“If they’re dead, then who voted? Identities of opera singer, World War II veteran, used for balloting”

UT San Diego: “The review found that 26 ballots have been cast in the names of 10 dead San Diego County citizens since 1998. Mail-in ballots were the most common way to vote in the name of a deceased person, accounting for 21 of the votes in question — and all the votes cast for DeGregory and Welty….Twenty-six votes cast on behalf of dead people is a minuscule tally in light of millions of votes cast, but long-running patterns such as the Welty and DeGregory records indicate problems identifying chronic posthumous votes. Vu said the registrar is reviewing the U-T’s findings and will hand information about Welty and DeGregory over to the authorities for further review.”

 

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