If dead people keep voting, our next president may be a zombie.
A few days ago, it was reported the ‘mummified’ body of a Michigan woman who died in 2008 had just been discovered in her home.
Now we learn the woman voted in the 2010 governor’s race.
The Detroit Free Press reports Pia Farrenkopf, 49 at the time of her death in 2006, registered to vote in 2006 and did not vote until November of 2010.
Voting officials say the dead woman’s vote may have been due to a clerical error.
As messed up as Fulton County elections have been, that excuse makes perfect sense.
The voting dead are more common that the walking dead.
Since 2000, Newsday reports 270 people in New York’s Nassau County voted after dying. For being dead, some are quite politically active — one man voted 14 times after his death.
New York officials say the votes are dispersed so evenly among 20 elections that there’s no evidence of fraud.
I don’t think there’s any fraud either. If you are going to steal an election you would do it with hackers, not gravediggers.
The problem is that voter rolls are not frequently or accurately updated and no one in charge seems to thin there’s enough benefit to improving a sloppy system that works just well enough.
It’s a good thing the government doesn’t design cars. Can you imagine how dangerous a car designed by a government-controlled company would be?
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