Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

30,000 DEAD registered to Vote in North Carolina: Still against Voter ID Laws?

RALEIGH A Raleigh-based group devoted to reducing the potential for voter fraud presented the N.C. Board of Elections on Friday with a list of nearly 30,000 names of dead people statewide who are still registered to vote.

The Voter Integrity Project compiled the list after obtaining death records from the state Department of Public Health from 2002 to March 31 and comparing them to the voter rolls.

“Mainly, what we’re concerned about is the potential [for fraud],” said project director Jay DeLancy. “Since there is no voter ID law in North Carolina, anybody can walk in and claim to be anyone else.”

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In 2008, Obama won NC by 14,000 votes


I wonder who got THESE Votes.....

"In 2009, 261 cases of voter fraud were sent to local district attorney’s offices in the state, the majority of which concluded investigations from the 2008 election, according to a report by the state Board of Elections. Of those cases, 229 involved convicted felons voting.

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Update 2:

The "Group" is Voter Integrity Project.. as written above.

EXACTLY..This shows the Government is NOT capable of keeping the voter roles current. hence the need for ID. Dead People don't have ID's .

18 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    How many of those "dead" people actually voted is hardly the issue. The fact remains that someone who wants to sneak in a few hundred extra votes for their candidate can easily do so by having people go to different polling places and vote under different names of still registered dead voters. Sometimes a few hundred votes is all it takes to throw an election their way. The solution is to remove those names from the voter lists and require voters to show some valid ID. Why is this such an earth shaking problem for some people.

  • 8 years ago

    There are no laws that I know of that require the government agency that issues a death certificate to notify the voter registration board of that person's death - because the location of death might be in a different state that the voter's registration. And executors of estates don't consider notifying a voter registration board that a person has died; there's no penalty for not notifying.

    Voter registration has always been a bit sloppy in its record-keeping, people move around a lot and forget they were registered, or don't care to notify themselves.

    ID's are irrelevant; counterfeit IDs are the problem, not the voting. But if someone is using a counterfeit ID, who will know ? The voter registration boards don't have photographs of anyone !

  • Leo
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    That's a data hygiene issue, not a voter fraud issue. Is there evidence that anyone has tried to vote using the names of one of those 30,000 people? No. Have there been such lists in the past? Yes. Did anyone try and vote using one of THOSE names? No.

    From the article:

    "Most cases of what look like a dead person voting are likely just administrative errors, such as a son named Junior voting in his father’s name instead of his own."

  • 8 years ago

    "DeLancy said his group has found evidence to suggest voter fraud in these numbers, but will not quantify how much until he is able to do more analysis. Most cases of what look like a dead person voting are likely just administrative errors, such as a son named Junior voting in his father’s name instead of his own".

    Why did you and Rush leave that part out? You should read the whole article rather then just highlight the parts you want.

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  • 8 years ago

    We should have voter ID laws...I think a lot of people are against them because it prohibits illegal immigrants from voting. Other than that, it shouldn't be difficult for anyone to get identification.

    We need ID when at the bank and other things so why not to vote?


  • 8 years ago

    The last paragraph in the article really tells it like it is. This group tried to have 528 voters removed claiming they weren't citizens. This was investigated, and all were found to be citizens. Is there any doubt that all 528 were registered Democrats.

    There is no evidence that any one used the identity of a dead person to vote. It is also not that easy to do so. It is a ploy of the GOP to see if they can intimidate or somehow keep Democrat voters away from the polls.

  • 8 years ago

    Maybe the group doesn't want to be on the Obama hit list. Obviously no voter ID is used for cheating.

  • Kevin
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Democrats believe they are "entitled" to fraud and to cheat at the ballot box. That's why they fight against Voter ID.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    went to vote at our local elections a few months ago. My dad is still on the books, he died in Feb. I was told I have to take his death certificate to the courthouse to take his name off the books. Really? Who's family member is really gonna do this?

  • Torgo
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Felons aren't dead people.

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