Could The Dead Be Skewing Election Results?

Oh can it be? Could the after life be effecting our current political process? Hey it could happen especially since most elections are held shortly after Halloween when all the dead are supposed to be “crossing over” so to speak. I wonder how many of them are registered democrats?
clipped from

There’s an easy explanation for low voter turnout in some areas of the country — more than 3.3 million voters on registration rolls are, in fact, dead.

And another 12.9 million voters remain on registration rolls in an area where they no longer live, according to an analysis by Aristotle International Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based company that provides voting data to political consultants and others.

That means that about 9 percent of all registered voters are “deadwood” voters — the term for voters no longer able to vote in a precinct.

The state with the highest percentage of deadwood voters is Massachusetts, where 116,483 registered voters are dead — 3.38 percent of the state’s total — and 538,567 no longer live in the area where they are registered to vote.

“Deadwood on voter rolls complicates the electoral process and can cause problems like fraud,” said Phillips, and it “always creates a perception of low voter turnout.”

What do you have to say?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s