Friday, January 7, 2005
“Dead voted in governor’s race,” by Phuong Cat Le and Michelle Nicolosi, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/206969_dead07.html, 7 January 2005.
Once again, the Democratic Party is stealing an election with dead voters
At least eight people who died well before the November general election were credited with voting in King County, raising new questions about the integrity of the vote total in the narrow governor’s race, a Seattle Post-Intelligencer review has found.
The evidence of votes from dead people is the latest example of flaws in an election already rocked by misplaced votes and allegations that there were thousands more votes counted than actual voters.
But its not fraud…
County officials say they are investigating the cases pointed out by the P-I. “These are not indications of fraud,” said Bill Huennekens, King County’s elections supervisor. “Fraud is a concerted effort to change an election.“
… because even though widespread…
The state is required by law to send monthly lists of the deceased to county auditors so they can purge those names from their voter rolls. But those lists are sent only every few months. That means thousands of deceased voters may have been sent absentee ballots.
… it is not frauud when Democrats do it
“I called up the elections board and said, ‘Can I do it because he wanted me to vote?’ ” the Duvall woman said. “The person … said, ‘Well, who would know?’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do anything that is wrong.’ “