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(Miami Herald)   More than 53,000 dead people found to be on Florida's voting rolls, most thought likely to vote for BRAAIIINNNSSS   (miamiherald.com ) divider line
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2012-05-17 03:33:04 PM  
Florida is full of old people. Old people tend to die more than younger people, and they tend to not notify the elections department of their passing, you know, on account of them being dead and all that.

I'm glad to see the elections department doing their job and cleaning up their database, but this doesn't automatically indicate that someone's going to try to vote in the dead people's name.

Wouldn't hurt to check into that of course...
 
2012-05-17 03:39:51 PM  
In other news, Republican voter registration in Florida has just suffered a sudden unexpected decrease
 
2012-05-17 03:44:07 PM  
And everyone who died in the last year are listed in last year's phone book.
 
2012-05-17 03:46:43 PM  

I wonder if the "GOP-controlled Legislature" is hoping for a repeat of 2000: Botched Name Purge Denied Some the Right to Vote (pops):

Kelvin King was turned away from the polls here in November when records showed that he was ineligible to vote as a convicted felon. County election officials learned days later that King's civil rights had been restored eight months earlier.

Sandylynn Williams had voted in every election since she was 18. But this time, election officials confused her with her sister -- a felon who had once used Williams's name -- and refused to let her vote.

"They sent me a letter of apology, and I just laughed," recalled Williams, 34, who said she had planned to vote for Democratic nominee Al Gore. "I was cheated out of voting."

The Tampa residents were among hundreds, perhaps thousands, of non-felons in Florida who civil rights lawyers contend were wrongly prevented from voting in the Nov. 7 election after state election officials and a private contractor bungled an attempt to cleanse felons from voter rolls.
 
2012-05-17 04:13:19 PM  
Okay, they're on the rolls... has anyone tried to vote in a single one of their names?
 
2012-05-17 04:21:26 PM  
Call me crazy, but I think you should have to relinquish your voting rights once you die.

I'm not for a voter I.D. card, but I think every voter should absolutely have to prove they are alive when they go to cast their ballot.
 
2012-05-17 04:26:52 PM  
soooo, they're not voting for republicans then?
 
2012-05-17 04:29:54 PM  
So are people afraid they are going to rise from the dead and vote?

I love the butthurt from people who are upset we don't live in a perfect world.
 
2012-05-17 04:30:15 PM  
Most of them right here in Sarasota, i'll wager.
 
2012-05-17 04:30:41 PM  
This conclusively proves that only living people should be allowed to vote.
 
2012-05-17 04:31:23 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: In other news, Republican voter registration in Florida has just suffered a sudden unexpected decrease


Not that I disagree with you; but, dead people have always been part of the democrat constituency.

/ I keed, I keed
 
2012-05-17 04:31:27 PM  
Why is this "news"? Florida is one big "Dead Person Walking" mecca..

Also, if the unborn should have rights then why not the unalive? This is discrimination.
 
2012-05-17 04:31:57 PM  
How many of them voted?
 
2012-05-17 04:32:06 PM  
My God, 53,000 dead, this is a tragedy! What could have killed them?
 
2012-05-17 04:32:44 PM  
I thought "dead" was the average age of Florida voters?
 
2012-05-17 04:32:50 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Call me crazy, but I think you should have to relinquish your voting rights once you die.

I'm not for a voter I.D. card, but I think every voter should absolutely have to prove they are alive when they go to cast their ballot.


Why on earth would you discriminate on something like that? They're undead, not un-people.
 
2012-05-17 04:33:09 PM  
I thought most Chicago retirees moved to Arizona.
 
2012-05-17 04:33:32 PM  
They do this before EVERY ELECTION in pretty much EVERY VOTING district. Move along folks, nothing to see here.
 
2012-05-17 04:33:56 PM  
Quick! Let's disproportionately cage blacks and latinos from the rolls so that the dead don't show up to vote!
 
2012-05-17 04:34:28 PM  
Yeah, but, but, asking someone for their ID is racist or something....
 
2012-05-17 04:35:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: In other news, Republican voter registration in Florida has just suffered a sudden unexpected decrease


Forgot_my_password_again: soooo, they're not voting for republicans then?


The GOP has to find a way to compete with all the "illegals" registered to vote in Fla.
 
2012-05-17 04:35:19 PM  
All democrats I'm sure.
 
2012-05-17 04:35:28 PM  
Is the Florida tag dead too?
 
2012-05-17 04:35:34 PM  

Corvus: So are people afraid they are going to rise from the dead and vote?

I love the butthurt from people who are upset we don't live in a perfect world.


We were forced to give the vote to black people, women, and then those damn kids protesting being shipped to Vietnam. I'm not surprised now the zombies want the vote. This country is broken.
 
2012-05-17 04:35:56 PM  
This just in: People sometimes die before notifying their local election board. Republicans will derp about the "fact" that dead people voted in Chicago 40 years ago, scream about voter ID laws, and then slide backwards into their mud hole with extreme satisfaction.
 
2012-05-17 04:36:14 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: In other news, Republican voter registration in Florida has just suffered a sudden unexpected decrease


Good news is on the horizon though, as several more Cuban prisons are set to release thousands of prisoners onto the Florida coast soon.
 
2012-05-17 04:36:21 PM  
I had no idea there were so many mysterious deaths in Florida. Someone should look into who is killing all of these voters.
 
2012-05-17 04:37:37 PM  
Number seems kind of low actually.

For reference, 168k people died in Florida in 2007.

Even a perfect removal procedure would deliver similar results because about 16k people die every month and the voting rolls are prepared months in advance.
 
2012-05-17 04:38:40 PM  

Minus 1 Charisma: Yeah, but, but, asking someone for their ID is racist or something....


