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I don't remember if this was posted earlier. If it was, I can't find it.

Dozens in Connecticut Registered to Vote After Death

by Dr. Susan Berry 6 Nov 2012

Dozens of Connecticut’s registered voters are actually people who died several years ago.

NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters and a team at Central Connecticut State University cross-checked information from the Social Security Death Index and the current state voter registry and discovered that more than 30 deceased people are still registered to vote in the state. Each of the deceased individuals was found to have registered to vote after they died.

Secretary of State Denise Merrill (D) said that clerical errors may account for the deceased being on the state's voter registry.

"It's very difficult to get information about people who die out of state," Merrill said. "When it's in state, we have the information. Usually, it gets transferred on to our voter rolls. But not always."

Merrill reported that the state is not aware of ever having an incident of in-person voter fraud.

However, Dan Kelly, who managed the 2010 election campaign of Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT), admitted last year that, “Connecticut has a long tradition of running horrific paid GOTV programs.” He described “mutinous canvassers, ACORN-style groups lying about voter contacts, and local activists demanding cash to pay ‘their people’ on Election Day.”

Kelly summarized, “Sometimes it’s better not to ask questions.” (my highlights)

Though Republican registrars of voters in Bridgeport and Stamford complained that their offices had received hundreds of illegitimate registration cards following ACORN voter drives, state investigators cleared ACORN of charges of voter fraud, claiming there was a lack of sufficient evidence against the organization. However, it was also noted that the state commission experienced difficulty in contacting witnesses about the alleged fraudulent voter cards due to the fact that canvassers and applicants were discovered to be either no longer living at the addresses provided or imprisoned.

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The dead can winn elections. Why not vote?

Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama

5 hr ago By Barbara Liston and Verna Gates
The two apparently died of natural causes, which did not sway voters.

Florida Democrat Earl K. Wood and Alabama Republican Charles Beasley won their respective elections but they will not take office.

Both men died weeks before the Nov. 6 election yet managed to beat their very much alive opponents by comfortable margins.

Wood died on Oct. 15 from natural causes at age 96, during his campaign for a 12th term as Orange County Tax Collector in Orlando, Fla.

Criticized for rarely coming into the office while collecting a $150,000 salary and $90,000 pension, Wood initially announced he would step down, only to change his mind when a longtime political foe made plans to seek the seat.

Wood's wide name recognition after almost half a century in office scared off several serious contenders. His name remained on the ballot and he took 56 percent of the votes to 44 percent for a Republican who promised to eliminate the office altogether if elected.

Beasley, 77, died on Oct. 12, possibly due to an aneurysm, while trying to reclaim his old seat on the Bibb County Commission in central Alabama.

Beasley's name also remained on the ballot and he won about 52 percent of the vote. His Democratic opponent, incumbent Commissioner Walter Sansing, took the loss especially hard.

"It is a touchy situation. When you are running against a dead man, you are limited as to what you can say," Sansing told Reuters.

He blamed people voting straight Republican tickets for his loss.

In Orlando, Scott Randolph, an outgoing Democratic state legislator and state party activist, was selected by his party to receive votes cast for Wood and he will assume the office. In Alabama, the governor will appoint a new commissioner with input from local Republicans

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I'm beginning to think that electing dead people to political office may be a good idea.
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