Skip to comments.WWII vet dies at age 93 after casting last ballot
Posted on 10/24/2012 5:00:25 PM PDT by markomalley
A World War II veteran who inspired many with his determination to vote even though he had end-stage liver cancer died Wednesday.
Frank Tanabe's daughter Barbara Tanabe said he died at her Honolulu home, where he has spent the past few weeks in hospice. He was 93.
Barbara Tanabe said she put the American flag up outside the home to mark the day for him and their family.
"He really liked it when I put out the flag," she said.
Hundreds of thousands of people saw a photo of Frank Tanabe filling out his absentee ballot with the help of his daughter last week, after his grandson posted the picture on the social media site Reddit.
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Lord God please bless Frank’s soul and keep him in the light of your most sacred heart.
Probably voted democrat.
Most WWII Vets I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet were always die hard dems(yet all were conservatives). Probably a Roosevelt/Truman effect.
now he gets to vote, AGAIN, for Obama
and thank you for your support of FR from someone without 2 nickels to rub together
Ummm, I may be wrong, but I believe it is illegal to count the absentee vote of someone who is dead on Nov. 6...
(of course but for the dead voting, Democrats would consistently lose...)
If you are dead on Election Day, you shouldn’t get to vote.
My dad is a healthy 93 (Thank you, Lord!). He’s a WWII vet and an absolute conservative.
Guess nobody told him how badly asians get screwed by affirmative action.
Even if he cast his last ballot for Rats I salute this member of The Greatest Generation.
Eisenhower might have got to him early enough before he could become a hard core democrat back then. My grandfather was in Korea, and that's how he turned out. Republican/Conservative to the core. Always remembered him hating Truman, and this was during the 80s when I was growing up. lol
In this case people would know, but if it had just been mailed how would the county clerk know you died.
The ballets in California have doubled envelopes.
they go to the clerk, they are checked to make sure the out side is valid, then the outside envelope is tossed and the inside put in the ballot box.
It makes sense, yet trying to figure out how they would know.
OMG! I didn’t read it and thought he voted R!
Although I pray for him anyway!!! Lol
Yes, people who live that long and aren’t raving mad moonbats deserve respect.
A soldier and patriot to the end
i think his ballot is invalid
“Ummm, I may be wrong, but I believe it is illegal to count the absentee vote of someone who is dead on Nov. 6...”
Not in Texas. Once a vote is cast, it is cast. That is a major reason I always early vote as early as possible. Never know when the moment will come.
Different states may have different rules, however. It devolves to the states.
When the story was first reported, election officials said that the ballot’s not counted if the health dept. notifies the election board that the ballot caster has died. The reporter noted that Obama’s grandma’s vote counted because they were notified after election day that she had died. She died two days before the 2008 election day.
. You are.
Depends on the state. For Iowa you are correct.