Remember All The Deads gop Claimed Were Voting So Often – The South Carolina Election Commission Say Nope
Election Director: No Proof of Dead Voters
The director of the South Carolina Election Commission released a report Wednesday refuting claims that more 200 dead voters participated during the 2010 election.
Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino said that 197 of the cases her agency investigated appeared to be results of human error or coincidence and not cases of voter fraud. The other ten cases proved inconclusive.
In a letter to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Andino said her agency spent more than 200 hours examining suspected cases of voter fraud from the 2010 general election.
From the report:
The SEC has 15 full-time employees, all of which are dedicated to working on numerousexisting responsibilities including redistricting, implementation of a new voter registrationsystem, and preparation for March filing and the June Primaries.
…Nearly half of the SEC staff has spent more than 200 hours working over the past fourweeks to gather the necessary information and examine each record to make determinations,if possible. The investigation found that 197of these instances are not cases of votes beingcast fraudulently in the name of deceased voters
- 106 cases resulted from clerical errors by poll managers
- 56 cases resulted from bad data matching by the DMV to death records
- 32 cases resulted from voter participation errors, when stray marks caused it to appear that dead voters had cast ballots when they hadn’t
- 3 cases were absentee ballots of voters who died before election day
- 10 cases proved inconclusive