But we don’t know enough about Mr. Schwedo’s statement to even reach that conclusion. Mr. Schwedo testified in the state legislature the other day that he did not know how long a period the data covered – just that it was “recent elections.” So it could have been 957 people in the last election, or the last 10 elections.

And, to compound the problem, no one even knows if those people are actually dead, or if they’re just listed as dead in state records, which everyone seems to admit are in a terrible state. The solution here is better record keeping and regular purging of voter rolls.


http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/dead-voters-in-south-carolina-maybe-maybe-not/

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:58 PM

21. Thanks to the fine work by Henry Gibson's United Appeal For The Dead...

&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

R.I.P., Henry (and South Carolina voters).

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:58 PM

22. Just as the Justice Dept and SC are in battle over SC's new Voter ID law...

what a coincidence...

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:58 AM

36. I'm not buying it

first you have that young arsehole winger (thinks he's some kind of journalist) attempting to commit voter fraud. Now you have this shite. It looks like they are creating the problem, so they can bully in their voter ID law solution. I'm more worried about ELECTION fraud, than the minute amount of voter fraud. That's too high of a number, when it's already been stated that voter fraud is about one per cent. I believe someone is doing it on purpose for a reason.

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Response to newspeak (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:04 AM

37. I am not either. The person who actually voted obviously wasn't dead. I am guessing this is

a combination of name similarities and mistakes by election officials or voters.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:18 PM

23. Zombies vote?

Hmmm

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Response to Swede (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:23 PM

24. .

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:27 PM

25. Dead voters vote Republican?

nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:33 PM

26. "This guy here is dead."

 

"Cross him off, then."

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:36 PM

28. were they also vampires from "True Blood"?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:46 PM

29. How can one tell the difference between really dead and Republican? Neither have functioning brains

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:57 AM

30. With paperless electronic voting how can they even check?

Matching one fantasy list with another is about the best that can be done. The chances of this being true is about equal to the chance of a completely unknown candidate like Alvin Greene winning the Democratric primary.

Both of them, if they happened, are just cases of manipulating easily manipulated software.

Because the Democratic party of SC decided not to demand an investigation and a new election when the obvious fraud happened with Greene, they deserve anything that the Republicans want to do in elections there.

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Response to Stevepol (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:14 AM

32. The decision not to fight the 'Greene' battle

all the way was more of an internal Democratic Party matter than a decision about voter fraud. It would have been long and messy. Because Greene would not step aside, forcing him out would have caused major problems. Gawd and everybody talked to him,but he wouldn't budge.

If there is a Democrat vs Republican problem, they will take that all the way.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:34 PM

45. Like they did in Ohio. Oh, wait. n/t

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:15 AM

33. They aren't DEAD!

They are just resting for the Rapture.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #33)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:11 AM

39. It means they're Republicans: they didn't have the common sense to know when to die

"Wait! I can't die. There might be some LGBT people out there or abortion clinics that haven't been bombed."

Too sick in the head to know when it's time to die. Republicans.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:39 AM

34. This thread is a DUZY

It needs to get an award or something.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:07 AM

38. Were the dead people driving? That would be more scary.

I ask this because this was based on an analysis by the Dept of Motor Vehicles.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:12 AM

40. well, with newt they finally have a candidate.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:59 AM

41. Guess it is only the Republicans that have to be concerned about voter fraud.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:30 PM

43. republicans.

need i say more.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:30 PM

44. I think that this would be rather risky

You would have to know where the dead person had voted and possibly their address. This would have to be different from your voting place or you would get caught for sure. You would have to count on the fact that their registration had not been purged yet and that no one else was impersonating them. You would also have to count on the fact that the poll workers would not recognize you nor the dead person nor know about the death.
I don't know why anyone would risk this just to get an extra vote or two in.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:37 PM

46. Oh no!

"The dead have risen.....and they're voting Republican!!!"

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