Florida Says More Than 53,000 Dead on Voting Rolls

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tampa, FL (AP) -- May 16, 2012 --

Florida is calling on county election supervisors to remove more than 53,000 dead people from the state's voting rolls.

State officials this year checked Social Security files and concluded that people who died were still registered to vote. This was the first time the state checked the files. It was allowed under a controversial election law that passed the GOP-controlled Legislature last year.

An attorney with the Department of State told election supervisors on Wednesday they have seven days to remove a deceased voter from the rolls.

But some supervisors want to know if they will be given more proof that the voter is dead.

The move to remove dead voters comes at the same time when state officials are pushing to remove thousands non U.S.-citizens from the rolls.

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  • by First Guess Location: tlh on May 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM
    They all voted for obama, willie meggs for state attorney and campbell for sheriff.
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on May 17, 2012 at 03:30 PM
    It is time to end all of this Good Old Boy Voter Fraud. If you are not doing your job, then I am voting you out in August! I will not support an office that uses mass arrest just before election time to say Leon is tough on crime and Forbes says that we are very weak on crime.
  • by Alice Location: Jacobs on May 17, 2012 at 03:27 PM
    It is time to fix the problem and get all of these do nothing officials out of office. Leon has little time for jokes like Operation Trident! Do your job and people will vote for you. This is sad, peoples lives are at risk.
  • by Pual Location: Turlington on May 17, 2012 at 03:25 PM
    These names must be being used to elect the same poor officials that we have in office now. I hope this is cleaned up by election day. The Sheriff for one needs to retire. I hope that my vote will help him accomplish that, because he has done little else.
  • by Ibet on May 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    I bet all 53,000 dead peoples votes were used to elect Jeb,GW and Tricky Ricky. All from the same county. Just think of where this country and state would be if those 53k bogus votes were not there in all these elections.
  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    Of course you can say "2008 voter fraud" or "2010 voter fraud" or "1824 voter fraud" or "The sky is falling" or "I was abducted by space aliens" and there will be plenty of simpletons who will believe you without proof, if you keep on saying it.
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      by Anonymous on May 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM in reply to
      Don't forget the complexitons -- they are easy to fool too, if you know how.
  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    Doesn't your voting registration expire if you don't vote after a certain number of elections? Doesn't this problem, therefore, correct itself to some degree, over time?
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      by Anonymous on May 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to
      Ah, but the worry is that they are still "voting", or at least someone is, using their name. So, in the case of fraud, the registrations do not expire...
  • by So on May 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    They can't vote, so what's the issue? paperwork?
  • by BOY Location: COUNTRY on May 17, 2012 at 09:48 AM
  • by onlyme on May 17, 2012 at 08:51 AM
    Let us not forget about Wakulla County. During the election in 2008 all the dead people voted / ballots went missing and WOW!!! Harvey won the Sheriff race against Creel. And wouldn’t you know it, Maurice Langston swore in Buddy Wells as the Supervisor of Elections when he is running for Sheriff against Creel. Let’s make sure that the dead don’t vote again nor ballots go missing this election. CREEL 4 SHERIFF
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      by Anonymous on May 17, 2012 at 09:27 AM in reply to onlyme
      If dead people voted and you know about it, there must be a public record, possibly of a public trial, and somebody must have been convicted and gone to prison. If dead people voted it sounds like actual voting fraud. I guess you're saying their votes weren't counted but were fraudulently cast. So who went to prison? Who was Governor in 2008? Who was AG? Or are you just shooting off your mouth?
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