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Posted by on Jun 4, 2009 in Politics | 8 comments

Bring Out Your Dead!

I was pointed to this story from Minnesota Majority by Hot Air and Yid with Lid. Normally one only finds stories of miraculous resurrection either in Easter services or the South Side of Chicago, but apparently the phenomenon has spread to the frozen wastelands of Minnesota.

Today, Minnesota Majority announced the discovery of individuals who were deceased prior to November 4, 2008, yet have voter history records on the secretary of state’s files that indicate they voted in the 2008 General Election.

Minnesota Majority employed a data enhancement service to flag potentially deceased individuals on Minnesota’s voter registration file. Over 2,800 individuals who voted in the 2008 general election were flagged as being “deceased” prior to the election.

Everyone does a *fairly* good job of avoiding blatant finger pointing toward either party here, but the larger lesson should be clear for all of us. The SecState over there has been asleep at the switch and I’m sure this isn’t the only state where it’s going on. It doesn’t even need to be intentional malfeasance, but neglect can open the door for fraud by bad actors. That state’s Senate race (still in progress) showed exactly how close an election can be, even state-wide, and fraud on this level can make a real difference.

We already have the Help America Vote Act in place. Now it might be time to start working on a similar bill to ensure ethics and accountability in voter tracking across the country.

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  • HemmD

    jazz

    Does this article discuss the distribution of these dead voters. If the dead came from politically solid districts of one party or he other, then there’s a good chance this is a problem. If the dead are evenly distributed, then statistically, it’s a wash as to the outcome of the election.

    You’d think picture IDs would preclude the dead, but I may not be as sharp as election officials. 🙂

  • jwest

    If it wasn’t for the dead and illegal voters, there wouldn’t be any Democrats in office.

  • GeorgeSorwell

    Everyone knows Minnesota has problems with their elections.

    Perhaps the main problem is they have close elections. For example, Republican Tim Pawlenty only won by 1% of the vote in 2006. Let alone the ongoing marathon of madness over the Senate seat.

  • CStanley

    We already have the Help America Vote Act in place. Now it might be time to start working on a similar bill to ensure ethics and accountability in voter tracking across the country.

    How dare you perpetuate that Republican myth, Jazz. Repeat after me: “There is no such thing as vote fraud.” “There is no such thing as vote fraud”…

    Anyone who claims this should be investigated should remember, there is no proof that any fraud was involved- therefore, we should not investigate!

  • rudi

    If it wasn’t for the dead and illegal voters, there wouldn’t be any Democrats in office.

    Is there any difference with brain dead Republicans?

  • EEllis

    “Is there any difference with brain dead Republicans?”

    Hey Rudi got any more third grade insults?

  • rudi

    My third grade insult was in response to a second grade insult.

  • rudi

    This short post at AS shows a brain dead Republican:

    05 Jun 2009 09:34 am
    Malkin Award Nominee

    “Let me just say — this is going to sound radical, I don’t mean for it to be radical — but to me, the greatest threat to America is not necessarily a recession or even another terrorist attack. The greatest threat to America is a liberal media bias,” – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX).

    Can anyone doubt why the GOP is in free-fall?

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