Not racist, but another barrier to voting that is completely unnecessary.
 
2012-05-17 04:38:41 PM  
Yeah, you know how that happens?
Someone registers to vote, then they die.

/Pure genius, I know.
 
2012-05-17 04:39:15 PM  
95% of these cases would be eliminated by automatically purging anyone over the age of 55 from the voter rolls. Those that are not dead can reapply each year to regain their voting rights, so long as they register at least 6 months prior to the applicable election. Notifications that voters have been purged will be sent by mail at the last known address, usually taking between 30-40 weeks for standard 12th class delivery.
 
2012-05-17 04:39:56 PM  

timujin: Okay, they're on the rolls... has anyone tried to vote in a single one of their names?


Seems like that would be easy enough to prove or disprove, which is why the "ZOMGACORNVOTERFRAUD" crowd will resist any attempt to do so.
 
2012-05-17 04:40:23 PM  

madgonad: 16k people die every month


Another liberal plot to prevent Republicans from voting.
 
2012-05-17 04:41:06 PM  

Hector Remarkable: My God, 53,000 dead, this is a tragedy! What could have killed them?


We know that old people in Florida are critical swing voters. I'll bet Obama's death panels got them before they could vote for Romney.
 
2012-05-17 04:41:09 PM  
They were caught because the were able to properly fill out a ballot.
 
2012-05-17 04:41:39 PM  

Lost Thought 00: 95% of these cases would be eliminated by automatically purging anyone over the age of 55 from the voter rolls. Those that are not dead can reapply each year to regain their voting rights, so long as they register at least 6 months prior to the applicable election. Notifications that voters have been purged will be sent by mail at the last known address, usually taking between 30-40 weeks for standard 12th class delivery.


And they have to pass a driving test as part of the registration process.

/Think of the children.
 
2012-05-17 04:41:54 PM  
subby: Florida's voting rolls, most thought likely to vote for BRAAIIINNNSSS

Dude, that's hard to do in Florida if you're alive.
 
2012-05-17 04:42:32 PM  

iheartscotch: MaudlinMutantMollusk: In other news, Republican voter registration in Florida has just suffered a sudden unexpected decrease

Not that I disagree with you; but, dead people have always been part of the democrat constituency.

/ I keed, I keed


In most parts of the country I would agree

/but we're talking Florida here
 
2012-05-17 04:42:39 PM  
What's the estimated count of entropically enabled Chicagoians nowdays?
 
2012-05-17 04:43:17 PM  
www.onebigdog.net

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2012-05-17 04:44:37 PM  
Tomorrow's headline: GOP pushes to give pregnant women 2 votes
 
2012-05-17 04:45:38 PM  
Oh, Snowball, not you too! The dead have risen and their voting...Republican!
 
2012-05-17 04:46:01 PM  
make me some tea: "Wouldn't hurt to check into that of course..."

Pretty sure they have. About every two years. And it always comes back that voter fraud doesn't really exist.
Yet we get more laws to restrict registration and push 'provisional' ballots. And voter fraud continues to not really exist.
But we keep getting more and more laws to tighten down registration, curtail early voting and push 'provisional' ballots...

Actually, that's not entirely true. Indiana's Secretary of State was found to have a fraudulent voter registration (among other shenanigans).
But he plays for the "pro-poll tax" team, so it doesn't get talked about. Even though if he were a DNC member he'd be as notorious as Acorn.
 
2012-05-17 04:46:22 PM  

supervacaneous: Oh, Snowball, not you too! The dead have risen and their voting...Republican!


That took way too long.
 
2012-05-17 04:46:24 PM  

T-Boy: I had no idea there were so many mysterious deaths in Florida. Someone should look into who is killing all of these voters.


The huge manatees, probably.
 
2012-05-17 04:46:46 PM  
I think that if you alive anywhere in the world you should be allowed to vote for US president since s/he IS the leader of the world.
 
2012-05-17 04:46:48 PM  

Craptastic: This just in: People sometimes die before notifying their local election board. Republicans will derp about the "fact" that dead people voted in Chicago 40 years ago, scream about voter ID laws, and then slide backwards into their mud hole with extreme satisfaction.


I'm confused, why is it such a big deal to provide an ID? You have to show prospective employers your social security card; you have to show prospective landlords your social security card. You have to be able to provide an ID to buy hooch or get into a bar, even if you don't get asked for it.

I guess my question is; why is it such a big deal to provide an ID when you vote?

/ its not like it is going to kill you
 
2012-05-17 04:47:47 PM  
Well of course, how else can Republicans win the election each cycle?
 
2012-05-17 04:50:01 PM  

iheartscotch: I'm confused, why is it such a big deal to provide an ID?


Because it is an ineffective, disenfranchising method of ensuring that nonexistent voter fraud doesn't occur.

What do you think it helps?
 
2012-05-17 04:51:14 PM  
Since it's been brought up in the thread, I'd like to say I think felons should be able to vote, at least as long as they are no longer incarcerated. (I actually think they should be able to vote in prison, but I can't for the life of me figure out how that could be done in a way that wouldn't result in some serious manipulation by the staff.)

Why should felons be allowed to vote? Why not? We talk about voting being a privilege, but it's really a responsibility. How many crooks do you know who would stop right before they commit a crime and say, hey, you know what, I want to be able to vote in the next election, I'm not going to commit this crime. Compare that to how many people who have served time who might have some valid thoughts on how we might reform the corrections system.

You might put some protections in to prevent people who just were pardoned from voting, since you could argue that a politician could by votes by issuing pardons, although I doubt many politicians would risk that kind of backlash for a promise from a felon that they'd vote for them.

When it comes right down to it, I think the only citizens who shouldn't be allowed to vote are people who have been convicted of crimes directly related to election fraud.
 
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