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Subject: Re: 'Dead Voter' found alive Date: 9/20/2012 9:39 PM
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At any given time there will always be names of dead people on the voter rolls. Unless someone develops a technology that immediately eliminates a person's name from the rolls the second they stop breathing, that has to be the case.

Remember that names of dead people on a voter roll is not any evidence of voter fraud - no matter how many names are included. Someone has to actually assume the identity of that person and cast their ballot to make it fraud.

So . . . the only way voter ID laws would protect us from this kind of dead voter ID theft fraud is if the person who takes on the identity of a dead person shows up at their precinct and lies to the poll worker about who they are and where they live. They better hope that none of the poll workers and none of the people in the polling place knew the dead person or knows them. Also, if they expect to vote on their own behalf, they better be living outside the precinct of the dead person whose identity they are going to steal. Otherwise they will have to go through the same line of poll workers a second time that day claiming to be someone else.

Let's assume that someone took these risks and got away with it. That's one fraudulent vote. Now all they have to do is figure out how to do it hundreds or thousands of times more so they can steal an election.

Claims that voter fraud is a significant problem are pure BS. Claims that the current line-up of voter suppression laws would have a significant impact on reduction of voter fraud are even more absurd. Wingnuts who insist on clinging to these manufactured lies in order to suppress votes and stifle Democracy are either misguided fools or devious liars.
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