It’s no wonder Democrats continue to complain about technology in the election process. It’s just another way for mean old Republicans to catch them cheating.
A new statewide database of registered voters contains as many as 77,000 dead people on its rolls, and as many as 2,600 of them have cast votes from the grave, according to a Poughkeepsie Journal computer-assisted analysis.
Among the Journal’s findings:
- There were dead people on the voter rolls in all of New York’s 62 counties and people in as many as 45 counties who had votes recorded after they had died.
- One Bronx address was listed as the home for as many as 191 registered voters who had died. The address is 5901 Palisade Ave., in Riverdale, site of the Hebrew Home for the Aged.
- Democrats who cast votes after they died outnumbered Republicans by more than 4 to 1. The reason: Most of them came from Democrat-dominated New York City, where the higher population produced more matches.
In one reported case, a dead man’s signature was clearly spelled out on voting records even though while alive he could only mark an “X” because he had no fingers.
So when you see ghosts and goblins on the streets tomorrow night, remember, some may be trick-or-treaters…
…and some may be Democrats heading to the polls.