September 16, 2005

"Among Voters in New Jersey, G.O.P. Sees Dead People"

The New York Times offers this report, which begins: " The joke has long been that dead people vote in Hudson County, New Jersey's legendary enclave of machine politics. But now the joke may be on New Jersey, according to a new analysis of voter records by the state's Republican Party.

Comparing information from county voter registration lists, Social Security death records and other public information, Republican officials announced on Thursday that 4,755 people who were listed as deceased appear to have voted in the 2004 general election. Another 4,397 people who were registered to vote in more than one county appeared to have voted twice, while 6,572 who were registered in New Jersey and in one of five other states selected for analysis voted in each state."

Thanks to Brian Nelson for the pointer.

Posted by Rick Hasen at September 16, 2005 10:21 AM