OBAMA FRAUD? Dead Voters voted in primaries

By Eric Shawn

Jane Drury voted last year in an election in Stonington, Conn. The only problem is, she died eight years ago.

Her daughter Jane Gumpel thought someone must have goofed.

“I was surprised because this is not possible,” she said.

But it did happen. The town clerk’s record clearly shows Drury’s vote, marked by a horizontal line poll workers put next to her name. And it turns out, Drury isn’t the only voter to apparently cast a ballot from the grave.

The issue of dead voters showing up on ballot records continues to be a problem for election administrators across the country.

Journalism professor Marcel Dufresne, at the University of Connecticut, led a class investigation into dead voters and said his group of 11 students discovered 8,558 deceased people who were still registered on Connecticut’s voter rolls. They discovered more than 300 of them appeared somehow to have cast ballots after they died.

“We have one person who appeared to have voted 17 times since he died,” Dufresne said.

Dufresne said there is no evidence of any election fraud, but the number of dead voters “shows the system is vulnerable and it shows that people who are clever and have a little cooperation in the town level, you could use this and get people to vote for people who died.”

Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz is adamant that “actually no dead people voted.”

“I want to be very clear about that,” she said, explaining that while votes were cast and counted in the names of the dead, “there was no voter fraud at all in the state of Connecticut.”

“Did we have clerical errors where the wrong voter was crossed off? Yes,” she said.

But officials elsewhere have confirmed other cases in which dead people appear to have voted.

In Washington State, Republican Dino Rossi ran for governor in 2004, and lost by only 133 votes. Officials confirmed that the names of 19 dead people somehow cast ballots. Rossi is running this year for governor and reflected on his experience in 2004.

“It was the closest governor’s race in U.S. history. After the fact we found a number of dead people voted. I don’t know how they voted — you have to talk to Shirley MacLaine about that,” Rossi said.

Since the last presidential election, more than 2 million dead people have been identified, and dropped, from the nation’s voting rolls.

In Connecticut, 5,000 have been purged in the last two months. That presumably means Jane Drury won’t be voting again, even as her daughter remains stumped that a ballot was cast in her mother’s name in the first place.

“I couldn’t imagine because I didn’t think she voted — it was an impossible situation to me,” she said.

Officials say when it comes to dead voters, most of the problems are simply mistakes, not political corruption. But they admit as long as the deceased remain registered to vote, the potential for fraud is alive and well.

Tell us your voter fraud story at voterfraud@foxnews.com

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6 responses to “OBAMA FRAUD? Dead Voters voted in primaries

  1. T. Walton

    What will be done to stop voter fraud? This election is rigged toward Obama! Everyone should show up with proof of citizenship and proof they can vote legally. This needs to be nationwide, not only in certain states. If Obama wins, I am certain it is due to his underground support and organizations that are crooks and criminals. I am terrified that he will win.

  2. Linda

    Voter fraud would be when someone tries to vote who is not the person registered, is a convicted felon, tries to vote in a precinct where they do not live, tries to vote multiple times.

    Voter fraud has not occurred when someone fills out a voter registration form when they are not qualified to vote. Why. Because when the forms are turned in to the county clerk or voter registrar’s office, they are CHECKED and VALIDATED. Then, when a person shows up to vote depending upon which state, they show some type of ID, which shows their current address.

    In a three year period the number of people convicted of VOTER FRAUD in the entire US was…..24. That’s right TWENTY FOUR PEOPLE in the entire country in a three year period.

    http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_cost_of_the_voter_fraud_fraud

    On of the most notable was Ann Colter. I am completely serious. Ms. Colter used the address of her realtor office and was stopped from voting.

    “Coulter lied about the address of her new crib at 242 Seabreeze Avenue in Palm Beach. Instead, she declared her “legal residence” to be 999 Indian Avenue — that of her realtor, Suzanne Frisbie.

    To compound that initial third-degree felony, Coulter then proceeded to knowingly vote at the wrong precinct in a local election in February 2006. Upon showing up at the correct precinct for 242 Seabreeze Avenue, Coulter was told that voters who lived at 999 Indian Avenue were supposed to vote elsewhere.

    According to the incident report filed by the Palm Beach Town Clerk, when Coulter came in to vote at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal church, the address discrepancy was discovered and reported by a precinct 1198 poll worker. Noticing that the GOP pundit was registered at a different address than her actual residence, precinct adviser James Whited — a Republican — informed Coulter that she’d have to fill out a change-of-address form in order to vote in the precinct.

    “Where would I vote with the address that I have?” Coulter asked Whited. He explained that Indian Avenue residents were to vote at St. Edward’s Church, located in another precinct. Coulter then “hurriedly went out the door,” according to Whited’s report. Although the poll worker tried to catch up with her, it was “to no avail.”

    A few minutes later, Coulter illegally cast a vote at St. Edward’s. According to the Palm Beach Police Department’s report, doing so was a first-degree misdemeanor.

    The PBPD also found that Coulter again used her realtor’s address, instead of her own, to obtain a Florida driver’s license. That crime is “a felony of the third degree,” according to a report by Michael S. Reiter, the Town of Palm Beach’s Chief of Police.”

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    http://messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_us/articles.php?boardId=566751&articleId=973647&func=6&channel=News+AOL+Managed&filterRead=false&filterHidden=true&filterUnhidden=false

    We are wasting our time and attention on voter registration issues, we need to be more concerned about qualified voters not being allowed to vote, as happened by the 100,000’s of thousands in the last presidential election in Ohio.

    A review of the available data reveals that in Ohio alone, at least 357,000 voters, the overwhelming majority of them Democratic, were prevented from casting ballots or did not have their votes counted in 2004(12) — more than enough to shift the results of an election decided by 118,601 votes.(13) (See Ohio’s Missing Votes) In what may be the single most astounding fact from the election, one in every four Ohio citizens who registered to vote in 2004 showed up at the polls only to discover that they were not listed on the rolls, thanks to GOP efforts to stem the unprecedented flood of Democrats eager to cast ballots.(14) And that doesn’t even take into account the troubling evidence of outright fraud, which indicates that upwards of 80,000 votes for Kerry were counted instead for Bush. That alone is a swing of more than 160,000 votes — enough to have put John Kerry in the White House.(15)

    http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/10432334/was_the_2004_election_stolen

  3. Linda

    I just noticed, your moderator has to “approve” my message–I am betting 90% it won’t get posted, even with proper documentation in the post. We’ll see.

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  5. Rob

    This is an oxymoron…

    “Dufresne said there is no evidence of any election fraud, but the number of dead voters “shows the system is vulnerable and it shows that people who are clever and have a little cooperation in the town level, you could use this and get people to vote for people who died.”

    If you found that more than 18,000 dead people voted…how is that not considered fraud?

    –Rob USMC

  6. Rob

    I bet this won’t pass moderation either…. LINDA

    –Rob USMC

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