It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

VOTE: Election Day of the Dead - Votes of the dead will be counted as valid

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 01:53 PM
link   
Ballots from people who vote early and die before Election Day will be counted as valid because awkward laws make it difficult to weed them out. With millions of people within thirty states taking advantage of new 'Early voting' procedures many ballots will still be counted even though the voter has since died.
 



abcnews.go.com
Death has no political allegiance. But the thousands of lawyers from both parties who will be descending on battleground states Tuesday looking for reasons to pick up a few votes could find the phenomenon of dead voters more than just an Election Day curiosity.

In Florida alone, more than 1.8 million people, many of them elderly and sick retirees, have cast absentee ballots or voted early in person in the past two weeks.

How many of those voters won't be alive on Election Day? Considering that an average of 455 voting-age people die in Florida every day, and that the 2000 presidential election was decided by a mere 537 votes, dead votes that slip through the cracks could become a meaningful bloc.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Apparently this is a direct result of laws passed to avoid similar problems to those experienced during the year 2000 elections.
Unlike the traditional postal votes that are stored in envelopes to be counted on Election Day (or removed if the person dies prior to that day), the new early voting is done on machines for which there is no 'paper trail'. Hence it is impossible to track and remove the votes of those no longer in the land of the living.

It looks like the US is about to witness yet another election debacle similar to that of 2000.

[edit on 31-10-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 04:41 PM
link   
Hmmm.

How many votes would be incorrectly included as a result of sudden mortality? And how many people might feel like dying after the election result?

At least neither party has adopted the effective methodology demonstrated in Nikolai Gogol's classic Dead Souls.



posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 04:44 PM
link   
Does anyone remember in Missouri when Callahan died while campaigning for the Senate? They decided to keep him on the ballot, and guess what. He won! He people can elect a dead guy to the senate, then dead people can vote!



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 03:26 PM
link   
actually the more parallel election for the dead voting would be the first JFK election. wherein the dead gave a very close election to JFK.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 04:03 PM
link   

Originally posted by Slayer
Does anyone remember in Missouri when Callahan died while campaigning for the Senate? They decided to keep him on the ballot, and guess what. He won! He people can elect a dead guy to the senate, then dead people can vote!


It was "Carnahan," and the guy he defeated was none other than John Ashcroft. At least in this case, the dead people had the right idea.



new topics

top topics
 
0

log in

join