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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:40 PM

More Politifact: Thousands of dead people are not registered to vote in North Carolina

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RALEIGH -- An email circulating in North Carolina claims there are thousands of registered voters in the state who are more than 110 years old.

"PROOF!! North Carolina has the world's oldest voters!" reads the subject line.

The implication is it is voter fraud.

Politifact did some digging and found the claim is false.

http://abc11.com/2013206/



From Politifact:



A chain email has begun circulating in North Carolina that claims widespread irregularities in the state’s voter rolls.

The email caught our attention with its subject line, "PROOF !! North Carolina has the world's oldest voters !"

It says there are thousands of registered voters in North Carolina who are 110 or more years old, including one person who is a whopping 219 years old.

Though tongue-in-cheek, the implication is clear – that many dead people are still actively registered, perhaps allowing others to commit voter fraud by casting ballots in their names.

"Perhaps it is something in the (North) Carolina water," the email begins. "I doubt there is another state in the Union who could claim, as NC does, to have 5,376 voters 110 years old, or older. One current voter was born in 1798, making him a rather hefty 219 years old, thereby nearly doubling the age of the oldest person on earth."

Read more:

http://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2017/may/18/chain-email/no-thousands-dead-people-are-not-registered-vote-n/

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littlemissmartypants May 19 #3
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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:55 PM

1. Even if they were on the rolls, it's only a problem if they "voted".

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:02 PM

2. The NCGOP, Art Pope, Civitas has been pushing this lie for years. n/t

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:15 PM

3. So why signal boost it, bathroommonkey76?

You're not working for the other side, are you?

Nice to know you are familiar with Art Pope. But do we really need more spreading of his lies here?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:18 PM

4. WTVD just posted this story on its website

because people are getting this chain mail and spreading it online. Did you look at the video that was posted on the WTVD link?

Working for the other side? Give me a frickin break.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:33 PM

5. Lighten up, Frances.

What's the point of the post? You should have clarified your intentions in the OP. It's still a signal boost of bad information when posted without comment by you. Give yourself a break and don't forget not everyone is as informed as you seem to be. A little back story next time? I'm certainly not a fan of signal boosting fake news. I'm hoping you get my drift and instead of the drive by posting, give us a little commentary next time. So we're clear about your intentions, please. Thanks.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:45 PM

6. I think the post speaks for itself, Frances.

How is this fake news? If you click on the PolitifactNC link it will take you into another rabbit hole filled with exciting new words from an article posted yesterday!

Of course I'll mention Pope, Civitas, and the NCGOP all in one breath since they are the ones who are more than likely behind this BS chain mail.

I don't think I have to explain myself to anyone for posting a link to a story that is a day old.





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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:51 PM

7. If you want to sling insults please proceed.

You're missing the point entirely.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:59 PM

8. Show me my insults. n/t

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