Skip to comments.Among Voters in New Jersey, G.O.P. Sees Dead People
Posted on 09/16/2005 3:39:47 AM PDT by Pharmboy
TRENTON, Sept. 15 - The joke has long been that dead people vote in Hudson County, New Jersey's legendary enclave of machine politics. But now the joke may be on New Jersey, according to a new analysis of voter records by the state's Republican Party.
Comparing information from county voter registration lists, Social Security death records and other public information, Republican officials announced on Thursday that 4,755 people who were listed as deceased appear to have voted in the 2004 general election. Another 4,397 people who were registered to vote in more than one county appeared to have voted twice, while 6,572 who were registered in New Jersey and in one of five other states selected for analysis voted in each state.
At a news conference at the State House, Tom Wilson, the state's party chairman, took pains to say that the analysis did not look at voters' party affiliation. He also said that the party was not accusing voters of committing fraud, suggesting instead that someone else may have exploited their names without their knowledge.
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"Would that be John Edwards?"
Or Hillary? Or the local union mobster.
The 10,000 who died in New Orleans should translate into some hefty reelection votes for the Mayor and the Governor. ;-)
They got nothing on Milwaukee
I'm thinking PA and WI for starters. What are your 4?
Hopefully we'll start seeing a lot of this, timed such that it will be obvious to the voters what has been going on, just in time for the 2006 mid-term elections.
We passed that law here in GA this year. And of course, the ACLU is fighting it.
Here in Pittsburgh, a friend of mine volunteered to be a GOP pollwatcher last November. Out of curiosity, a fellow volunteer decided to check the voter rolls to see if her deceased parents were still on them. She discovered that true to form, though they had been Republicans all their lives, they ended up voting Democrat in the last election.
I'm sure our compassionate Republican leaders won't want to be seen as disenfranchising the most downtrodden of all, the dead.
Those were two of mine along with Minnesota, Washington. I guess after that you just go through a look for the close races and work those also.
I just posted a similiar article from today's 'Star Ledger', but I'm surprised to see The New York Times covering this as well. Even with the NYT's usual spin, New Jersey voter fraud is looking more and more like Louisiana...corrupt to the core.
Well . . . I hope that's true at least of the dead people . . .
Good call, I forgot about Washington being so close, and all the questionable stuff in Seattle. Didn't realize MN was so close, but then isn't MPLS where they had the college students apparently voting multiple times? Do I have the place right, for that one?
It seems that tying your SSN to your vote would make sense. A computer could easily tell if there were multiple hits on one number, (voting more than once, or coming back from the dead). All votes for that SSN would then be voided and in investigation started. The real person identified and if determined a victim of ID theft allowed to recast their ballot (once).
As I remember MN was pretty close.
We passed Voter ID after Mary Landrieu, aka Barbara Boxer Jr., stole the Senate election from Woody Jenkins in 1996. X42 beat Dole by over 100,000 votes in Louisiana, but Landrieu only "won" by about 5,000, thanks to a last minute surge of dead voters in New Orleans.
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